Most people know about the Christmas Market in Plaza Mayor, but if you’re looking for something more original, try these off-beat international markets that take place on weekends in November.
Even after living in Madrid for over 25 years, there are some things that will always make you a guiri.
The old Madrid is fading as it turns itself into a European capital with sushi bars and hipster cafés. Experience castizo or genuine Madrid while you can.
In Spain, the aperitivo is something more than just a little bite to whet your appetite: it’s a social event. Surprise!
Have you noticed all the “Made in Spain” taglines on the local ads for cars, household appliances and even chocolate? It’s Spain’s go at brand awareness.
La Paloma is Madrid’s best fiesta for its intensity and sheer fun with thousands of people crowding the streets ordering drinks from sidewalk counters.
Spanish wine is dominated by Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rueda, but Madrid’s appellation, D.O. Vinos de Madrid, has prize-winning wines as well.