Facts about our guest region 2017: Madrid

Find out 3 key facts about Madrid´s gastronomy, culture and tourism before you head up to our roundtable Food Markets of the 12st century, focussed on Madrid´s most iconic food market.


Madrid’s most traditional dish is cocido madrileño, a chickpea based stew, which is a combination of stews from other regions; the region’s second most typical dish is callos (tripe)


The Monastery and Site of El Escorial, the University and Historic Old Town of Alcalá de Henares, along with the Aranjuez Cultural Landscape, have been listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage sites


Outgoing and open-minded, the city is home to important art galleries, museums, mansions and a magnificent Royal Palace.

Some world-famous natives of Madrid include: the author of El Quijote, Miguel de Cervantes or philosopher José Ortega y Gasset, amongst many writers and artists.

This is just an excerpt of a detailed description of Madrid found in Foods and Wines website.

Pss.. Are you in Washington DC? Have a look at our month-long program of activities exhibits, tastings, discussions, screenings, pop-ups, and special dining offers across the city.

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Pablo Neustadt © ICEX

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