Behind the Bite: Roscón de Reyes

Roscón de Reyes is associated with a religious holiday today, but has roots in a pagan festival celebrated by the ancient Romans!

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Step aside, Christmas cookies and candy canes—here in Spain, it’s all about roscón de Reyes. All throughout Spain at this time of year, families are sitting down to enjoy extravagant holiday feasts that last for […]

Our Favorite Christmas Traditions in Madrid

The Spanish Christmas lottery is one of the most popular authentic holiday traditions in the country. Who will be the lucky winner?

This blog post was originally posted on November 12, 2013 and was updated on November 7, 2017. Christmas is blooming across Madrid. Roasted chestnut stands are popping up in plazas. Giant strings of lights are being draped across avenues. Supermarket aisles are glistening with the shiny gold wrappers of Christmas turrón. While Santa statues and […]