Alicia Hernandez Alicia Hernandez

Do you like cheese?

Categories: Food & Drink September 3, 2018
Quesería Cultivo

Quesería Cultivo

If you’re a cheese lover, this is right up your street. Madrid is home to a number of splendid temples in which to discover, taste and buy artisan cheeses, those precious jewels that come from small dairies in Spain, France or the United Kingdom, all made with tender loving care and natural products. To learn from master cheesemakers, you need to know these dairies. Read more

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Enrique Cortés Enrique Cortés

#Gaybourhoods: La Latina

Gayborhoods: La Latina Categories: LGBT
May 5, 2017

World Pride Madrid 2017 is drawing nearer, and this city is one of contrasts. It’s a city that changes from street to street and neighbourhood to neighbourhood. I’ve set myself the singular task of acting as a zone-by-zone guide to the essential spots in Madrid that you simply must visit. Hot on the heels of …

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Enrique Cortés Enrique Cortés

Out and about in bars and taverns

Out and about in bars and taverns Categories: LGBT
October 10, 2016

Autumn is here already. But no matter the time of year, in Madrid there are traditions that don’t change. Right at the top is that beautiful space of time that runs from the end of a hearty dinner to the moment when you walk through the door of your favourite haunt. Time for laughter and …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Raising the Bar: Casa Macareno

photo03menuwithfruit1 Categories: Food & Drink
June 23, 2016

Madrid’s characterful old bars and tabernas are monuments in their own right. These living, breathing, drinking time capsules are as much a part of history as they are an enduring feature of daily life. In Madrid, bars are not merely drinking holes; they are ground-dwelling extensions of residents’ living-rooms. Places to meet, eat, chat, read, …

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Silvia Roba Silvia Roba

Eight traditional aperitivos

Croquetas Categories: Food & Drink
November 6, 2014

A serving of croquettes! Calamari coming right up! There’s a bit of space in the back somewhere… Let’s be honest – is there anything more tempting than losing yourself to the cheery atmosphere of the city’s countless bars? But you won’t feel like a true Madrileño through and through until you’ve enjoyed some good …

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