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!
Better order yourself a drink if you’ve just had lunch or dinner with Spanish people. Sitting around and talking after a meal isn’t unusual but the Spanish certainly have taken it to a whole new level.