Rosquillas for everyone

Category: Food & Drink May 12, 2021

El Horno San Onofre (© Álvaro López del Cerro).

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 demands it!

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April 20, 2021

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 […]

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March 29, 2021

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, […]

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March 25, 2021

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 […]

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.

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. 

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 […]

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