What to Pack for Madrid: A Guide by Season

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If the thought of Madrid makes you conjure up images of endless blue skies and perfect sunny days, we have a surprise for you. While the weather here is generally pretty great, it’s also known to be quite unpredictable at times. But don’t fret—we have some suggestions on exactly what to pack for Madrid in […]

Our Top 14 Travel Tips for Madrid

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Like all great cities, Madrid has its secrets. But with a little help, you’ll be able to unlock the mysteries of this vibrant metropolis! From unraveling the intricacies of the siesta to finding the best tapas in town, these travel tips for Madrid will help you experience the Spanish capital in all its glory. Madrid […]

10 Best Boutique Hotels in Madrid

The best boutique hotels in Madrid combine location and design with just the right dose of elegance. Looking for a classy yet comfortable home base for your time in the Spanish capital? You can’t go wrong with any of these spots. There’s so much to see, do, and eat in Madrid. Having a comfortable place […]

10 Best Things to Do in Madrid When it Rains

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They say that the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plains. Unfortunately, though, Madrid is smack-dab in the middle of those plains. The normally sunny Spanish capital gets, on average, five rainy days per month. Generally, it’s little more than a light drizzle, but that’s still not ideal for seeing the sights. But don’t […]

20 Madrid Hidden Gems: An Insider’s Guide

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Just about every visitor to Madrid hits up the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Many may also tour the Royal Palace and dig into churros and chocolate at San Ginés. But Madrid has so much more to offer. Paintings by artistic masters in unassuming chapels, a stunning outdoor paradise crisscrossed by hiking trails, tapas […]

50 Free Things to Do in Madrid

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You don’t have to break the bank to make the most of Spain’s vibrant capital. In fact, many of these free things to do in Madrid are among the best ways to enjoy the city, period. So go ahead and put your wallet away—here’s how to make the most of Madrid without spending a single […]

Where to Eat Near the Westin Palace in Madrid: Our Top 8

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So, you’ve booked a trip to Madrid—yay! You’re staying at the iconic Westin Palace—lucky you! All that’s left to do is make your dinner reservations…but where? That’s where we step in—Devour Madrid is at the ready to help you decide where to eat near the Westin Palace in Madrid! Smack-dab in the middle of Madrid’s […]

Can You Drink Tap Water in Madrid?

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Can you drink tap water in Madrid? And if so, how can you order it? What if you do want a bottle? We’ve got all the answers and the context behind them—plus tips for staying hydrated in Spain. It’s a classic tourist question, both for those headed to Madrid and elsewhere: “Can I drink the […]

How to Be a Good Tourist: Madrid Edition

Want to practice responsible travel in Madrid? Start by letting yourself get lost! Don't just limit yourself to a touristic itinerary.

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides:BARCELONA | SEVILLE | SAN SEBASTIAN | LISBON | ROME | PARIS The night before your trip to Madrid has finally arrived. Goodbye work, meals on the go and dreary weather. Hello freedom, tapas and sun! You’ve packed your bag, dusted off your DSLR, retrieved your boarding […]

A Love Letter to Usera

As one of Madrid's most unique barrios, Usera is striving to hold on to its unique cultural identity despite its status as an up-and-coming artistic hotspot.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Madrid. Photo Credit: r2hox, Text Overlay: Devour Madrid Food Tours By my count, I’ve lived in six different neighborhoods of Madrid. Some more central, some further away, but each with their own character. This year, though, I made a […]

A Love Letter to Palos de la Frontera

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When I first realized I was officially moving to Madrid, I was so excited to live in the center. I pictured myself surrounded by stunning historical architecture and the best bars and restaurants. What I quickly learned however, is that if you have any kind of budget, you don’t really get to choose where you […]

Where to Find Luggage Storage in Madrid

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Traveling in Madrid, but not sure what to do with your bags? Not a problem! Spain’s capital is well prepared for visitors. No matter which part of town you’re exploring or which public transport hub you’re bound for, there are plenty of options for luggage storage in Madrid! Nobody wants to explore a new city […]

Madrid on Two Wheels: Renting Bikes in Madrid

Biking around the city is a healthy, sustainable and fun way to see Madrid. When traveling by bike, you can go at your own pace, but have the advantage of moving faster than with your own two feet. The city is constantly updating and improving its network of bike paths, making it easier than ever […]

Public Transportation in Madrid: Your Guide to Getting Around

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This post includes affiliate links. That means that if you purchase something we recommend, we may earn a small commission (which we’ll definitely spend on tapas). Rest assured that we only recommend a place or company if we honestly love it! Spain’s largest capital is home to a safe, clean and efficient public transportation network. […]

Where to Stay in Madrid: Neighborhood Guide & Top Hotel Picks

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Due to its massive size, figuring out where to stay in Madrid can be overwhelming—especially for first-time visitors. Luckily, most guests are pleasantly surprised when they arrive. It’s so easy to get around town! However, a solid home base is essential for a successful trip. For that reason, Madrid’s amazing diversity means there’s a perfect barrio for […]

Best Weekend Winter Getaways Near Madrid

Ready to get out of town? We've rounded up our favorite weekend winter getaways near Madrid!

Check out our roundup of our favorite weekend winter getaways near Madrid, and start planning your mini-vacation! Image Credit: Joceyln Kinghorn (Text Overlay: Devour Madrid) Winter in Madrid (okay, winter anywhere) can be a little monotonous at times. We like to mix things up by getting out of the city on the weekend, even if it’s […]

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Madrid

Here's our ultimate travel guide to Madrid!

Madrid is Spain’s vibrant capital. The city pulses with life and is a favorite with visitors from around the world, and it’s easy to see why! We have world-class museums, super explorable neighborhoods, a palace, great parks and tons of delicious food. And with so much to do and see all year long, Madrid is […]

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