Andrea Roberts

Madrid

Spotter since 2023

My spots (88)

La Terraza Magnetica – Rooftop culture

At "La Terraza Magnetica" in La Casa Encendida in Madrid you can enjoy interesting, eclectic & alternative cinema with quality headphones in the open air!

arts&culture
Art & culture
cinema
Cinema
music
Music

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Andrea

Roberts

Stobax – Let there be lights

Find unique lamps and gifts at Miguel's shop in Madrid. Custom designs with quality materials. Explore nearby vintage shops and cafes.

shopping
Shopping

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Andrea

Roberts

Slow Café – A standout coffee spot

It’s really cosy but airy at the same time - there’s room enough between the variety of seating arrangements for one not to feel boxed in.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
relaxing
Relaxing
snacks
Snacks

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Andrea

Roberts

Monument to Victims of Terrorism – Lest we forget

The monument, named “Recuerdo Vivo” (living memory) honours all 1429 victims of terrorism in Madrid and was installed in 2023.

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Andrea

Roberts

Almacén de vinos Casa Gerardo – You’ll be back

The tomatoes are so delicious they make you question everything you knew before; the wine flows and don’t get me started on the cheese…

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Andrea

Roberts

Rebel Cafe – Let them eat cake

The apartment block this cafe sits under is an ugly beauty and I love it, not least for the exuberant planters that are an integral part of the building.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Andrea

Roberts

Los Angeles – Want to try a real paella?

Although it’s a Galician restaurant, they do an excellent paella mixta (chicken and seafood) and arroz negro, flavoured and coloured with squid ink.

restaurants
Restaurants

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Andrea

Roberts

Mazál Bagels and Café – Big Apple vibes in Madrid

I didn’t think Madrid was lacking anything but now I’ve found "Mazál Bagels and Café" I’m wondering how I survived without its bagels all these years!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Andrea

Roberts

About me

About Me
I am a teacher and examiner who made a home in Madrid many years ago. I love live music, art, books, travel, food and dancing and am well served for all my interests in Madrid. I live on a special plane where I exist as an eternal tourist (check out Alain de Botton’s book The Art of Travel) who maintains a sense of wonder in a familiar place. I love showing people round my favourite spots in Madrid but am never happier than when I am discovering new gems.

Why Madrid
Madrid seduced me when I first visited, with its untamed and unapologetic Spanishness. We came to look at art and we did, but what we weren’t expecting was how wild the nightlife was, and what incredible energy and stamina the Madrileños possessed when it came to having a good time! The food back then was only ok, or so I thought at the time. Now it is incredible! A foodie’s heaven. Madrid is a noisy place - you get used to it; a dry place (good for the bones!) It is a place that is growingly multi-cultural, and this is reflected in society through the popular medium of food!

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