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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Literary museums

Categoría: Art & Culture August 28, 2018
Literary Museums

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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Cervantes’ Madrid

Categoría: Art & Culture June 9, 2015
Monument to Cervantes

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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Eight traditional aperitivos

Categoría: Food & Drink November 6, 2014
Croquetas

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 …

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Madrid Icons

Categoría: Art & Culture August 26, 2014
Schweppes sign

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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Casa Alberto

Categoría: Food & Drink August 21, 2014
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The Literary Quarter, which was home to some of the most famous writers of the Golden Age, is one of my favourite parts of Madrid. I like to stroll through its streets, popping into the vintage shops and those antique stores where you’re always sure to find some unexpected gem from times gone …

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Madrid gastronomy

Categoría: Food & Drink November 26, 2013

Just as we have a Royal Academy of Language that monitors the correct use of Spanish, there is also a Royal Academy of Gastronomy founded on the conviction that food and the way it is prepared has always been at the very heart of our culture. Studying and promoting this important heritage is the …

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Mantequería Bravo

Categoría: Food & Drink Shopping July 19, 2013
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Sometimes you can pass by the same place over and over again and hardly register its existence. You’re so used to seeing their window displays that they become part of the urban landscape, and it never occurs you to go inside and have a poke around. Well something like that happened to me the other …

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