Having borne witness to everything from royal proclamations and celebrations to executions, Madrid’s Plaza Mayor is an emblem of the city, championed by the Habsburg dynasty.
Vintage furniture, antiques, second-hand clothes, books… Whatever you’re looking for you will find it at El Rastro, Madrid’s oldest and most popular flea market.
Located by the Plaza Mayor, in the heart of the area known as ‘The Madrid of the Habsburgs’, the San Miguel market is a must for foodies.
La Latina, with its medieval past and maze-like streets, is the perfect neighbourhood for sampling Madrid’s long-standing tradition of going out for a vermouth.
Since its renovation and reopening in 2011, the San Antón Market has become the epicentre of good gastronomy in the Chueca area of Madrid.
The cocido stew is the most widely known dish of Madrid cuisine. It’s a real Madrid institution and can be enjoyed in virtual temples to a delicious culinary ritual.
The latest destination to hit the Madrid food scene is Calle Ponzano in Chamberí. Its numerous bars and restaurants have become the height of fashion.
Where to eat the best cocido or the finest callos? The traditional food of Madrid takes the world by storm, always with a spoon, whilst indulging in churros and chocolate or a deep-fried calamari roll
Squirreled away in the Spanish capital, you’ll find lots of different areas where you can practice the art of ‘tapeo’, a culinary and social experience that will give you a taste of all of the regions of Spain.
When you visit Madrid you won’t be able to resist buying some typical products as souvenirs to share as gifts or to enjoy at home.