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.
Top 5 Madrid Attractions
Traditional Cuisine of Madrid
- Cocido 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