Name: Teresa Sánchez
Born in: Cádiz (Spain).
Currently in: Madrid
Do you live in Madrid?
Yes, I’ve been here for 18 years… time flies! I got married to a madrileño and my two daughters were born here. I think I’m more madrileña than andaluza now.
When did you first come to Madrid?
When I was 17 with my older brother, who lived here. I remember visiting El Rastro and seeing the Guernica in the Reina Sofía. I also remember that we went to dinner at an amazing catalán restaurant, Can Punyetes.
What’s your favourite bar in Madrid?
The tomato and tuna salad from the Cazorla restaurants, the octopus from La Gran Pulpería and any of the revueltos from La Castela.
What are three things a tourist shouldn’t miss in Madrid?
It’s difficult to choose. I’d say Malasaña and Centro because of the diverse mix of people in the streets. Also because of the bars and shops.
Templo de Debod because of the sunsets (they remind me of Cádiz) and the picturesque nature of having an Egyptian temple in the middle of a Spanish city. I’d also include the Cecilio Rodríguez gardens in Retiro park.
What do you like most about Madrid?
The way it’s so easy to make friends and the open-mindedness and generosity of the madrileños.
What do you miss most when you’re away?
If you only had 24 hours in Madrid, where would you go?