Madrid City Guide

Madrid City Guide

Plaza Mayor - Utrip Madrid City Guide

Madrid Travel Tips

  • Tapas: Madrid is famous for its varied tapas. Hungry travelers can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal.
  • Late Nights: Spaniards are notorious for late nights. Many bars and clubs do not even open until midnight. Make sure to plan accordingly to get a true taste of Spain’s nightlife.
  • Tipping: Tipping is Spain isn’t as routine and as substantial as it is the US. Of course for good service its appreciated and welcomed, but not expected.
  • Dress Code: When visiting one of Madrid’s many amazing churches, keep in mind that a modest dress code is encouraged and sometimes required. No bare shoulders, miniskirts, open toed shoes, or shorts.

Panoramic view of Gran Via, Madrid, Spain.

Top 5 Madrid Attractions

Traditional Cuisine of Madrid

  • Gambas al ajillo - Utrip Granada City GuideCocido madrileño: hearty chickpea and meat stew
  • Callos a la madrileña: tripe, sausage, and ham, served in a clay dish
  • Gambas al ajillo: prawns with garlic
  • Caracoles a la madrilène: snails simmered in beef broth and chilis
  • Besugo a la madrileña: traditional baked sea bream