Looking for a list of the best Spain blogs?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.


Although, I must say… it’s my somewhat biased opinion that you’re already on the best blog about expat life in Spain – bar none.

At this point, the Chorizo Chronicles has been here for more than 12 years, and I’ve spent most of that time blogging about everything that’s going on in the beautiful cities of Madrid and Barcelona, as well as a bit about the rest of Spain.

Everything… or almost everything.

Anyway, I’ve got some highly useful (and occasionally humorous) articles about life in Madrid and Spain on here like these:

And much much more (as if those three etc up there didn’t already insinuate that fact).

These days, I’ve even got some semi-serious stuff about the Spanish Civil War, about buying a flat in Spain and much more.

best madrid blogs for 2017
This is the view from Dear Hotel on Gran Vía, right next to Plaza España. I wrote about it for Lonely Planet. You should check it out… it’s got one of the best views of Madrid.

Anyway, I’ve also got some friends in the blogosphere you might want to know about. People I know, people I like, talented writers with something to say.

So without further ado, these are my favorite blogs about Madrid and Spain.

The best Spain blogs for 2024 – and, of course, beyond

In no particular order, here are my favorite blogs these days. Feel free to let me know if you think there’s something I’m missing…

Spanish Sabores food blog

Lauren married her language exchange partner down in Andalucía and now lives in Madrid and is a total badass entrepreneur with Devour Madrid food tours. I wanna be just like her when I grow up.

Her original blog is about Spanish cuisine and travel, falling in love, and all that fun stuff…

Check it out: spanishsabores.com

And if you’re in Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Málaga, or one of several other cities around Spain and Europe, go take one of their food tours. Highly recommended!

The Making of Madrid

A bit of history on this one.

Felicity does a lot of research into the history of Madrid and different places around the city. In other words, she’s not the typical guiri blogger.

These days, she’s started doing thematic tours.

I enjoy her articles a lot because most of them talk about things I had no idea about – despite living in Madrid for more than a decade.

And she even did a guest post here on the blog about the Usera neighborhood.

You can read the blog right here: The Making of Madrid.

Here’s another good one, while we’re here…

Wanderlicious plant based lifestyles with Cepee

I’m an omnivore. I will eat literally almost anything. But for you plant-based types, you should check out Cepee (it rhymes with “peppy”) at her blog. She talks about food, principally vegetarian and vegan. Here’s the link: wanderlicious.es.

Cepee is also the founder of Madrid Blogger Network – if you’re in town and want to stop by for a meeting sometime, there’s usually one every month.

Look for us on Facebook. The get-togethers are a lot of fun.

Alternative Travelers – Spain and International travel blog

Okay, okay. Y’all already know how much I love protein and cholesterol… if possible, together in the form of pork products (or steak). But I appreciate that not everyone is down for the chorizo.

If you’re looking for vegan options, hey, that’s on you.

And I’m here to help… here’s Sam’s Ultimate Vegan Guide to Madrid. Sam and Veren are a couple and they talk about veganism, but also sustainability, housesitting and budget travel in general.

“When in Spain” podcast, Lonely Planet articles and more

It’s not really a blog, but you could also check out Paul Burge’s When In Spain podcast. I’ve been interviewed there.

You can find Paul on Apple Podcast and more.

And I guess I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I’ve now written a few articles on Lonely Planet about the best places in Madrid.

Here’s my article about living in Madrid and Barcelona. And I’ve also got one about the 10 best old-school Spanish restaurants in Madrid.

Check ’em out, and have fun!

More of the best Madrid and Spain blogs?

Well, that’s that.

Is there anything else you think deserves to be included in the list of best Madrid blogs? Anything big topics I’m missing?

Hit me up, right here on the contact form.

And have fun out there, kids.


Mr Chorizo.

P.S. I also make videos about Madrid and about people I know. You know, in my other job a a YouTuber. Here’s Dating Spanish Men with Nina from Brooklyn, and Welcome to Tetuán, a vlog about my exciting neighborhood here in the north of Madrid. Mostly, I make them for the benefit of my online English students so if you’re wondering: No, I don’t talk that slowly in “real life”. But you can have a look if you’d like. You might learn something too. Thanks!