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Spanish cuisine is built on the pillars of the Mediterranean diet and is, therefore, rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, fish, bread and olive oil. Upon arriving, you’ll also notice that pork products are quite popular, especially the cured hams (Serrano and Iberico), chorizo (spicy sausage both cured and for frying), salchichón (a salami-like cured sausage), and lomo (cured pork loin). And although Madrid is not located on the Spanish coast, the best seafood is transported to the Spanish capital, so seafood and fish is always fresh, although also quite expensive.

A traditional Spanish breakfast is coffee, juice or tea with toast or a croissant. Lunch is the biggest meal o…