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Madrid’s Best Coffee

Categories: Food & Drink June 24, 2015
Federal Café

Federal Café

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 to caffeinate that spring in your step before a hard day’s walk around the city? Here is a selection of Madrid’s best coffee spots. Read more

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Cervantes’ Madrid

Monument to Cervantes Categories: Art & Culture
June 9, 2015

Thrilling. This is the word that best describes the search for the coffin containing the remains of one of Madrid’s most distinguished inhabitants, Miguel de Cervantes. On 17 March, forensic expert and search leader Francisco Etxeberria confirmed that, in all likelihood, some of the fragments found in the crypt of the Trinitarias church include …

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Faro de Moncloa

Faro de Moncloa Categories: Art & Culture, Entertainment, With the kids
June 3, 2015

Only 20 minutes away by metro from Puerta del Sol stands the Faro de Moncloa, a 110-metre tower with 360 degree views across the urban landscape of Madrid and the Guadarrama mountain range.…

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Casa Patas

Casa Patas Categories: Entertainment
April 15, 2015

For people new to flamenco, Casa Patas has, over the last three decades, been a sanctuary for traditional flamenco “cante jondo”, bringing to life the legends, dreams and idols of an art that stands out in its own right as one of the capital’s major attractions. Casa Patas, located on Madrid’s iconic Calle de los

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Eight traditional aperitivos

Croquetas Categories: Food & Drink
November 6, 2014

A serving of croquettes! Calamari coming right up! There’s a bit of space in the back somewhere… Let’s be honest – is there anything more tempting than losing yourself to the cheery atmosphere of the city’s countless bars? But you won’t feel like a true Madrileño through and through until you’ve enjoyed some good …

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Abelló Collection

Degas Categories: Art & Culture
October 8, 2014

Juan Abelló and his wife Ana Gamazo paint an exceptionally revealing picture of themselves through the works that comprise this collection, which can be viewed at CentroCentro Cibeles until 1 March.…

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El Greco and Modern Painting

laoconte-greco-300x300-150x150 Categories: Art & Culture
August 29, 2014

The Prado Museum joins in to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco with a large exhibition that points to a connection between the artist’s work and the avant-garde.…

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