Mok, Jinpeng Zhang, Molly & Tao Liang

"Spanish people are known for their love for life, evident through their passion for arts, culture and food."
Bloggers M.O.K JINPENG ZHANG TAO LIANG MOLLY Chinese New Year Madrid
About

M.O.K: A global travel photographer, columnist and blogger who blends travel, lifestyle and fashion for a unique viewpoint that is popular among trendy Chinese. Follow her @venchymok

JINPENG ZHANG: One of China’s most popular travel bloggers and author of five well-known books on independent travel, he is seen as an expert in traveling without a tour group.

TAO LIANG (Mr Bags): China’s “Handbag Guru”, Mr. Bags has a cult-like following among young, trend-savvy Chinese who covet leather goods and designer handbags. Follow him @mrbagss

MOLLY: The most popular and influential voice for travel in China, Molly started to promote her trips around the world on Weibo at a young age and now has a massive follower base. Follow her @maolimaoli

Why did you decide to visit Madrid?

We all have an interest in Spanish-made products and traditional Spanish cuisine, art and architecture, so what better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Which sites and venues would you recommend to others traveling to Madrid?

Most certainly Madrid de los Austrias, Las Letras, The Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor.

If you were to plan the perfect Madrid vacation for your fans in China, what would the itinerary be?

A tour of the Reina Sofia Museum, walking tour of Madrid’s famed fashion center, Tribal District, and of course to Real Madrid game at Bernabeu Stadium.

What were your favorite dining experiences?

We loved world-renowned restaurants L’Hardys and Domo and Gourmet Experience Callao by El Corte Inglés and Ramon Freixa … what a treat!

Bloggers M.O.K JINPENG ZHANG TAO LIANG MOLLY Chinese New Year Madrid
Bloggers M.O.K JINPENG ZHANG TAO LIANG MOLLY Chinese New Year Madrid

Where did you stay in Madrid?

We stayed in two of the best hotels in Madrid, Hotel Villa Magna and the Ritz by Mandarin Oriental, both on our list for any future visits and highly recommended to all of the people who follow us in China if planning a trip to Madrid.

Tell us about your experience at El Corte Inglés? 

We had the luxury of working with the El Corte Ingles personal stylists and make-up artists who prepped us for our photo sessions so we had the good fortune of experiencing the talent and professional service the store offers. We also received an introduction to Spanish trends, which was a highlight.

 

Blogger Molly Chinese New Year El Corte Inglés Makeup Madrid
Blogger Tao Liang Mr Bags Chinese New Year Madrid
MOK Blogger Chinese New Year Madrid

Do you have any last words to describe your experience? 

M.O.K 莫 轻浮 – Spanish people are known for their love for life, which is evident through their passion for arts, culture and food. Such passion is so contagious that you feel it on every street corner in Madrid and in every conversation you have with a local.

NPENG ZHANG 背包客 小鹏 – This was my third trip to Madrid and this experience curated by El Corte Inglés allowed me to see a whole new side of the city that I never even knew existed. I am so impressed with the food, culture and history that Madrid has to offer Chinese visitors.

El Corte Inglés Guitar
Ritz Hotel
Built in 1910 according to the wishes of King Alfonso XIII, the Ritz Hotel is located in the heart of the city. An iconic landmark in the center of the ‘Golden Triangle’, it combines style and charm with legendary service.

Plaza de la Lealtad 5. Madrid

+34 91 701 67 67

mandarinoriental.com/madrid/hotel-ritz/luxury-hotel

Reina Sofia Museum
The Reina Sofia Museum is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art. Highlights of the museum include collections of Spain's two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso's painting Guernica. Along with its extensive collection, the museum offers a mixture of national and international temporary exhibitions in its many galleries, making it one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art.

Calle de Santa Isabel, 52. Madrid

+34 917 74 10 00

museoreinasofia.es

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the home of Real Madrid. Since its completion in 1947, with a current seating capacity of 81,044, Santiago Bernabéu is one of the world's most famous and prestigious football venues. 

Av. de Concha Espina, 1. Madrid

realmadrid.com/estadio-santiago-bernabeu

The Royal Palace
Home to the Kings of Spain from Charles III to Alfonso XIII, Madrid's Royal Palace takes us on a journey through the history of Spain. Though it is no longer the royal family's home, it continues to be their official residence.

Calle de Bailén, s/n. Madrid

+34 914 54 87 00

esmadrid.com/en/tourist-information/royal-palace