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 […]

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Grocery Stores in Madrid

Ultramarinos are old-school grocery stores in Madrid, stocking almost anything you can think of.

Madrid is the capital of one of the healthiest countries in the world, which means that you’re spoiled for choice when shopping for food.  There are grocery stores, indoor and outdoor markets, fishmongers, charcuteries, butchers, bakeries, and delis everywhere. You can find everything you want just by stepping outside your front door and going for […]

Madrid in August 2019: The Complete Guide to Summer Fun

When visiting Madrid in August, skip the sangria and get tinto de verano instead. It's what all the locals are drinking!

This blog post was originally posted on July 2, 2018 and was updated on July 1, 2019. The dog days of summer are in full swing, but Madrid still boasts plenty of fun in the sun throughout August. At first glance, it may seem that August may not be the most ideal time of year […]

Eat Up: Our Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Madrid

Los Huevos de Lucio is more than just one of the best restaurants in Madrid. They also serve up the best huevos rotos in the city!

While Madrid may be on everyone’s radar for its world-class museums, beautiful green spaces and awe-inspiring architecture, there’s one main reason why the Spanish capital has won us over: the food! We’re spoiled for choice here in Madrid when it comes to culinary goodness. Craving simple tapas at a no-frills, hole-in-the-wall bar? You’ll find one […]

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 […]

Tips for Eating in Madrid with Kids (Like a Local!)

One of the best parts about eating in Madrid with kids is the fact that you can always try something new!

When traveling with kids, mealtimes are one of the most important yet most complicated parts of the day. You might barely understand what everything is yourself, so just imagine how foreign all of this food must seem to a little one! Luckily, eating in Madrid with kids doesn’t have to be much of a hassle. […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Plan a Bachelorette Party in Madrid

If you want to plan a bachelorette party in Madrid, be sure to check out the unbeatable historic and cultural sights!

Cosmopolitan, colorful and teeming with vibrant Spanish culture, Madrid is the perfect place to throw a party. And when it comes to bachelorette parties, you can’t get much better! We’ve shared our favorite activities for a bachelorette party in Madrid, but what if you’re still not convinced? There are so many reasons why the Spanish […]