Madrid is the third-largest city in Europe and has a long and colourful, fascinating history. The city is located on the Manzanares River and its most ancient recorded name is ‘Magerit‘, after a fortress built on the river in the 9th century AD, which means ‘Place of abundant water’.ate.
Fans of mixology (the art of creating cocktails) in Madrid can tell you about Diego Cabrera, Argentinian barmen who has managed to conquer the Madrid audience with his natural charm and an amazing ability to create and innovate.
The latest new arrival to Madrid is sophisticated, with luxurious finishes in a 19th century Salamanca building which has been transformed into a 64-room hotel with a gym and restaurant.
Dominated by the Prado Museum, Paseo del Arte, otherwise known as The Golden Triangle of Art, is made up of three important art museums, making the perfect gateway for combining culture and lifestyle in the heart of the Spanish capital.
The history of one of Europe’s most iconic hotels in Madrid began at the hippodrome in upscale seaside village Deauville, France.
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 . .
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..
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 . .
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.
Browse through a handpicked selection of boutique and luxury hotels. Traveltain is here to inspire you before you book, by giving a trusted and independent opinion.
With a variety of places offering burgers to haute-cuisine, Traveltain has one of the internet’s most ultra-selected restaurant/café guides where all places have in common: Excellence, best-in class in its location and top ratings across all other major guides.
We advise on the special shops and shopping areas in your destination, whether it concerns designer boutiques or flea markets, historic family owned local products shops or high-end department stores.
Our selection of best-known museums, renowned art galleries and cultural entertainment venues, landmarks and historic sites; those must-visit places to get to know and experience the most of your destination.