While you’re perusing the day trip section of your Madrid guidebook, don’t stop at nearby destinations such as Segovia, Toledo or Avila. Think a little bigger, to farther away Spanish destinations, including places such as Seville, Valencia and Barcelona.
Few places in the world can compete with the nightlife in Madrid: Madrileños are born night owls, which means that the city really comes to life late into the night. Whether tapas hopping, sipping drinks on a rooftop terraza, or dancing until the break of dawn, here are some the areas and places you’ll want to consider heading if you’re looking for a wild Spanish night out.
You’ve finally settled on a decision — you’re taking a trip to Spain! – but alas now you much choose between two of the world’s favorite cities, Madrid and Barcelona. Both places have a lot to offer to be sure, but if you’re looking for some scale tipping, here are eight reasons to get on the first flight to Madrid instead of Barcelona.
There’s a lot to do and see in Madrid, but not all places are created equally when it comes to being super photogenic. So whether you’re heading to Madrid with your fancy new DSLR camera, or simply planning to take to the Spanish streets with just your smart phone, here’s a list of top spots in the capital that you’ll want to make sure to snap photos of.
Summer may be high season for tourists in Madrid, but what many visitors don’t know is that the best time of year to get to know the Spanish capital is probably during the fall. From better weather to a better vibe, here are a few reasons why you should get yourself to Madrid during autumn.
Maybe you haven’t heard the word: though quite famous, paella isn’t exactly Spain’s national dish. The tasty concoction in fact originates from the eastern community of Valencia, where its extra-absorbent rice is cultivated from the Albufera; a freshwater lagoon known for producing the perfect paella grain. Since the dish is hardly a Madrid specialty, coming across a decent pan of it isn’t easy to do. But, if you know where to go, then you’ll be devouring Valencia-worthy versions of paella in no time. With that in mind, and your tummy growling, here are three of the city’s most praised arrocerías.
You’ve finally made it to Spain and are savoring every last ray of sunshine, sip of wine, and bite of tasty tapas-style cuisine. But wouldn’t it be great if you could bring back more than just memories, photos and generic tchotchkes? Go beyond the postcards and pictures — here are eight ultra-Spanish souvenirs that you can bring home from Madrid.
As one of the nation’s favorite dishes, tortilla española can be found in cities across Spain. But perhaps there’s no better place to experience a vast sampling of this national favorite than in the country’s capital.
Cars race along its perimeter, whirling around a chariot-topped fountain that gushes with water, and just as the palace lights up, dominating the evening sky. We’re talking about Plaza de Cibeles, here, one of Madrid’s most celebrated squares, and certainly one of its most beautiful sights.
Let’s be honest, Spaniards are professionals at partying, so really it shouldn’t come as any surprise that they rally the masses for quite a few impressive annual events. From an ultra-Hispanic holiday to all-out soccer-win fever, here is a list of Madrid’s most popular celebrations and events.