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A Virtual Art Walk

Category: Art & Culture April 2, 2020

We know many of our visitors have had to postpone their trips to Madrid. Soon we’ll be back to normal, but during this period we would like to invite everyone who is staying home to take part in a number of virtual activities organised by the museums and cultural institutions along the Paseo del Arte (Art Walk). So when you do finally come to Madrid, you’ll be even more eager to see it!

How to make torrijas at home Category: Food & Drink
April 1, 2020

They’re the quintessential Easter treat, with a history stretching back centuries. And they’re so easy to make at home! With the help of our friends from El Riojanowe’ll show you how to make the best torrijas (Spain’s answer to French toast). In addition to sweetening up the holidays, they’ll give you a nice

Shaping stories Category: Shopping
February 4, 2020

Pottery and ceramics have made a niche for themselves in Madrid, which is full of craftspeople who are bringing a modern touch to processes and techniques with a very long tradition. Below you’ll find a catalogue of items such as jewellery, crockery and lamps that are true works of art!…

Here's to the delicious roscón! Category: Shopping
January 2, 2020

“With or without cream?” It’s one of the phrases most often repeated by Madrileños at this time of year. Although, as times are changing so fast, perhaps we should add: “With truffles, strawberry, chocolate?”…

Do you like cheese? Category: Food & Drink
September 3, 2018

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 …

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 …

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