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Do you like cheese?

Category: Food & Drink September 3, 2018
Quesería Cultivo

Quesería Cultivo

If you’re a cheese lover, this is right up your street. Madrid is home to a number of splendid temples in which to discover, taste and buy artisan cheeses, those precious jewels that come from small dairies in Spain, France or the United Kingdom, all made with tender loving care and natural products. To learn from master cheesemakers, you need to know these dairies.

Café de Chinitas: flamenco in its essence Category: Entertainment
August 31, 2018

In the Café de Chinitas / said Paquiro to his brother: / ‘I am braver than you / a better bullfighter and a better gypsy’. These are verses that Federico García Lorca wrote as a tribute to the oldest Café Chantant in Spain and direct ancestor of today’s flamenco venues known in Spain as …

Literary Museums Category: Art & Culture
August 28, 2018

Madrid appears as a character in numerous books. Cases in point would be works by Benito Pérez Galdós, Valle-Inclán, Hemingway… Literature has also left its mark on the city, as can easily be seen in places such as Plaza de España, with its monument to Cervantes, or the Plaza de Santa Ana, shared by the …

Madrid's first LGBTI hotel Category: LGBT
June 12, 2018

Axel Hotels is the first hotel chain to cater specifically for the LGBTI community, with a marketing hook I really love: “hetero-friendly hotels”. Their philosophy? To create spaces of diversity conceived for and open to all, where everybody feels truly welcome. The centrally located Axel Madrid opened a few months ago, at 49 Calle Atocha, …

All of the WorldPride Parties Category: LGBT
June 17, 2017

The big event has arrived and June is upon us. Europe’s largest Pride event arrives in Madrid to make history with an urban celebration that will bring nearly three million people to the city. I’m sure you’ve already booked your flights and accommodation, you’ve arranged to meet up with your friends in Madrid and you’ve …

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May 30, 2017

In a month’s time the city centre will probably be bursting at the seams… the seams of the rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBT community. Roughly three million visitors are expected to arrive in Madrid to celebrate WorldPride, a huge party that draws massive crowds demanding the right to love without labels. Further …

Gayborhoods: La Latina Category: LGBT
May 5, 2017

World Pride Madrid 2017 is drawing nearer, and this city is one of contrasts. It’s a city that changes from street to street and neighbourhood to neighbourhood. I’ve set myself the singular task of acting as a zone-by-zone guide to the essential spots in Madrid that you simply must visit. Hot on the heels of …

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