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From the Spain For Pleasure blog
More often than not, there’s a well-kept secret to be discovered in every village, town or city within Spain’s borders. Sometimes it hides in plain sight: a piece of art or architecture, a local dish or a glass of wine…you just need to look that little bit harder to spot it. But just as often, these gems allude travellers, making them all the more special for locals and those in the know. Whether you’re looking to relocate permanently to Spain or visit for a couple of weeks, these best-kept secrets will lead you off Spain’s beaten path… The world’s oldest restaurant in Madrid In Spain, all roads lead to Madrid – the country’s dynamic capital and home of outstanding attractions like the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. It’s also home to what is supposedly the world’s oldest restaurant. Opened in 1725 on Calle de Cuchillero, Restaurante Botin has been officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records for its antiquity, and is still in operation today. Head down for lunch and you’ll find Spanish classics on the menu, including two specialties: cochinillo asado (roast suckling pig) and cordero asado (roast lamb) – both roasted in an oak wood-fired […]