Welcome to Madrid

A fantastic city to both explore and call home, Madrid is not only walkable, but international and modern. It holds onto traditional Spanish values like no other city in Spain.

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Madrid by Classic Car: Sightseeing in Style
By foot and by metro may be the typical modes of transportation in Madrid, but riding around the city in a classic, vintage, car, should be on your radar as well! Local guide, Jacobo, tells us why you should consider a Rolls Royce Corniche, or Elvis Presley’s favorite model Ferrari, to see Madrid in style.
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How to Spend Your Winter in Madrid
Winter in Madrid offers much more than you would expect. From winter terraces and tapas, to San Lorenzo de El Escorial, to hitting the snow in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, there’s plenty to keep you busy even in the colder weather.
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A Full Day in Madrid’s Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo is a favorite of the locals for its variety of activities to keep the family entertained all day long, including renting a boat on the lake, riding a cable car over the park, and spending time at the theme park or aquarium.
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Embajadores: “One of the Coolest Neighborhoods in the World”
No other neighbourhood in Madrid is as lively and diverse as Embajadores. Learn about some of the must-see places where the locals go. Explore the multicultural barriada of Lavapiés, the city’s historic flea market known as El Rastro, or enjoy a walk through a neighborhood with dozens of urban-decorated facades.
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4 of the Best Mimosas in Madrid
A boozy brunch is sometimes just a necessity while on vacation-- and Madrid definitely knows how to please. With one euro mimosas, instagrammable interiors, and plentiful assorted pastries, these four spots are our recommended go-to’s for a mimosa brunch in the city.
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Where to eat Authentic Paella in Madrid
Feel like trying one of the best Paella restaurants in Madrid? Check out our recommended spots in the city — whether you want to eat at a restaurant, or want to learn how to cook paella yourself! Learn from our local host who’s known across Europe-- she’s even been featured by the popular Marie Claire French Magazine!
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The Differences Between Madrid’s Most Popular Museums
Madrid has numerous museums, but the three that make up Madrid’s Art Triangle are the most popular among visitors and locals alike. The Prado, the Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza are equally as impressive, while each collection still holds its own unique history.
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Best Flamenco Venues in Madrid
Do you want to feel moved by a dancer tapping her feet to the guitar, or by a singer's passionate cry? Check out our top Flamenco picks to enjoy in Madrid -- from a grand performance, to an intimate recital.
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Off-The-Beaten Path: 4 Museums in Madrid that aren’t the Prado
Madrid has some of the most amazing museums in the world. Of course, you’ve heard of the Prado and Reina Sofia art museums, but there’s so many more that are worth a visit in the city. We recommend some museums that are off the beaten path, and slightly less crowded with tourists, like an impressive private art collection, and a lavish marquis.
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3 Awesome Day Trips from Madrid
Although Madrid has plenty to see in and of itself, there are also many locations just outside the city center that are worth planning a detour for. Ávila, Segovia, and Toledo are some of our favorites-- all a short train or bus ride away, these cities will transport you to an entirely different century.
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Eat this! 6 Spanish Dishes that are Vegetarian Friendly
Calling all vegans and vegetarians! There’s no need to worry about what you’re going to eat in the land of cheese and cured ham. There’s still plenty of veg-friendly local cuisine to keep you more than satisfied. We’ve already listed our fav restaurants to dine in and fav dishes to eat. Enjoy!
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The Medieval Origins of Madrid
Current day, experts still have doubts about the origins of Madrid, There are many myths to the birth of the city, including how Christian King Alfonso VI of León reconquered Madrid and Toledo from the Arabs, and how they developed the legend of the hidden statue.
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3 Low-Key Things To Do in Madrid
Madrid is more than its most visited destinations, so here we share three of the city’s best low-key spots, recommended by a native Spaniard. You won’t want to miss out on the churros and chocolate, the flavorful 80 Grados menu, and getting lost in the Sabatini Gardens.
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3 Travel Tips for Your Next Solo Trip to Madrid
Calling all world-travelers! Your upcoming solo trip to Madrid doesn’t have to be unnerving, especially when we’ve made a list of spots to ease your mind, and meet a friend or two. Warning: these recommendations require getting out of your comfort zone — you won’t regret it.
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Museums Aren’t the Only Way To Enjoy Contemporary Art in Madrid
Even if you don’t have the time to visit some of the better-known museums in Madrid, there are a few unique Contemporary art spaces that are often forgotten.
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Sobrino de Botín: Madrid’s Oldest Restaurant
Restaurant Botín is one of the oldest restaurants in Madrid-- dating all the way back to 1725! Nonetheless, its food and atmosphere is just as impressionable as it was back in Hemingway’s day. Make sure to order the roasted lamb or suckling pig!
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Where to Find the Best Korean Food in Madrid
We know where you can find the best Korean restaurants in Madrid, thanks to Spain’s Korean Cultural Center. Their list is the real deal, endorsing 20 authentic restaurants all around the city. We’ve already got our favs, so the list doesn’t disappoint!
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4 Reasons To Relax and “Retire” in Retiro Park
When in Spain, do as the Spanish do and go to Retiro Park. In the middle of the city, it may be the largest park you ever visit. So, we’ve compiled a list of the must-sees to do before you get lost in all of its glory.
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Where to Go Clubbing in Madrid
Spain is a dancing country. And if you’re going to Madrid, you will have more than plenty of places to feel the music. With clubs of every type, we’ve listed out the best ones to keep your night going!
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An American’s Guide to Spanish Meals
When traveling to Spain, forget everything your mother told you about eating three balanced meals a day. In this country, the locals eat five times, and on a different schedule than you’re used to! Read to get our complete guide on the breakdown of the Spanish eating day.
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Madrileño Sayings to Learn Before Traveling to Madrid
Everyone travels to Spain expecting to hear Spanish-- but not all Spanish speakers will know everything they’re saying! Read our list of some of the most necessary phrases to know. They will help you from ordering at the bar, to understanding the locals around you.
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What Are the Popular Drinks in Spain?
Don’t know what drink to order in Spain? Avoid asking for what’s comfortable and try a beverage that will properly acquaint you with Spanish drinking culture. You’ll wish you could bring these drinks home with you!
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Spanish Women’s Fashion: What to Wear to Blend In
When traveling to Spain, be prepared to dress to impress. If you want to look like the locals do, you’ll need to pack the best items in your closet. In this guide, we break down Spanish women’s fashion, and tell you what to wear, and what not to wear to look like a local.
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3 Things to Expect as an American Traveling to Spain
You don’t go to Spain to do as the Americans do-- you go to Spain to do as the Spanish do! We don’t want you to show up on your vacation all too shocked by cultural differences, so here are some things to know before even packing your bags!
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