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Category: Food & Drink March 8, 2021

Sylkar Bar (© Álvaro López del Cerro)

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.

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!

Category: Shopping
July 28, 2020

With over 2,800 hours of sunlight per year, our city is one of the sunniest capitals in Europe. In these two shops, one classic and the other modern, you’ll find the perfect summer accessory.

Category: 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, reflect, and yes, […]

Tapas Category: Others
December 4, 2013

The way to my heart is most definitely through my stomach, and Madrid has won me over tapa after tapa. Tapas are generally small portions of food served in most typical bars and restaurants in Madrid and provide one of the easiest and most authentic ways to try out the capital’s traditional cuisine.

Category: Food & Drink
November 26, 2013

Just as we have a Royal Academy of Language that monitors the correct use of Spanish, there is also a Royal Academy of Gastronomy founded on the conviction that food and the way it is prepared has always been at the very heart of our culture. Studying and promoting this important heritage is the academy’s principal mission, which is why, […]

Don Flamenco Category: Food & Drink, Shopping
July 19, 2013

Typical Spanish is a concept that can also be applied to things that are particularly exclusive or stylish. Artisans at the cutting edge of their craft, gastro bars with a neocañí or neo-gypsy atmosphere, and young cuplé talents have created an aesthetic that combines authenticity with the last word in chic.

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