Four Great Christmas Markets in Madrid in 2019

Our favorite part of experiencing winter in Madrid: the festive Christmas markets!

This blog post was originally published on December 16, 2015 and was updated on November 12, 2019. It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Madrid! It goes without saying that Christmastime here in Madrid brings an unforgettable sensation of holiday magic, and nowhere does that feel more present than at one of […]

Family Fun: Best Activities in Madrid for Kids

Start the last of your 3 days in Madrid with kids with a family day at Casa de Campo.

We might be biased, but we think there’s no better place than Madrid for a family vacation! It’s full of history and culture that adults will appreciate, while still retaining a magical air that will enchant kids as well. Additionally, it’s easy to navigate and features dozens of family-friendly accommodations. Planning a family trip has […]

Where to Eat the Best Bocadillos de Calamares in Madrid

Casa Rúa is home to one of the best bocadillos de calamares in Madrid!

If you want to eat something truly local while visiting Madrid, order a bocadillo de calamares. It doesn’t get much better than this: lightly fried squid rings placed in a nice roll of crusty bread and topped with a dollop of alioli or a squeeze of lemon. This simple pleasure, along with the city’s famous cocido, is about […]

Where to Eat Near Plaza Mayor: Our Top 7!

Plaza Mayor is one of the most visited spots in Madrid and for good reason. Plaza Mayor is a central plaza in the city, and it is the perfect place to marvel at Spain’s history, people watch and take pictures with friends or family.  Some people think that the food in this area is reserved […]

7 Days in Madrid: One Incredible Week in Spain’s Capital

Our Rastro tour & tapas crawl is a great way to knock two essential experiences off your list during your 7 days in Madrid!

Spend a perfect week in and around Madrid! As Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid offers a lifetime’s worth of things to see, do and experience. However, if you’re just passing through, we think 7 days in Madrid is perfect for getting to know the city. You’ll be able to see all the iconic tourist […]

48 Hours in Madrid: What to See, Do and Eat

Only have 48 hours in Madrid? Spend three or four of them on a food tour to get a feel for the city!

Spain’s colorful capital is packed with things to do, but what if you only have two days? A short weekend break in Madrid is a great way to get a feel for the city and its way of life. It’s an easily walkable city, but also served by an impeccable public transportation system. This makes […]