Madrid’s Top Over-Century-Old Establishments

Madrid’s sights aren’t limited to royal palaces and balcony-filled plazas. The city is in fact covered with notable and historic establishments that, though usually tiny, provide an intriguing look into the past via the locales themselves as well as their time-tested products. From restaurants to bakeries, shoe shops and more, here are a handful of some of Madrid’s favorite over-century-old places of business.

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April 6, 2015 by
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Madrid’s Traditional Spots for Sweets

Tapas are a lovely, savory, magically delicious way to fill you up for a Spanish meal. But you know what they’re missing? Sugar – lots of sugar. Enter Madrid’s most typical sweets and the traditional spots where you can try them. Located right in the heart of the city center, these locales will satiate your craving for both culture and something dulce.

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March 30, 2015 by
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MadrEat: Madrid’s Monthly Food Truck Festival

Last fall, Madrid got the memo: food trucks are awesome. And they’re even more awesome when clustered together for one big festival. Having seen the gastronomic light, a new event was born: MadEat.

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March 2, 2015 by
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Win an Ultimate Madrid Experience Package for 2!

This month, one lucky winner will win an ultimate Madrid experience package for two! Read on to find out how to enter.

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February 9, 2015 by
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Exploring Madrid’s Less Touristy Neighborhoods

If it’s your first visit to Madrid, you’ll probably spend your tourism time wandering around the streets of the city’s center, in the neighborhoods that surround Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, and perhaps even farther afield in the posh shopping district of Salamanca. But there are so many more areas that you’ll want to discover — some just steps away; others a little bit more of a journey. Should you be looking to get past the typical sightseeing, and maybe even a little closer to Madrid and its culture, then these are some great areas in which you can do that.

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February 2, 2015 by
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Best Places for Breakfast in Madrid

Madrid (and the rest of Spain) is known for its late dinners and late nights, but that doesn’t mean that the city doesn’t offer up some pretty delicious breakfasts. So before you hit the pavement to discover the Spanish capital, here are a handful of places in Madrid where you’ll want to fill your belly first.

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January 19, 2015 by
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Mercado de Motores

Madrid has its fair share of markets, but one of them really wins for all-around uniqueness: the Mercado de Motores. That’s because it takes place in the city’s Museo del Ferrocarril, or Train Museum.

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January 5, 2015 by
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High-speed Train Day-trips from Madrid

The truth is that Madrid day-trip options are bountiful. With the capital situated in the middle of the country, you can head in literally any direction, and wind up in some sweet town or another. But when it comes to how easy it is to get there, and the pay-off once you arrive, not all destinations are created equally. Fortunately, the country’s brilliantly efficient high-speed train – called the AVE –makes a handful of day-trip options a whole lot more convenient, and some even possible when they wouldn’t be otherwise. So with that in mind, grab your Madrid itinerary and carve out some time to visit one of these cities.

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December 22, 2014 by
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Sabatini Gardens

Once you’ve reached the Royal Palace, you might think you’ve seen it all – nothing more to discover here. Nope. But just off to the palace’s side sits access to another discovery: the Sabatini Gardens.

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December 8, 2014 by
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Three Unexpected Day Trips from Madrid

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.

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November 24, 2014 by
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