Welcome to the City of Hugs

Category: Art & Culture September 22, 2015
Plaza San Ildefonso

Plaza San Ildefonso

Madrid is “the city of embrace,” or at least that’s something that new Mayor has been repeating ever since she swept to power last May. It’s a line that perplexed many, especially when the Spanish version “la ciudad del abrazo” sounds more like “the city of hugs.” While a city full of hugs could make a really nice holiday destination, the Mayor and her team are eager to expand upon the idea and welcome more people to discover the city.

Madrid Río Category: Others
February 4, 2014

In Madrid you are never far from outdoor space and in the time I have lived here I have seen Madrid’s green spaces grow and develop. Take a stroll to the recently upgraded riverfront and you will see what I mean.

Category: Art & Culture
March 4, 2013

You don’t have to leave Madrid to enjoy one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular shows as soon as the first hint of spring is in the air. The fabulous image of blossoming almond trees all around Spain is replicated at this small, intimate park on Calle de Alcalá, undiscovered by many. It is known as La […]

Category: Sports
January 25, 2013

What better way of starting up this blog than with a tribute to Madrid’s most emblematic space: El Retiro Park.

Category: Art & Culture, With the kids
December 7, 2012

Madrid is a city with a lot to discover in the company of children. There are many, many things I like about Madrid. One of them is its wonderful bright blue sky, dotted with clouds that make it look like a Velázquez painting, especially in autumn.

Category: Art & Culture, Sports, With the kids
October 4, 2012

At the last Madrid Fashion Week, Josep Font, designer of the Jesús del Pozo collections, chose El Capricho Park for his runway show. As a result, many people discovered one of the city’s prettiest, most romantic and idyllic parks. A great unknown.