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Lofty Ideals

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

Hotel Óscar

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!). Read more

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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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Ignacio Vleming Ignacio Vleming

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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Silvia Roba Silvia Roba

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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Ignacio Vleming Ignacio Vleming

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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Alicia Hernandez Alicia Hernandez

A day in Platea

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May 22, 2015

When someone asks me what Platea is, I almost have to take a deep breath so I can explain in one go, all that it encompasses. It could be summed up as a superb gastronomy space on almost 6,000 square metres, with the signature of renowned chefs (6 Michelin stars). But it’s much more than …

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