5 Street Markets

Even in an age of online commerce, shoppers still flock to flea markets and antique shopps..Madrid’s best weekend markets are where you can vintage home decoration, new and second-hand clothes, and more treasures.   The Classic and traditional El Rastro C/ Ribera de Curtidores This is Madrid’s oldest and most iconic street market. Every Sunday from 9am to 3pm, hundreds of stalls are set up in C/Ribera de Curtidores, in the Embajadores neighborhood, filling the street with life and bustle. It’s a must for tourists and locals alike, who browse through the new and second-hand clothes, costume jewelry, decorative items,

Exclusive Michelin-star dinners in Madrid

A Michelin Star is to a chef what an Oscar is to an actor. In Madrid we have twelve restaurants with Michelin Stars. Madrid Cool and Culture will take you through our five favorites: 1. Santi Santamaría’s Santceloni restaurant, with two Michelin Stars, is located at 57 Castellana Walk. It offers Spanish gastronomic dishes, but gives each one a new air. With high quality as its maxim, Santamaria respects the product and its temporality. Chef, Óscar Velasco, bets on the freshness and the taste of each product. This is an experience. Splurge and enjoy! 2. With Ferran Adrià as gastronomic

5 Top places to take a break

After a long day touring around the myriad streets, shops and museums of Madrid a bit of relaxation is in order – especially  when tourist sites are busier than usual and festive shopping can be frenetic. So do as the locals do, and indulge in a bit of pampering at one of these four spas and a Nail place— each uniquely Madrilians in their own way– that cater to both men and women and all tastes and budget. MEDINA MAYRIT C/ Atocha ,14 The shining star of Madrid’s current health and relaxation infatuation is the Medina Mayrit hammam. An instant

5 of the Coolest Hotel Pools in Madrid

Summer is almost upon us which means that it’s time to start cataloguing all of Madrid City’s pools and rating our chances of getting into each one. Gone are the days of building rooftops only being used for television antennas. Many hotels in Madrid have decided to convert these spaces into paradises for guests. Unfortunately, the places on this list of Madrid City’s swankiest hotel pools are, for the most, part, not open to the public (although a couple are). But they can be enjoyed by travelers with a few hundred dollars per night to blow on lodging. If you

Play a Round in Madrid

Madrid offers you the possibility of enjoying a city that is one of the richest in Artistic and Cultural Patrimonial sites, as well as fascinating gastronomy that does not involve compromise. In Madrid, you will find golf courses that have made history, where some of our most noteworthy golf players have reached their greatest successes.     What do you think about joining us on the course? Here are five golf courses recommended by our caddie*: Real Club de Golf La Herrería This course is located in a natural environment, where you will find the predominant oak, ash and holm-oak trees,