H Emblemático

In a month steeped in tradition, we review some of the new-style tabernas and bistros with great atmosphere that are putting a modern spin on Madrid’s most celebrated dishes.

Category: Art & Culture, Shopping
August 1, 2022

Despite the origins of this garment being traced to the Far East, the Manila shawl is one of the capital’s most representative items of clothing. Seen draped around the shoulders of all traditionally dressed chulapas at the city’s verbena festivities, the shawl forms part of the city’s history. Purchasing one is the perfect way to […]

Category: Art & Culture
June 14, 2022

High up on this century-old Madrid avenue, sculptures of gods, humans and creatures of all kind exist side-by-side. Read on to discover what these iconic symbols of our city represent.

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Category: Food & Drink
June 7, 2022

It’s a sentence you’re bound to hear in Madrid’s tabernas and bars. Croquetas are a bite-sized delicacy, steeped in centuries of tradition. Read on to discover our mouth-watering route.

Category: Shopping
May 24, 2022

Much more than simple a form of adornment, pieces of jewellery are dreams come true in the eyes of these makers who, in their studios in Madrid, uphold an artisan tradition deeply rooted in our city.

Category: Food & Drink, Shopping
May 17, 2022

Ultra-specialisation is here to stay. This month, as Madrid hosts Gastrofestival, its most important culinary event, we’ll be taking a look at some of the shops in the city devoted to a single product. There’s an endless range of flavours and aromas!

Category: Shopping
April 19, 2022

We can find some of Madrid’s master artisans working among leather, papyrus scrolls, book looms, and presses, determined to make the hands of time stand still as we turn the pages of the books they bind. Madrid is home to book presses where age-old hand-binding techniques are used to make truly unique editions. These guardians […]