Catherine Driver

Madrid

Spotter since 2023

My spots (29)

Masala Darbar – Spice Up Your Life

All of the classic favourites are served up here - Butter Chicken, Korma and Tikka Masala - with sides of basmati rice and fluffy naan.

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Restaurants

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Catherine

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360° Rooftop Bar – Madrid from the Skies

For 5 euros, paid at the ground-floor, I received a lift ticket which would carry me up 27 dizzying floors to enjoy some of the best views of the city.

bars
Bars
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Snacks

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Catherine

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Galería de la Colecciónes Reales – Royal Luxury

This modern, award-winning building houses three immense floors of some of the Crown's most spectacular paintings, sculptures, tapestries and carriages.

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Catherine

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Museo del Traje – History Through Fashion

The museum is big and every inch of the Museo del Traje is enjoyable, but my favourite part is their magnificent display of traditional Spanish costumes.

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Catherine

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Serrería Belga – Old Sawmill, New Gallery

Spread over three floors, each highlights different mediums. I love their photography exhibitions, particularly those centering on Madrid's music scene...

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Art & culture

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Catherine

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Café del Art – Unique Coffee in La Latina

Café del Art is not only a great place for a liquid pick-me-up, but they also offer delicious snacks such as traditional tostadas or carrot cake.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
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Snacks

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Catherine

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Yatai Market – A Journey Through Asia

As you enter, rows of food stalls line this cool, industrial space, and stepping in here is like being transported to the bustling food markets of Asia.

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Catherine

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Latino Arepa – Venezuelan in Barceló Market

Here they serve the famous Venezuelan favourite made of ground maize dough and stuffed with every filling you can imagine. And portions are very generous!

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Catherine

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About me

About me
I am from beautiful Vancouver, Canada, but am now an English teacher in Spain. I have been a passionate solo traveler for nearly two decades and love everything food, art, and travel related. I also enjoy photography and writing about my travels. Nothing brings me more joy than to wander around a new city meeting people and embracing the local culture. It has brought so much to my life to step out of my comfort zone and experience all of the wonderful things the world has to offer. I have traveled throughout North America, Europe, and parts of the Middle East and there are still so many places on my list, especially now that my Spanish is getting better every day! I have loved everywhere I have been, but my most memorable adventures have been walking the Camino de Santiago and visiting Iran.

Why Madrid?
Having lived in Spain on and off since 2019, I am now settled in Madrid and I couldn't be happier. For a large, capital city - one of the loveliest capital cities, in my opinion - Madrid has been a comfortable place to be from the moment I arrived here. It's full of kind and friendly people who focus on enjoying life. There is always something exciting to do here. The city is full of incredible museums, theatre, music, and dance. I am never bored! Madrid is also a very easy city to get around in, but I particularly love to walk. Why not, since there are blue skies for most of the year! I love just wandering around and finding hidden corners and new places to go. I'm so excited to share all of the places I love in gorgeous Madrid!

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