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 […]

Hello, 2019: What to Do in Madrid in January

Kick off the new year in the Spanish capital with our guide for what to do in Madrid in January!

This blog post was originally posted on January 4, 2017 and was updated on December 5, 2018. Here in Spain, the holiday season doesn’t end when January 1 rolls around. In fact, there’s plenty of festive fun happening all month long! Spain’s gorgeous capital isn’t just one of the best places to celebrate the new year—it’s […]

How to Be a Good Tourist: Madrid Edition

Want to practice responsible travel in Madrid? Start by letting yourself get lost! Don't just limit yourself to a touristic itinerary.

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides: BARCELONA | SEVILLE | SAN SEBASTIAN | LISBON The night before your trip to Madrid has finally arrived. Goodbye work, meals on the go and dreary weather. Hello freedom, tapas and sun! You’ve packed your bag, dusted off your DSLR, retrieved your boarding pass, and you’re […]

A Love Letter to Usera

As one of Madrid's most unique barrios, Usera is striving to hold on to its unique cultural identity despite its status as an up-and-coming artistic hotspot.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Madrid. Photo Credit: r2hox, Text Overlay: Devour Madrid Food Tours By my count, I’ve lived in six different neighborhoods of Madrid. Some more central, some further away, but each with their own character. This year, though, I made a […]

A Love Letter to Palos de la Frontera

Palos de la Frontera is the place to be if you want to get off the beaten path in Madrid!

This post is part of our Love Letter series, first-person accounts of what we love about Madrid. When I first realized I was officially moving to Madrid, I was so excited to live in the center, surrounded by stunning historical architecture and the best bars and restaurants. What I quickly learned however, is that if […]

Behind the Bite: Tortilla de Patatas

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Apple pie is to America what the tortilla de patatas is to Spain—a national culinary icon. Paella and gazpacho may have more international recognition, but ask any Spaniard what dish best epitomizes the essence […]