Madrid Fusion

Late January, Spain’s capital will be host to a gastronomic feast attended by internationally renowned chefs, with its new programme theme ‘Tasting Spain’ -a dedication to traditional Spanish cooking- and the urban cuisine trend. The annual Madrid Fusión-International Gastronomic Summit will be holding its 16th edition on 22, 23 and 24 January 2018 at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos. This exciting […]

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Eggs & Potato

Even a small dish made from just the humble potato and the elementary egg can be big; a simple plate made with such finesse that it shows off each ingredient to its best advantage .. This is Casa Lucio’s Huevos Estrellados. A traditional Spanish dish elevated to world renown! Casa Lucio is a restaurant located in a narrow […]

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Madrid Gourmet Experience Part 2

The capital city of Europe’s most passionate country is a feast of music, food and culture, full of energy and colour, welcoming and captivating. Spain has evolved into one of the most gastronomically important countries in the world, and Madrid has its own fair share of excellent restaurants as well as outstanding tapas bars. Tapas are […]

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Madrid Horse Week

From 23 to 26 November Feria de Madrid once more hosts a new edition of the Madrid Horse Week, the leading equestrian event held in Spain, which seeks to bring the general public closer to the horse world. The fifth edition of this event will be even more multidisciplinary, whereby the programme includes a Cowboy […]

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Madrid Gourmet Experience Part 1

The capital city of Europe’s most passionate country is a feast of music, food and culture, full of energy and colour, welcoming and captivating. Spain has evolved into one of the most gastronomically important countries in the world, and Madrid has its own fair share of excellent restaurants as well as outstanding tapas bars, not […]

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Gastronomic Cargo’s Gourmet Experience

Because you can’t travel all the time, fine wine and food online market Gastronomic Cargo now introduces “Gourmet Experience”, a new home delivery concept that brings Europe’s most desired food and wine to you whenever you want, wherever you are. The Concept The Gourmet Experience is a new home delivery concept that offers a dinner for two with […]

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Veranos de la Villa

During the months of July and August, Madrid will host one of the most eagerly-anticipated events in its cultural calendar: A new edition of its most participative summer festival, featuring an endless range of outdoor activities in the city’s various neighbourhoods. In 2017, further to its mission of sharing culture with all members of the […]

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El Perro Gamberro

There is a new vegan in Madrid: El Perro Gamberro (literally Hooligan Dog) moves away from the current predictable culinary vegan cuisine and rediscovers grandmother’s kitchen. In the past two years, the opening of a vegan restaurant in the Spanish capital always led to two types of premises; a restaurant for hipsters where each dish is so sophisticated that […]

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Suma Flamenca

As every year the Suma Flamenca festival is held in Madrid to celebrate the art of flamenco in all its forms, featuring some of the top names in cante, dance and guitar – from June 6 to June 25 2017. Theatres in the city and up to 10 districts throughout the Madrid region host a […]

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Mercado De San Miguel

This is Madrid’s most inspiring and vibrant sprawling traditional food market in a building on the Plaza San Miguel that dates back to 1916. The market offers just about anything Spanish and more, and you can also eat almost anything such as top class paella, hams, cheese, caviar, tapas and churros, or visit the sushi […]

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Salón de Gourmets

The Salón de Gourmets (International Quality Food & Drink Fair) brings together more than 200 activities from 24 and 27 April this year: food and wine tastings, presentations, demonstrations, contests, and more. A wealth of products, culinary techniques and trends, spices, new and classic wines are the stars in this four-day show. In the Gourmet Fair […]

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New Gourmet Market in Madrid

Mercado de las Ventas has a new gourmet market in Madrid bringing the traditional market into the 21st century. You can taste some of the best dishes of the different cuisines of the world, by, among others chef Sergio Fernández, television chef and collaborator of the project. With modern and accessible facilities boasting a 4,500 […]

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Semana Santa Madrid

From 9 to 16 april this Easter the Spanish celebrate Semana Santa, the Holy Week, in Madrid with music and processions throughout the city. Thousands of people come to the city to attend the different processions that run through the streets of Madrid. The atmosphere created by the drums and trumpets and colourful costumes are some […]

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ARCOmadrid 2017

This year, from 22 to 26 February, Spain’s major contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid 2017 will bring together a total of 200 galleries, of which 160 form part of the General Programme, as well as the curated sections: ´Argentina at ARCO´, with a selection of 12 galleries; ´Dialogues´, with 11 and ´Opening´, with 17. ARCOmadrid returns with […]

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Madrid’s Historical Christmas Market

There are many Christmas Markets (mercados de navidad) in Madrid but the main and oldest one is held in Plaza Mayor from November 26 through to December 31. Madrid’s largest and most famous square, Plaza Mayor, is transformed every year for the grand Christmas market with more than 100 stalls. Plaza Mayor is a majestic backdrop for this […]

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Museo Reina Sofía’s New Restaurant

Madrid’s Museum Reina Sofia museum has a new trendy Café/restaurant created by some serious talent. The space is designed by famed architect Jean Nouvel who has enhanced it with a futuristic and luxurious touch. NuBel’s varied and delicate cuisine is taken care of by Muñoz Calero. Already it takes a good month to book a […]

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Best Hotel Terraces In Europe

Enjoy an apéritif, lunch or dinner from the height of a luxury hotel in a beautiful city. Here is our list of 5 top hotel terraces with a smashing view in Europe. Dolce Vitae terrace, The Majestic, Barcelona The Majestic Hotel & Spa has just been inaugurated and is now the shining star on Paseo de Gracia shine […]

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The World’s Oldest Restaurant: Botin

Restaurant Botin, founded in 1725 in Madrid, is the world’s oldest restaurant and thus has quite a story to tell! This is an amazing place to enjoy true Castilian cuisine, with fantastic service, in a history-filled environment.. In 1561, King Philip II moved his court to Madrid, which was central, had good water and a […]

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Diego Cabrera’s Latest Venture

Fans of mixology (the art of creating cocktails) in Madrid can tell you about Diego Cabrera, Argentinian barman who has managed to conquer the Madrid audience with his natural charm and an amazing ability to create and innovate.  He rose to prominence in the bar Sergi Arola Gastro, then had his own bar Le Cabrera (now closed) and created the firm Twist […]

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New hotel: Tótem

The latest new arrival to Madrid is sophisticated, with luxurious finishes. This nineteenth century building in the Salamanca district has been transformed into a hotel with 64 rooms, a gym and restaurant Hermosos y Malditos (The Beautiful and the Damned). Tótem is in an ideal location, offering its customers ready access to culture, fashion gastronomy and city […]

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Editor’s Choice: Westin Palace Madrid

The history of one of Europe’s most iconic hotels situated in Madrid actually began at the hippodrome in upscale seaside village Deauville, France. When in 1911 King Alfonso XIII met the Belgium entrepreneur and hotel owner George Marquet, they both agreed on the extreme need for sophisticated lodging in the Spanish capital that at the time only had one […]

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Paseo del Arte

Dominated by the Prado Museum, Paseo del Arte, otherwise known as The Golden Triangle of Art, is made up of three important art museums that are close to each other in the centre of Madrid, the perfect gateway for a weekend combining culture and lifestyle in the heart of the Spanish capital. Prado, Thyssen, Reina Sofia: These […]

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Cool Spots In Madrid

Though part of the charm of Spain’s illustrious capital is the sunny climate, sometimes after enjoying a little too much warm weather we are finally ready to seek out the shade. Here follow some of our choices to take a cool break: Parque El Capricho That Parque El Capricho is one of the most magical places in […]

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Best Hotel Rooftop Views Madrid

La Terraza del Urban, Urban Hotel The terrace roof at the Urban Hotel offers some of the best views of the city and is one of the trendiest terraces in the city. You see Madrid’s skyline, including Retiro Park to the east and the “Madrid de los Austrias,” or old city center. During the winter season they […]

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The Culinary History Of Madrid

Madrid’s exciting and flavourful food is a major attraction for visitors to Spain’s capital, for many varied reasons. We want to give you a short history of the evolution of the city’s current ‘cuisine’. In the 11th century Spain was known as Al-Andalus, also Muslim Spain or Islamic Iberia, and was  Muslim territory. Until then the typical […]

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Madrid Open Tennis

From 5 to 14 May the Madrid Open tennis tournament will attract top tennis players from around the world to compete at this premium event. The Mutua Madrid Open is one of the most important tournaments on both the male and female circuits today. It has been held in the Spanish capital since 2002 and was originally […]

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The 10 Best Plates From Spain

Everyone loves the Spanish kitchen and we have listed some of the best traditional dishes and where to have them; all the following are popular, many national stars and some lesser known. Wild bluefin tuna from Almadraba at El Campero (Barbate) – El Campero in Barbate is one of those little known places, a truly best-kept secret. […]

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Platea Madrid

 Platea: ‘Welcome to the biggest gastronomic & leisure centre in Europe .. the only place where a huge stage meets the best Spanish and international gastronomy made by Michelin-star chefs. An amazing 6000sqm design space that holds up to 12 restaurants that will take your breath away.’ Platea Madrid is a gourmet food hall housed […]

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Hotel Atlantico, Prime Position

 The Hotel Atlantico is a four star hotel with a great location on Gran Vía, Madrid’s lively and upscale shopping street – nick-named Spanish Broadway, lending it close proximity to , movie theatres, landmark buildings, shopping centres, museums, cafes and restaurants. Its neoclassical building is almost 100 years old and one of the architectural landmarks on the Gran Vía itself, with an […]

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