Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid for Drinks with a View

This blog post was originally posted on May 20, 2018 and was updated on September 2, 2020. Pleasant weather throughout much of the year combined with a jaw-dropping cityscape make Madrid the ideal place to enjoy rooftop drinks. In addition to being perfect for enjoying good vibes, drinks and views, the best rooftop bars in […]

What to Pack for Madrid (By Season)!

When you think of Madrid, do you think of endless blue skies and perfect sunny days? Well, we have a surprise for you. While the weather in Madrid is generally pretty great, it’s also known to be quite unpredictable. But, don’t fret, we have some suggestions on exactly what to pack for Madrid in order […]

A Day at the Park: Where to Eat Near Retiro

With more than 350 acres of green space, Retiro Park is Madrid’s crown jewel and is the ideal place to spend a sunny day. Stroll along the grand avenues, check out the street performers and musicians, then grab a spot of grass to take a break or a nice siesta. A visit to Retiro is […]

5 Books to Read Before Visiting Madrid

Here are five books you should read before visiting Madrid

Spain has inspired generations of writers with its rich cultural history and unparalleled beauty. Writers like Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell were deeply influenced by their time in Spain, and their work has inspired many travelers to visit. So before you pack your bags, we suggest going to your local bookshop and picking up a […]

Where to Eat Near Plaza Mayor: Our Top 7!

Plaza Mayor is one of the most visited spots in Madrid and for good reason. Plaza Mayor is a central plaza in the city, and it is the perfect place to marvel at Spain’s history, people watch and take pictures with friends or family.  Some people think that the food in this area is reserved […]

Five Free Things to Do in Madrid

A visit to El Rastro is a free activity to do on a Sunday in Madrid.

Trying to save money but still want to enjoy all that Madrid has to offer? Well, you’re in luck! Madrid is one of the most affordable cities in Europe. Better yet, this lively capital city is filled with free things to do. So put away your wallet, and set off to explore these five free […]

Where to Buy Olive Oil in Madrid: 5 Must-Visit Shops

Oh, olive oil, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. We love you drizzled over a slice of rustic bread with tomatoes and a dash of sea salt splashed on a summer salad or poured over ribbons of jamón. The ways to love olive oil are endless, and Spain is the perfect place […]