Tips for First-Time Visitors to Madrid

By Erin R, February 2013

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From tipping to throwing trash on the ground and not getting your stuff stolen, Madrid is the kind of city that can feel a lot more like home if you know a little insider info. Here are a few of my must-know tips for fitting in like a local.


If you’ve ever traveled outside the US, then you probably know that much of the rest of the world isn’t quite as generous with their tipping. Same goes for Spain, where waiters typically don’t expect much more than a few leftover coins. When it comes to small purchases like coffee or a drink, a leftover coin or even nothing at all will do.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Madrid Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Madrid.

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