Red shoes tap out a frenetic rhythm on the stage.

Flamenco Classes in Madrid

When you think of Spain, what’s the soundtrack? For us it’s the pulsing foot stamps and strumming guitars of flamenco. If you’re looking to get in on the action there are a number of options for taking flamenco classes in Madrid. From traditional dance schools to modern studios, there are tons of great classes to try. Here are […]

Bundle up and have fun with a food tour in Madrid in February!

What to do in Madrid in February

February may not be a travel darling but it has its charms! With a warm coat and a pair of sunglasses, you’ll be all set to go. With so many wonderful museums, cozy cafés and fun tapas bars to enjoy, you won’t have a dull moment! Take full advantage of the off-season with seven great […]

A café con leche will warm you right up on a winter's day

Winter Warm-Ups for Foodies in Madrid

Winter in Madrid is sunny and bright but contrary to popular belief outside of Spain, it can get pretty chilly! Luckily, when you’re ready for something to warm you up, help is never far away! You won’t be caught out in the cold with these five winter warm-ups which are found all over the city, and […]

Where to Eat in La Latina

La Latina is a beautiful and historic neighborhood in central Madrid which is famous for tapas bars, winding streets and leafy squares. It’s a neighborhood that is well loved and frequented by locals, making it one of the most authentic neighborhoods in the centre of the city. This means that there are plenty of delicious choices […]

Great tips for finding out what to do on Christmas and New Year's Day in Madrid

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

The holidays are in full swing in Madrid 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 seafood and turrón, as we too can’t wait to partake in the celebrations. But, as everyone is celebrating, […]

Five Great Christmas Markets in Madrid

Christmas in Madrid is such a magical time of year, but for some original holiday shopping, explore these great Christmas markets in Madrid. Where you like traditional or artisan markets, or are looking for anything from ornaments to hand made olive wood cutting boards, there’s something for everyone on your list. But of course, don’t forget the food! There are […]

Ripening olives on one of the centuries old olive trees at Proyecto los Aires, a great place for olive oil tasting near Madrid.

Olive Oil Tasting Near Madrid: Proyecto los Aires

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through a sun-drenched olive grove? Dreams come true on the olive oil tasting and tour at Proyecto los Aires near Toledo. One recent Sunday the Madrid Food Tour team spent a day among the olive trees, learning about Spain’s green gold and enjoying the beautiful autumn sunshine. We came away […]

Great places to buy leather goods in Madrid

Original Gifts: Great Places to Buy Leather Goods in Madrid

One of the joys of traveling can be picking up the perfect memento that brings you back to a glorious vacation moment. With our list of great places to buy leather goods in Madrid, you just might find that special something! 1. One-T Looking to step into another era of fashion? A visit to One-T, […]

Visiting the pandas is one of the best activities in Madrid with kids

Madrid with Kids: Five Family Friendly Activities

With great museums, wonderful parks and delicious food, Madrid offers fun for all ages. Our Madrid with kids guide has five great activities that will help you plan the best adventure that the whole family can enjoy! The Retiro El Parque del Buen Retiro is Madrid’s answer to Central Park, and this vast park is a […]

The Roommate Laura is one of the great boutique hotels in Madrid

Five Great Boutique Hotels in Madrid

Looking for a great place to spend a few days in Madrid? We’ve put together a list of five special boutique hotels in Madrid that combine location and design with just the right dose of luxury. Photo Credit: Christian Heilmann  1. RoomMate Laura RoomMate Laura is a beautiful little hotel based on the pseudonym of Laura – […]

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