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Hurry Over to The (Christmas) Hovse!

Category: Shopping December 22, 2015

Christmas is nearly upon us. And even if you’re holidaying in the Spanish capital, the frenetic rush of the (silly) season is inescapably contagious. There’s little time to spare. You’ve got gifts to find. And if the panic is beginning to set in and you’re all out of ideas then there’s only one solution: The Hovse.

ferianavidena1 Category: Entertainment
December 18, 2015

Christmas in the Spanish capital will be given a slightly more exotic edge this year with the inauguration of Madrid’s first International Christmas Fair of Cultures. For six days in the heart of the city the Conde Duque Cultural Centre will become a colourful playground of cultural diversity with stalls, performances of music and …

mg_18051 Category: LGBT
December 6, 2015

Still struggling to decide how to ring in 2016? This year, the tolerant city of Madrid makes the decision a little easier with a 7-day gay party extravaganza. The WE Party New Year Festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and as the event has grown, it’s quickly establishing a reputation as the unofficial European …

Buns & Bones Category: Food & Drink
December 2, 2015

Madrid is fast securing its place as one of the world’s gastronomic capitals. The Spanish capital has over 3,100 restaurants, a sprawling network of vibrant neighbourhood food markets, and a growing arsenal of Michelin stars under its belt. …

Hanso Café Category: Food & Drink
October 21, 2015

Madrid is fast securing its place as one of the world’s gastronomic capitals. The Spanish capital has over 3,100 restaurants, a sprawling network of vibrant neighbourhood food markets, and a growing arsenal of Michelin stars under its belt.  In case you missed the memo, last year five new restaurants were awarded stars for …

El Imparcial Category: Shopping
October 6, 2015

So you’re in Madrid for a few days and between all the tapas and traversing the city you still want to pick up a worthy souvenir. The trouble is, all the tourist shops seem to be selling cheaply made plastic trinkets that you’d be embarrassed to stick to your fridge. Thankfully, Madrid is in the …

Plaza de San Ildefonso Category: Art & Culture
September 22, 2015

Madrid is “the city of embrace,” or at least that’s something that new Mayor has been repeating ever since she swept to power last May. It’s a line that perplexed many, especially when the Spanish version “la ciudad del abrazo” sounds more like “the city of hugs.” While a city full of hugs …

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