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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Churros with hot chocolate or hot chocolate with churros. This harmonious matrimony has been adding a touch of sweetness to breakfasts and mid-afternoon snacks for centuries, especially during the winter. Our city is home to lots of historical places where they make them with genuine devotion. Let’s have a look at them!
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!
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 of […]
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.