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 […]

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Spanish Food Markets

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Madrid in a budget-friendly, low-key way by heading to the market to pick up ingredients for a special holiday meal at home.

We’re big advocates for living like a local through travel, and there’s no better (or more delicious!) way to do that than by visiting a neighborhood market. Spanish food markets provide one of the most authentic glimpses of life in any given city or town. It’s here where locals buy their groceries and restaurant owners […]

Inside Devour: How a Bottle of Wine Changed Luke’s Life

This post is part of our Inside Devour series. We work with some of the most passionate and talented guides in the country—make that the world!—and we’re thrilled to tell you their stories. He didn’t become the next James Bond (as was his original plan), but UK native Luke Darracott discovered a whole new adventure […]