Torrijas a traditional Spanish dessert

Torrijas: what, where and when?

What are Torrijas? First of all, what are torrijas? They are the Spanish version of a french-toast. This simple dessert has been eaten in Spain since XV century. They were consider a great meal for recovering patients and pregnant women. Torrijas differ from French toast on three aspect. The first one is that torrijas are made […]

Calamari Sandwich

Roll in batter and fried calamari rings are one of the most common tapas in Spain. They are a bit rubbery in the inside and crispy in the outside. The taste is like sea food combine with a touch of lemon. Hum! Delicious. They are usually eat on Sunday appetizer before the family weekly lunch. […]

What to do in Salamanca in 1 day

Salamanca is a Spanish city located in the community of Castile and Leon. It is located 200 km (124 miles) west of Madrid and it is among the most populous cities of this community. Salamanca is one of the most important university cities in Spain, and attracts thousands of international students every year. Its Old […]

Things to do in Madrid

Things to do in Madrid in December

Madrid gets completely transformed during the holidays, you can really breathe and feel the Christmas spirit. Markets, nativity scenes, shopping, concerts, lights shows, special food… there are many things to do in Madrid in December in Madrid. The article also includes some suggestions for those Grinch coming to Madrid. Christmas Market in Plaza Mayor November 29th […]

Things to Do in Madrid at Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to share and enjoy Madrid. Unlike other European cities, Madrid has a mild winter, with temperature rarely reach zero degrees, clear skies and little rain. Temperatures in Madrid in December are between 35°F and 51°F, with an average of 44°F. Good weather favors the activity on the streets, including concerts, markets […]

Restaurants with menus in Madrid

As you probably already know food is the core of the Spanish culture. It is part of every relevant moment of a Spaniards life, but even the most committed foodies have to eat every day. After what American called a small breakfast, lunch more than just a meal is a right. Lunch in Spain is […]

Flamenco Stories: Paco de Lucía and Camarón de la Isla

In the history of Flamenco, there have been several remarkable artists that were and still are symbols and references for new generations. The guitarist Paco de Lucía and the singer Camarón de la Isla are two of them. Both literally changed Flamenco and helped make this culture known all around the world. Paco de Lucía […]

Flowers in Parque del Retiro

What is the weather like in Madrid?

Madrid was founded is the center of the Iberian Peninsula. In fact, there is a plaque in Puerta del Sol called “kilómetro cero” indicated the center of the country. Geographically talking, Madrid is located over the Spanish Central Plateau which means it has a continental weather. Madrid has cool to cold rainy winters and really […]

What to do in Madrid in January

In Madrid the year begins with the hangover of the celebration in the Puerta del Sol. The tradition marks to be breakfast churros con chocolate the first day of the year. The first week of January in Madrid still exudes holiday spirit. As Spain is a Catholic country celebrates the Epiphany and children have to […]

New Year’s Eve in Madrid

Madrid is considered one of the best cities to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve. For those visiting Madrid in Christmas will be surprised with the lively decorations and festive atmosphere.If you like Christmas, Madrid is your ideal destination, since here the festivities continue through the first week of January with the Epiphany Parade. Check […]

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