A cup of coffee brimming with history

Category: Shopping January 18, 2022

Cafés La Mexicana (© Álvaro López del Cerro)

It all began over a century ago in a small shop on Calle de Preciados. To this day, the aroma of fine coffee still fills this same street. Cafés La Mexicana forms part of life in Madrid, the city also home to its roasting plant. Here coffee beans are roasted every day of the year, ensuring quality and tradition in every cup.

Cloaked in tradition Category: Shopping
December 28, 2021

No winter will ever be as cold with a Casa Seseña cape draped over our shoulders. To this day, this Madrid-based century-old tailor continues to handcraft these exquisite garments worn by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Luis Buñuel and Bruce Springsteen. This is a story we’ll be telling for years to come.

A unique gastronomic experience Category: Food & Drink
December 28, 2021

Galería Canalejas Food Hall, a stone’s throw from Puerta del Sol, offers a one-of-a-kind experience that takes you on an extraordinary culinary journey of flavours and aromas, courtesy of 13 restaurants and a gourmet zone to suit all tastes. Without setting foot outside Madrid, we can travel around the world, from Japan to Mexico and […]

Centurys-old Patisseries Category: Food & Drink, Shopping
December 21, 2021

Their eating areas and display cases have seen a veritable parade of literary greats, figures from our city’s history who were captivated by their wonderful smells and tastes. Just as they did back then, these establishments with over a century of history still put a smile on our faces, especially at Christmas when they become […]

Category: Food & Drink
November 23, 2021

Madrid has been declared gastronomic capital of Iberian America, and it’s easy to see why. The Spanish capital is brimming with restaurants specialising in cuisines from the region whose kitchens are helmed by chefs eager to send our imaginations and tastebuds on a voyage of discovery. Check out our selection of eateries serving top notch […]

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November 2, 2021

Leather tanning is one of the oldest trades still practised in Madrid. Today the city is home to many an artisan who works with leather using age-old techniques to create handbags, rucksacks, wallets, and more. In these workshops and studios, you will find products brimming with passion, small works of art of which no two […]

Category: Food & Drink
October 26, 2021

This year, Madrid is the gastronomic capital of Ibero-America. All around the city, you’ll find restaurants where you can enjoy the delicious flavours of Argentina, Peru, Cuba, Brazil… and Mexico. Fancy some tacos? How about some tamales? Spicy and bursting with colour, this country’s cuisine is utterly varied and surprising. Don’t miss these places.