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 […]

Madrid at Christmas: What to See, Do, Buy and Eat

One of the most delicious Christmas traditions in Madrid? Enjoying some tasty roscón de reyes, eaten on El Día de Los Reyes Magos!

This blog post was originally posted on December 5, 2014 and was updated on October 11, 2018. The halls have been decked and the bells are jingling. Christmas has arrived in Madrid! Madrid at Christmas is a true winter wonderland. You’ve got all the fairytale magic of winter in Europe, but with a unique Spanish […]

Where to Try the Roscón de Reyes in Madrid

 This blog post was originally published on January 2, 2013 and updated on December 6, 2017.  With so many bakeries all over the city, it can be difficult to decide where to get your roscón for Three King’s Day. Look no further with our list of the best spots to find this traditional treat. As is […]

Los Reyes Magos: The Spanish Christmas Tradition

One of the most delicious Christmas traditions in Madrid? Enjoying some tasty roscón de reyes, eaten on El Día de Los Reyes Magos!

This blog post was originally posted on December 28, 2012 and was updated on November 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 […]

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 […]