Silvia Roba

Silvia Roba BIO:
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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There's a picture on my plate Category: Shopping
February 16, 2021

Madrid is home to craftspeople and artists who are keen for you to be able to have the table set just the way your guests deserve! These sets of dinnerware are unique, no two are alike! They are true works of art to feast your eyes on.

The most traditional couple in Madrid Category: Food & Drink
February 4, 2021

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!

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 of […]

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.

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