Top Things to Do in Madrid in September

Art lovers visiting Madrid in September can't miss the Apertura event, in which dozens of galleries and museums across the city will inaugurate special exhibitions and host free events.

This blog post was originally posted on July 2, 2018 and was updated on August 6, 2019. While most places see September as the beginning of fall, here in Madrid summer fun is still in full swing. The city enjoys pleasantly warm temperatures, but not the scorching heat common in July and August. And as […]

Bullfighting in Madrid & Beyond: What You Need to Know

Bullfighting in Madrid - bull ring interior

It may seem like attending a bullfight is one of most authentically “Spanish” experiences you can have. After all, it’s a spectacle that has been historically linked to Spain for hundreds of years. And starting in the 20th century, when literary icons from Ernest Hemingway to Federico García Lorca began depicting it in their works, […]

All About El Gordo: The Spanish Christmas Lottery Explained

With billions of euros handed out in prize money every year, the Spanish Christmas lottery is the biggest in the world. Walk through the center of Madrid—or any Spanish city or town—this time of year, and you’ll already start to see this beloved tradition come to life. Lines spill out of lottery booths and wind […]

Behind the Bite: Roscón de Reyes

Roscón de Reyes is associated with a religious holiday today, but has roots in a pagan festival celebrated by the ancient Romans!

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Step aside, Christmas cookies and candy canes—here in Spain, it’s all about roscón de Reyes. All throughout Spain at this time of year, families are sitting down to enjoy extravagant holiday feasts that last for […]

Get the Party Started: 12 Great Restaurants for Groups in Madrid

Love wine? Do your friends love wine? If that's the case and you're looking for one of the best restaurants for groups in Madrid, you can't go wrong with wine bar Angelita.

It’s no secret that Spanish culture places a big emphasis on getting together with the people who matter most. Usually, those gatherings are often based around some type of meal—a trend we can definitely get on board with! Needless to say, Madrid’s warm and welcoming culture makes it the perfect place to host any kind […]

Eat Up: Our Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Madrid

Los Huevos de Lucio is more than just one of the best restaurants in Madrid. They also serve up the best huevos rotos in the city!

While Madrid may be on everyone’s radar for its world-class museums, beautiful green spaces and awe-inspiring architecture, there’s one main reason why the Spanish capital has won us over: the food! We’re spoiled for choice here in Madrid when it comes to culinary goodness. Craving simple tapas at a no-frills, hole-in-the-wall bar? You’ll find one […]