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

Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://madridfoodtour.com with this graphic.</strong><br /><br /><a href=’https://madridfoodtour.com/centennial-businesses-madrid-infographic/’><img src=’https://madridfoodtour.com/wp-content/uploads/madrid-centennial-infographic-FINAL-WEB.png’ alt=’Centennial Businesses Madrid Infographic’ width=’800px’ border=’0′ /></a></p>

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 […]