Shopping The Spanish Way: The Top 5 Markets in Madrid

Check out the best markets in madrid

This blog post was originally posted on January 8, 2014 and was updated on March 16, 2017. If you want to see Madrid’s beauty, wander its narrow streets or sprawling gardens. But if you want to know Madrid—its people, its culture, its vibrancy—head to its food markets. Here, the heart and soul of Madrid are on […]

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at The 9 Best Pastry Shops in Madrid

Delicious French-inspired macarons are one of the treats that you can find at Madrid's best pastry shops

This blog post was originally posted on December 9, 2013 and was updated on February 22, 2017. It doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast time or 5 o’clock in the evening—every hour is pastry hour here in Madrid. Family-run bakeries pepper the narrow streets, tantalizing passers-by with floor-to-ceiling windows displaying umpteen varieties of freshly baked deliciousness. Chocolate-filled […]

A Guide to Ordering Coffee in Spain

Here's our guide to ordering coffee in Spain!

This blog post was originally posted on December 17, 2014, and was updated on February 14, 2017. We don’t know what we’d do without our coffee, so we wouldn’t dream of sending you out in Madrid without a helpful rundown of the local java jargon. Whether you like it black, iced, with or without milk, […]

5 Best Bets for Breakfast in Madrid

A guide to the best breakfast in madrid

This blog post was originally posted on February 25, 2014, and was updated on February 12, 2017. In Spain, breakfast often tends to fly under the radar, but there is an amazing variety of delicious breakfast treats you can enjoy, especially in Madrid! With such incredible gastronomy to sample at lunch and dinner, perhaps you haven’t […]

Want To Try Paella In Madrid? Look No Further!

This clos-up of seafood paella is making us hungry! It comes from El Caldero, one of the great places to try paella in Madrid

This blog post was originally posted on November 28, 2013 and was updated on February 12, 2017. When asked what they consider to be the most typical Spanish dish, many people’s response is paella! But with so many places offering the rice dish in Madrid, how do you know a good place to get it? You’ve […]

Delicious Vegetarian Tapas in Madrid

Who says vegetarians can't eat as well as anyone else in Madrid? Check out our favorite vegetarian tapas in Madrid.

This blog post was originally posted on August 22, 2013 and was updated on February 11, 2017. Many people arrive in Madrid with the idea that being a vegetarian in this city will be difficult, but there are so many delicious tapas you can enjoy that don’t include any meat! While being veggie isn’t nearly as […]

10 Beautiful Parks in Madrid That Are Worth a Visit

The second-largest park in Madrid is the Juan Carlos I Park. It features a lake, an amphitheatre and several abstract sculptures.

This blog post was originally posted on March 4, 2013 and was updated on February 11, 2017. When you think of Spain’s capital city, greenery is probably not the first thing that comes to mind but trust us, there are some stunning parks in Madrid that will blow you away! When you come up from the metro […]

What To Do During a Layover in Madrid

The Madrid cathedral is one of the great places to visit in the tourist center of Madrid. If you're spending a layover in Madrid and want to make the most of just a few hours, follow our guide for the best things to do and see.

Have a few hours to kill during your layover in Madrid? Fear not! Activities abound just beyond the airport’s walls. While it’s hard to become a pro at Spain’s capital in a day, there are plenty of gorgeous parks, amazing tapas bars and delicious local dishes you can devour in just a few hours. Take […]

Los Reyes Magos: The Spanish Christmas Tradition

Los Reyes Magos is the Spanish Christmas tradition celebrated on January 6th in honor of The Three Wise Men. The roscón de reyes is a delicious part of this holiday!

This blog post was originally posted on December 28, 2012 and was updated on February 9, 2017. Christmas may have come and gone, but many kids here in Spain are still eagerly awaiting their presents. That’s because it is not Santa Claus who brings them gifts on Christmas Day. The tradition here in Spain is that Los […]