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Michelin star restaurants

Category: Food & Drink January 26, 2021

This year Madrid was chosen as the host city for the presentation of the new Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal. These are the restaurants in our city that will be proudly showing off their stars in 2021. It’s time to check them out!

A tailor-made glove Category: Shopping
January 12, 2021

Not only is it the most elegant of all fashion accessories, but it also protects our hands from the cold. Our city boasts numerous shops and workshops where their gloves are still 100% handmade. The result? Pairs of gloves that last a lifetime. …

Christmas treat Category: Shopping
December 23, 2020

The age-old question: Hard turrón or soft turrón? Made from almonds, these are the two classic nougat sweets that are a must-have on any self-respecting Christmas table. In Madrid you can find both of them and lots of other versions in patisseries whose ovens are busy working overtime these days. Happy and sweet holidays!

A Madrid icon Category: Shopping
December 15, 2020

Before we go any further, a little background history: the Meninas were girls of noble birth who were sent to the palace to serve the queen or her daughters. The most famous Meninas are the ones depicted in Diego Velázquez’s painting, which is named after them. These maids of honour have become an icon …

Hats for all occasions Category: Shopping
November 17, 2020

Temperatures are dropping in Madrid, and warm clothes are becoming a necessity. Don’t forget to cover up your head! In these shops –some over a century old– and workshops in our city, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. Wearing a hat was fashionable in the 19th century, and it’s still trendy today.…

Artisanal Jewellery Category: Shopping
October 8, 2020

Their creators say that behind each piece of jewellery, there’s a dream. Perhaps a story, a memory, a feeling. Forging a special connection between a person and the piece they’re wearing is something of an obsession amongst designers and metalworkers. That’s why the pieces are handcrafted, one by one. Necklaces, rings, brooches… These shops and …

Come back to the city centre! Category: Art & Culture
September 22, 2020

Some opened their doors centuries ago, while others are new arrivals. But they all have something in common: their location. They’re all in the vicinity of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. This area is full of bars and restaurants waiting to be discovered. You’ll find some of them on the illustrated Map of Century-Old …

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