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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Despite the origins of this garment being traced to the Far East, the Manila shawl is one of the capital’s most representative items of clothing. Seen draped around the shoulders of all traditionally dressed chulapas at the city’s verbena festivities, the shawl forms part of the city’s history. Purchasing one is the perfect way to […]
Ultra-specialisation is here to stay. This month, as Madrid hosts Gastrofestival, its most important culinary event, we’ll be taking a look at some of the shops in the city devoted to a single product. There’s an endless range of flavours and aromas!
We can find some of Madrid’s master artisans working among leather, papyrus scrolls, book looms, and presses, determined to make the hands of time stand still as we turn the pages of the books they bind. Madrid is home to book presses where age-old hand-binding techniques are used to make truly unique editions. These guardians […]
In the most literary month in Madrid’s calendar, we’ll explore all of the streets and squares that were once a haven for the great writers of the Spanish Golden Age. Many of their taverns and restaurants hearken back to years gone by. Others have embraced modern times but remind us that here and now, like […]