Reina Sofia Museum Highlights: Beyond Guernica

Before delving into the Reina Sofia Museum highlights, be sure to get your bearings! The museum is huge and comprised of several buildings.

Every year, nearly four million people visit Madrid’s Reina Sofia Museum. For many, it’s to see one painting: Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica, one of the greatest and most influential works of art anywhere in the world. But as Spain’s national museum for modern and contemporary art, and with a collection of over 21,700 works, it’s not […]

What to do in Madrid in February 2019

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 7, 2019. 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 […]

All About El Gordo: The Spanish Christmas Lottery Explained

With billions of euros handed out in prize money every year, the Spanish Christmas lottery is the biggest in the world. Walk through the center of Madrid—or any Spanish city or town—this time of year, and you’ll already start to see this beloved tradition come to life. Lines spill out of lottery booths and wind […]

Behind the Bite: Roscón de Reyes

Roscón de Reyes is associated with a religious holiday today, but has roots in a pagan festival celebrated by the ancient Romans!

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Step aside, Christmas cookies and candy canes—here in Spain, it’s all about roscón de Reyes. All throughout Spain at this time of year, families are sitting down to enjoy extravagant holiday feasts that last for […]

Get the Party Started: 12 Great Restaurants for Groups in Madrid

Love wine? Do your friends love wine? If that's the case and you're looking for one of the best restaurants for groups in Madrid, you can't go wrong with wine bar Angelita.

It’s no secret that Spanish culture places a big emphasis on getting together with the people who matter most. Usually, those gatherings are often based around some type of meal—a trend we can definitely get on board with! Needless to say, Madrid’s warm and welcoming culture makes it the perfect place to host any kind […]

Hello, 2019: 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 5, 2018. 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 […]

How to Be a Good Tourist: Madrid Edition

Want to practice responsible travel in Madrid? Start by letting yourself get lost! Don't just limit yourself to a touristic itinerary.

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides:BARCELONA | SEVILLE | SAN SEBASTIAN | LISBON | ROME The night before your trip to Madrid has finally arrived. Goodbye work, meals on the go and dreary weather. Hello freedom, tapas and sun! You’ve packed your bag, dusted off your DSLR, retrieved your boarding pass, and […]