What to do in Madrid in February 2020

The Museo del Romanticismo is one of the most famous museums in Madrid—and the interior is absolutely stunning!

This blog post was originally posted on January 22, 2016 and was updated on January 15, 2020. It’s low season, but here in Madrid, we’re keeping busy and staying warm. As the European equivalent to the city that never sleeps, there’s always something going on in Spain’s bustling, vibrant capital. We’re talking world-class museums, cozy […]

A Love Letter to the Menú del Día in Madrid

Group eating salads

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Madrid. As a food tour guide and someone who has to regularly explain Spanish dining customs to the uninitiated, I’ve noticed that one aspect of Spanish dining that almost never ceases to pleasantly surprise is the concept of the […]

Eating in Ávila – Our Guide to the City’s Best Bites

El Almacén is one of our favorite restaurants in Ávila and comes complete with stunning views of the city walls.

Within Ávila’s fortified walls, you’ll find a wealth of history, heritage, culture…and cuisine. From grilled meats to local sweets, these are the specialties that every visitor should sample! Located just over 100 kilometers (70 miles) northwest of Madrid, Ávila makes for the perfect day trip from the Spanish capital. Its impressive medieval walls have been […]

Hello, 2020: 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 4, 2019. 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 […]

7 Must-Visit Centennial Establishments in Madrid

Centennial businesses in Madrid are honored with this special gold plaque.

Madrid is a fascinating mix of historic and modern.  On such streets as Fuencarral, you can find symbols of globalization and modernization such as Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and an Adidas shop. However, nestled amongst the commerce, you will find the small Virgen de la Soledad chapel, dating back to 1712.  But the hidden gems don’t […]

Centennial Businesses Madrid Infographic

Forget about the sleek, Instagram-worthy tapas bars and restaurants. Here in Madrid, we're fans of the places that have been around forever—more than 100 years, to be exact. This infographic map will give you plenty of ideas and inspiration for the best centennial businesses in Madrid—stop by one of them on your next trip to Spain's capital, and do some shopping (or have a bite to eat) at a place that's steeped in history! #Madrid

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