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Silvia Roba

Silvia Roba BIO:
Silvia Roba is a tireless traveller who has visited many far-flung corners of the world offering us her accounts of what she discovers there. But it is in Madrid where she feels most at home. She is a top-class journalist, lover of sports, fine food and living life to the full.

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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?”…

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 …

Monument to Cervantes Category: 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 …

Croquetas Category: 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 …

Schweppes sign Category: Art & Culture
August 26, 2014

Which famous landmark best represents Madrid? For many it would be Cibeles Fountain, for others the Prado Museum, Puerta de Alcalá, the Royal Palace, the Bear and the Strawberry Tree or Picasso’s Guernica. What a tough choice! Today, rather than opting for one of these famous attractions, I’ve decided to …

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