7 Must-Visit Centennial Establishments in Madrid

Centennial businesses in Madrid are honored with this special gold plaque.

Madrid is a fascinating mix of historic and modern.  On such streets as Fuencarral, you can find symbols of globalization and modernization such as Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and an Adidas shop. However, nestled amongst the commerce, you will find the small Virgen de la Soledad chapel, dating back to 1712.  But the hidden gems don’t […]

Centennial Businesses Madrid Infographic

Forget about the sleek, Instagram-worthy tapas bars and restaurants. Here in Madrid, we're fans of the places that have been around forever—more than 100 years, to be exact. This infographic map will give you plenty of ideas and inspiration for the best centennial businesses in Madrid—stop by one of them on your next trip to Spain's capital, and do some shopping (or have a bite to eat) at a place that's steeped in history! #Madrid

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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 […]

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 […]

Guide to the Best Boutique Shopping in Madrid

We love going boutique shopping in Madrid—you never know what you'll find!

Madrid may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of European fashion capitals, but it couldn’t be trendier! There are so many great places to go shopping in the Spanish capital for every style and budget. While we love checking out the high-end designer shops as much as the next […]

Planning the Perfect Hen Party in Madrid

One of the top reasons to plan a bachelorette party in Madrid? It's so affordable!

With its world-class shopping, beautiful rooftop bars and iconic nightlife, there are so many great reasons to plan a hen party in Madrid! Every bride deserves that perfect last getaway before the big day. We might be biased, but in our humble opinion, you can’t get much better than Madrid for an unforgettable hen party! […]

10 Days in Madrid: What to See & Do

The gorgeous Royal Palace is a must during your 3 days in Madrid with kids!

There is so much to see and do in Madrid that sometimes you need a longer stay in order to experience it all. With 10 days in Madrid, you’ll have more than enough time to start to feel like a local. You’ll experience the city’s main sights and attractions and start slipping into madrileño life. If you […]

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 […]