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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Happenings: What to Do in Madrid in December 2018

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 2, 2018. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 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 to welcome winter! There are […]

How To Make The Most Of Winter in Madrid

Winter in Madrid is magical. Just look at those holiday lights!

This blog post was originally posted on November 7, 2013 and was updated on October 25, 2018. Forget the mental image you may have of warm, summer days in Spain—it’s time to embrace the holiday spirit and winter festivities! Yes, you’ll need a winter coat, but no worries—temperatures here are quite mild compared to northern Europe, […]

Spanish Food Market Survival Guide Infographic

Navigating Spanish food markets is one of our favorite things to do in Madrid, as well as any other city in Spain! This infographic full of tips will show you how to eat and shop like a local. #Spain #markets #foodie #tapas #delish #itinerary

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How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madrid in 2018

The most important part of New Year's Eve in Madrid is the huge gathering in Puerta del Sol to watch the clock strike midnight and eat grapes!

This blog post was originally posted on December 17, 2013 and was updated on October 18, 2018. If Madrid is the unofficial world capital of partying on any given night, just imagine what happens on New Year’s Eve. The last night of the year, known as Nochevieja in Spanish, takes the Madrid nightlife scene we all know and […]

A Love Letter to Markets

Spanish food markets are often staffed by locals carrying on proud family traditions. Be polite and courteous to your vendor.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Madrid. I have traveled to nearly 35 countries, and throughout them all one of my central goals has always been to try the most emblematic dishes of each place. Sure, I enjoy the occasional fancy and pretentious dish with […]