The Spanish spring is finally upon us and the almond and cherry trees are blossoming! Here are three central Madrid places to find them.
The dust may have settled in Ajenjo Café but, with nearly 40 years under its belt, the place has developed a ghostly charm that fills your head with visions of its heyday.
Muelles Ros – selling exclusively springs – has been run by the same family for three generations, since 1894.
La Casquería (in Spanish: tripe and offal shop) is a quirky small second-hand book store on a mission: to save the mercado.
Hidden deep within Lavapiés, and almost always closed, this stunning cobbled patio took some serious discovering.
Corralas encapsulate the soul of Spanish urban living, which boomed when Madrid was declared capital of Spain in 1606.
Guerilla gardens have been popping up all over Madrid since the recent crisis – people have been reclaiming disused land for use as public space by planting trees and vegetables.