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.

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 expensive ingredients and elaborate plating. But when I think about the moments where I’ve felt my love […]

Travel Tips: Where to Find Luggage Storage in Madrid

Traveling in Madrid, but not sure what to do with your bags? Not a problem! Spain’s capital is well-prepared for visitors. It doesn’t matter what neighborhood you’re planning to spend the day in, there are plenty of options for luggage storage in Madrid! Literary Quarter Cruising down Huertas or meandering through Plaza Santa Ana is […]

Best Bets for Specialty Coffee in Madrid!

A few years ago, it was nearly impossible to find specialty coffee in Madrid! The city’s coffee culture didn’t go much further beyond the typical Spanish solo. That’s an espresso extraction left running until the cup is full… yeah, it’s enough to make you consider switching to tea. These days though, Madrid’s coffee renaissance is in […]

Four Great Christmas Markets in Madrid in 2018

A father and son enjoying the festive mood in the Plaza Mayor, one of the great Christmas markets in Madrid

This blog post was originally published on December 16, 2015 and was updated on October 11, 2018. It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Madrid! It goes without saying that Christmastime here in Madrid brings an unforgettable sensation of holiday magic, and nowhere does that feel more present than at one of […]

Madrid at Christmas: What to See, Do, Buy and Eat

One of the most delicious Christmas traditions in Madrid? Enjoying some tasty roscón de reyes, eaten on El Día de Los Reyes Magos!

This blog post was originally posted on December 5, 2014 and was updated on October 11, 2018. The halls have been decked and the bells are jingling. Christmas has arrived in Madrid! Madrid at Christmas is a true winter wonderland. You’ve got all the fairytale magic of winter in Europe, but with a unique Spanish […]

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Spanish Food Markets

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Madrid in a budget-friendly, low-key way by heading to the market to pick up ingredients for a special holiday meal at home.

We’re big advocates for living like a local through travel, and there’s no better (or more delicious!) way to do that than by visiting a neighborhood market. Spanish food markets provide one of the most authentic glimpses of life in any given city or town. It’s here where locals buy their groceries and restaurant owners […]

Inside Devour: How a Bottle of Wine Changed Luke’s Life

This post is part of our Inside Devour series. We work with some of the most passionate and talented guides in the country—make that the world!—and we’re thrilled to tell you their stories. He didn’t become the next James Bond (as was his original plan), but UK native Luke Darracott discovered a whole new adventure […]