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11 ways to fall in love with Madrid

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 love with Madrid. For all the above and for so many more reasons… Read more

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LGBT-friendly hotels

LGBT-friendly hotels Categories: LGBT
November 8, 2016

“They’re being snapped up like hotcakes!” would be an apt description of what will happen in Madrid in June 2017. I’m sure you think I’m exaggerating and that there’s still time to plan for the festivities. But I assure you that next year’s Gay Pride in Madrid will be one of the most incredible, crowd-pulling …

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Out and about in bars and taverns

Out and about in bars and taverns Categories: LGBT
October 10, 2016

Autumn is here already. But no matter the time of year, in Madrid there are traditions that don’t change. Right at the top is that beautiful space of time that runs from the end of a hearty dinner to the moment when you walk through the door of your favourite haunt. Time for laughter and …

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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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The 5 x 5 Madrid Pride Guide

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May 26, 2016

Madrid’s raucous gay pride week is the Spanish capital’s most popular event and one of the world’s biggest LGBT celebrations to boot; around 2 million people take to the streets for the annual pride parade alone. This year the festivities will take place earlier than usual – between June 29th and July 3rd

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Madrid Mementos Volume 2

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May 5, 2016

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 on your fridge. Thankfully, Madrid is in …

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Just Opened! Second Edition

Just Opened! Categories: Food & Drink, Shopping
April 12, 2016

Bars, shops, restaurants – the wave of new openings sweeping over the Spanish capital is relentless. It’s hard to keep up. So whether you’re an intrepid traveller hoping to discover the coolest hidden hotspots or a local looking to stay ahead of the curve, here are four of the newest additions to Madrid’s ongoing metamorphosis. …

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