7 Foodie Things to do in Madrid for FITUR 2020 Attendees

Madrid Rastro Tour

Here in Madrid, we are lucky to host FITUR, one of Europe’s largest international tourism trade fairs. FITUR attendees come from all around the world to set up their beautiful booths during this five-day event. When is FITUR in 2020? The 2020 FITUR dates are January 22–26. The first three days are industry-only. On the […]

Holiday Happenings: What to Do in Madrid in December 2019

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 6, 2016 and was updated on November 6, 2019. Bundle up and get ready to indulge in plenty of seasonal treats. The holiday season has officially arrived in Madrid, and we couldn’t be more excited. There are plenty of fun activities in store when it comes to what […]

Neighborhood Guide: 8 Spots for Tapas in Chamberí

Patatas bravas - tapas chamberí

Just north of the city center, Chamberí is a residential refuge and home to some of Madrid’s best tapas bars.  When locals want to live in the city, but not “in the city,” many choose Chamberí. It’s the shortest distance you can travel from the center—just three metro stops north of Puerta del Sol—to get […]

8 Tapas Bars and Restaurants to Show You All That Lavapiés Is Made Of

Bodegas Lo Máximo is one of our favorite Lavapiés tapas bars.

If you want to understand Madrid—the real Madrid—the tapas bars of Lavapiés are a great place to start. Until recently Lavapiés was one of central Madrid’s most affordable neighborhoods. With its hilly streets and characteristic corralas (Madrid’s characteristic housing style where neighbors share an interior patio), throughout the 19th and 20th centuries Lavapiés attracted migrants […]

Autumn In The City: What To Do In Madrid In November 2019

Check out these options of what to do in Madrid in November!

This blog post was originally posted on November 14, 2016 and was updated October 2, 2019. It’s the calm before the holiday storm. Before you know it, Madrid will be all decked out for Christmas and Reyes. We love the festive winter atmosphere in the city, but the last few days of autumn are a […]

Embrace Autumn: What to do in Madrid in October 2019

One of our favorite options for what to do in Madrid in October is simply to relax and enjoy the great weather with drinks on a terrace.

This blog post was originally posted on November 2, 2016 and was updated September 5, 2019. Madrid bursts with colorful energy at the arrival of fall. After the summer crowds clear out and low season sets in, Madrid takes on a much more authentic vibe. Pleasantly sunny days and crisp, lively nights bring the best […]

5 Spots for Tapas in Chueca that Locals Love

Don't forget the vermouth when you go out for tapas in Chueca!

Going out for tapas in Chueca isn’t just a way to devour Madrid’s culture—it’s a way to honor the city’s history. Chueca’s tapas bar scene symbolizes what the neighborhood stands for: modernity, diversity, dedication to quality and continuous evolvement. In the 1970s, Chueca was considered a dangerous area that even the president of Madrid’s LGBTQ+ […]