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New Home Base

Categories: LGBT August 10, 2015

Just a few weeks ago, at the beginning of July, around two million people took to the streets for the annual Desfile or Pride March as part of the annual Orgullo Gay Pride Festival. For several fun-filled days, Madrid’s streets were transformed into a collective celebration of diversity and civil rights at one of the world’s biggest Gay Pride events. Read more

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Cinema Under the Stars

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August 6, 2015

The unblemished summer sky has given rise to more open-air cinemas in the Spanish capital. And in Madrid, a night at the movies also gives you an opportunity to explore some of the capital’s most iconic buildings. From the daring programme projected inside the Palacio de Cibeles’ “crystal patio” and the commercial blockbusters and …

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Swimming in Madrid’s Melting Pot

The Lago Pool Categories: Entertainment, LGBT
August 3, 2015

Summer is in full swing and much of the mass-holiday-exodus has begun. Sometimes it seems as if half the city has made a beeline for the beach, leaving the city ticking along at a slower yet eminently more relaxed pace. So where does that leave those left behind to deal with scorching summer temperatures and …

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Lofty Ideals

Hotel Óscar Categories: Entertainment, Food & Drink
July 23, 2015

If you’ve just touched down in Madrid, and your grasp on the Spanish language is limited, one phrase may still stand out amongst the rest: “Qué Calor!” (It’s so hot!).…

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“Vive la pasión flamenca”

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July 22, 2015

This is the name of the project launched by María Larroca, who used to work in the administrative side of TV, that transforms her passion for flamenco into an entrepreneurial adventure. Maria’s idea is to enable tourists to experience real, authentic flamenco, which isn’t always what we see at tablaos and typical flamenco …

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In search of the sound of Madrid

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July 15, 2015

Choosing a genre of music to define Madrid is an almost impossible task. For many, the pop-rock of the Movida is still the style that best represents the local Madrid character. Others emphatically claim that flamenco, added to UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, is the definitive music of the …

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Madrid’s Best Coffee

Toma Café Categories: Food & Drink
June 24, 2015

While foreign visitors in Madrid may marvel at their coffee’s potency, other important components such as the coffee grain, milk, and more importantly -flavour- sometimes leave a lot to be desired.  Things are changing for the better though, and the economic crisis has spurred a new generation of enterprising cafés and innovative baristas. Looking …

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