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 […]

Autumn In The City: What To Do In Madrid In November 2019

Check out these options of what to do in Madrid in November!

This blog post was originally posted on November 14, 2016 and was updated October 2, 2019. It’s the calm before the holiday storm. Before you know it, Madrid will be all decked out for Christmas and Reyes. We love the festive winter atmosphere in the city, but the last few days of autumn are a […]

5 Spots for Tapas in Chueca that Locals Love

Don't forget the vermouth when you go out for tapas in Chueca!

Going out for tapas in Chueca isn’t just a way to devour Madrid’s culture—it’s a way to honor the city’s history. Chueca’s tapas bar scene symbolizes what the neighborhood stands for: modernity, diversity, dedication to quality and continuous evolvement. In the 1970s, Chueca was considered a dangerous area that even the president of Madrid’s LGBTQ+ […]

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 […]

Top Things to Do in Madrid in September

Art lovers visiting Madrid in September can't miss the Apertura event, in which dozens of galleries and museums across the city will inaugurate special exhibitions and host free events.

This blog post was originally posted on July 2, 2018 and was updated on August 6, 2019. While most places see September as the beginning of fall, here in Madrid summer fun is still in full swing. The city enjoys pleasantly warm temperatures, but not the scorching heat common in July and August. And as […]

Madrid in June 2019: The Perfect Urban Summer Escape

Flamenco dancers strut their stuff at the Suma Flamenco Festival, one of our suggestions for what to do in Madrid in June

This blog post was originally posted on May 26, 2016, and was updated on May 6, 2019. Sunny skies—check. Long, leisurely afternoons—check. Plenty of cultural activities—check. We might be biased, but Madrid is the place to be in June. It’s that perfect time of year right before spring melts into scorching hot summer, and Madrid […]

6 Fabulous Things to Do in Madrid in March 2020

The Prado holds some of the most treasured art in Spain. If you visit Madrid in March, you'll get to experience this stunning treasure with a fraction of the crowds.

This blog post was originally posted on March 2, 2016 and was updated on February 4, 2020. With the post-holiday slump officially over and spring just around the corner, Madrid begins to take on new life. If you’re considering visiting Madrid in March, you’ve made an excellent choice. Temperatures are pleasantly warm compared to the […]