Silvia Roba is a tireless traveller who has visited many far-flung corners of the world offering us her accounts of what she discovers there. But it is in Madrid where she feels most at home. She is a top-class journalist, lover of sports, fine food and living life to the full.
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Every 15 May on San Isidro, the day Madrid celebrates its patron saint, the city’s patisseries fill with these sweet, utterly tempting treats. They come in a huge variety, dumb ones, smart ones, those of Santa Clara and French ones, and you really must try them all. And you really must try them all. Tradition […]
As the song goes, there was a time when violet sellers would appear on the streets of Madrid “like birds, precursors of spring”. Today we’re going to travel back in time through the flavours of two centuries-old sweetshops. Steeped in history, to this day they still sell their hand-made sweets with the essence of this […]
Although this year the streets of Madrid will not host the city’s annual Easter processions, the Cerería Ortega is still open for business. Steeped in one hundred years of history, this family-run candlemakers is the only shop in the city to sell candles handcrafted using the traditional methods of bygone times. Filled with great passion, […]
An irresistible sin that takes us straight back to our childhood. With Easter just around the corner, there’s not a kitchen in Spain that isn’t filled with the distinctive aroma of cinnamon and lemon coming from freshly cooked torrijas, the favourite sweet treat of everyone in the city at this time of year, read on […]
Two hundred metres, thirty stalls and thousands of books. As you can see there is also room for numbers on the Cuesta de Moyano. One of Madrid’s great literary landmarks since 1925, this open-air market, oozing with charm and history, is waiting to be discovered.
Although we really don’t need an excuse to sample one of Madrid’s most popular appetizers, here’s one just in case: 9 March is the International Day of the Tortilla. The capital boasts many a restaurant, bar and taberna that have named the Spanish omelette their signature dish. Here’s a tasty selection for you to try.