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Craving a delicious, piping hot slice of pizza in Spain's capital? You can find some of the best, affordable pizza in Madrid at Ópera Pizza.

Ópera Pizza: The Best Spot for Pizza in Madrid

Pequeña tres quesos pizza, por favor. Translation: small three cheese pizza, please. I used this phrase a lot during the month I lived in Madrid. Ópera Pizza quickly became my favorite spot for pizza in Madrid. It’s conveniently located right near the Ópera metro stop or about a 5 minute walk from Puerta del Sol (the center of Madrid). The restaurant has […]

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Bullfighting in Madrid

Corrida de Toros. Bullfighting in Spain is a long-time tradition that attracts around a million Spaniards every year to witness this controversial sport. Some people love bullfighting and embrace the tradition whereas others look at you horrified when you have just announced you are attending a bullfight. My host “cousin” in Spain was the latter of […]

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Exploring Toledo

Cobblestone streets, cozy cafes, and towering cathedrals. Toledo is known as the “city of the three cultures” because Christians, Arabs, and Jews lived there together for centuries. The city is surrounded on three sides by a bend in the Tagus River and two medieval walls on the fourth side. Toledo’s close proximity to Madrid (1 […]