Top 5 Spanish Christmas Sweets and Where to Find Them in Madrid

Turrón is one of the most delicious Spanish Christmas sweets!

This blog post was originally posted on December 4, 2012 and was updated on November 13, 2017. It is officially Christmastime in Spain! Walk through any market or peer into any bakery, and you’ll find a special variety of treats that Spaniards crave during the holidays. We can’t live without these top Spanish Christmas sweets—and we bet […]

Los Reyes Magos: The Spanish Christmas Tradition

One of the most delicious Christmas traditions in Madrid? Enjoying some tasty roscón de reyes, eaten on El Día de Los Reyes Magos!

This blog post was originally posted on December 28, 2012 and was updated on November 9, 2017. Christmas may have come and gone, but many kids here in Spain are still eagerly awaiting their presents. That’s because it is not Santa Claus who brings them gifts on Christmas Day. The tradition here in Spain is that Los […]

Our Favorite Christmas Traditions in Madrid

El Gordo de Navidad is a massive lottery and one of the essential Christmas traditions in Madrid!

This blog post was originally posted on November 12, 2013 and was updated on November 7, 2017. Christmas is blooming across Madrid. Roasted chestnut stands are popping up in plazas. Giant strings of lights are being draped across avenues. Supermarket aisles are glistening with the shiny gold wrappers of Christmas turrón. While Santa statues and […]

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madrid

Enjoying a glass of cava is one of the most common Christmas traditions in Madrid.

This blog post was originally posted on December 17, 2013 and was updated on November 6, 2017. On a normal day, Madrid is one of the best cities in the world for a party. So on New Year’s Eve, the biggest party night of the year, Madrid is a city of pure revelry. On the first […]

30 Ideas for Awesome Christmas Gifts from Madrid

Looking for great gifts from Madrid? Here are 30 great ideas!

This blog post was originally posted on November 30, 2014 and was updated on November 3, 2017.  As Christmas draws closer, the shopping season springs to life in the Spanish capital. Madrid is home to its fair share of great Spanish gifts. When it comes to Christmas in Madrid, there is a whole host of amazing […]

Madrid at Christmas: What to See, Do, Buy and Eat

One of the most delicious Christmas traditions in Madrid? Enjoying some tasty roscón de reyes, eaten on El Día de Los Reyes Magos!

This blog post was originally posted on December 5, 2014 and was updated on November 3, 2017. Spending the holidays in a new place can be an incredible experience. However, sometimes you just don’t know what to do. Combine the unfamiliarity of a new culture with strange holiday traditions and timetables, and it can be […]

Wacky Spanish Christmas Traditions You Should Know

Yummy Spanish Christmas sweets are among our favorite Christmas traditions in Madrid!

This blog post was originally published on December 23, 2014 and was updated on November 2, 2017. Many countries have their own special Christmas customs, and Spain is no exception. Perhaps you already know about the Three Kings that bring children presents or the special sweets eaten this time of year. However, there are a […]

Four Great Christmas Markets in Madrid

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This blog post was originally published on December 16, 2015 and was updated on November 2, 2017. Christmas in Madrid is such a magical time of year, but for some original holiday shopping, explore these great Christmas markets in Madrid. Whether you like traditional or artisan markets, or are looking for anything from ornaments to hand made olive wood […]

What to do on Christmas and New Year’s Day in Madrid

The holidays are finally upon us, and Madrid is ready to celebrate! Get out to enjoy the city with our ultimate list for what to do in Madrid in December!

This blog post was originally posted on December 23, 2015 and was updated on November 2, 2017. The holidays in Madrid are in full swing with a flurry of last minute shopping and the Christmas lights twinkling! We’re counting down to Christmas Eve when families gather for long, festive meals complete with holiday favorites like […]

How to Eat Like a Local in Madrid

Learn how to eat like a local in Madrid!

This blog post was originally posted on July 2, 2016 and was updated November 2, 2017 One of the best parts of discovering a new city is tasting local delights! Madrid does not disappoint with tons of hidden treasures for food lovers. With restaurants featuring classic Madrid cooking, regional Spanish cuisine, and plenty of tapas, […]