If you are planning to visit Madrid, I have some tips for you.
My father’s family comes from Malaga, my mother’s family comes from Lucca, in Italy, and I was born and raised in Brazil. But in the end, from the bottom of this cultural melting pot, I feel quite Spanish. And I confirmed that suspicion when my daughter went and lived in Madrid for 6 months. She is 16 years-old, so I went to visit her several times during that time.
The first thing that made me sure I have olive oil running through my veins was my love at first sight for Pan Tumaca for breakfast. Instead of butter, Spaniards grate a tomato, with olive oil and salt, and spread it on toast. It’s phenomenal! I can no longer call it breakfast if there is no Pan Tumaca on the table.
Madrid has a unique flair, a special way of life, as if they celebrate something every day: the elegance of the ladies and gentlemen on the street, the restaurants, which are always crowded and noisy, the sun until late. It’s an energy that makes people feel creative. I love Madrid, and here are all the places I think you must visit if the capital of Spain features in your vacation plans: