Enrique Cortés Enrique Cortés

#Gaybourhoods: La Latina

Categories: LGBT May 5, 2017

World Pride Madrid 2017 is drawing nearer, and this city is one of contrasts. It’s a city that changes from street to street and neighbourhood to neighbourhood. I’ve set myself the singular task of acting as a zone-by-zone guide to the essential spots in Madrid that you simply must visit. Hot on the heels of the LGBTI-Friendly Guide to the Salamanca Distrcit, today I want to familiarise you with the ins and outs of one of the coolest, most diverse and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods that make up contemporary Madrid’s rainbow belt. Read more

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Enrique Cortés Enrique Cortés

11 ways to fall in love with Madrid

dstmadridpride-10_edited-1-150x150 Categories: LGBT
January 9, 2017

Whoever you fall for and whoever you love, Madrid loves you. That’s why we’re the most tolerant city in the world with respect to LGBT rights. That’s why there are very few streets that celebrate diversity like ours. That’s why we’re an international standard-bearer for freedom. And that’s why you’re going to fall in …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Madrid is the new Berlin

Madrid is the new Berlin Categories: Entertainment
June 10, 2016

Yep. You heard it here first. The Spanish capital is experiencing a bit of a moment. Tough economic (not to mention political) times have spurred an awakening; driving more creativity, solidarity, and transformation on this city’s streets than ever. Berlin has been attracting the world’s drifting bohemian class for the better part of …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Lost in La Latina

Cafe Pavón, La Latina Categories: Entertainment, Shopping
April 19, 2016

La Latina is a labyrinth of bars, restaurants and bullish antiquarians. The sheer quantity of places on offer is staggering and, if you’re anything like me, when you enter into the over-filled fray you have absolutely no idea how to distinguish between the good and the bad. So why not consult the experts? While …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

10 Almodóvar Madrid Movie Moments

Julieta, Pedro Almodóvar Categories: Entertainment
March 30, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar is set to release his latest film Julieta and once again the Spanish capital will be part of the characteristically eclectic backdrop. For decades, the Manchego maestro has weaved his cinematic stories through the streets of Madrid; capturing the city’s ever-changing tapestry of stark contrasts, colourful personalities and its gentle metamorphosis …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Raising The Bar: Casa Dani

casadanifood1 Categories: Food & Drink
February 4, 2016

Madrid’s characterful old bars and tabernas are monuments in their own right. These living, breathing, drinking time capsules are as much a part of history as they are an enduring feature of daily life. In Madrid, bars are not merely drinking holes; they are ground-dwelling extensions of residents’ living-rooms. Places to meet, eat, chat, read, …

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Søndag i La Latina

Bar Ideal Categories: Others
January 29, 2014

I Aarhus, hvor jeg kommer fra, er søndag en HVILEdag i ordets bogstaveligste forstand. Byen ligger mere eller mindre øde hen og de få mennesker, man møder på gaden, har som regel bare sneget sig ud for at hente en sodavand eller noget fastfood, så der rigtigt kan hygges og slappes af derhjemme.…

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