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Do you like cheese?

Category: Food & Drink September 3, 2018
Quesería Cultivo

Quesería Cultivo

If you’re a cheese lover, this is right up your street. Madrid is home to a number of splendid temples in which to discover, taste and buy artisan cheeses, those precious jewels that come from small dairies in Spain, France or the United Kingdom, all made with tender loving care and natural products. To learn from master cheesemakers, you need to know these dairies.

Gayborhoods: La Latina Category: 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 …

mainphoto1 Category: Shopping
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 …

Cafe Pavón, La Latina Category: 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 …

Just Opened! Category: 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. …

El Imparcial Category: Shopping
October 6, 2015

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 to your fridge. Thankfully, Madrid is in the …

Lobo-623x3561 Category: Shopping, With the kids
January 14, 2013

Our most authentic and longstanding Madrid boasts many hidden treasures, and not all involving food. Ok, so lots do involve food, but we have plenty of other options. Today’s log is all about espadrilles, shoes, boots and other kinds of footwear. And it’s not just for the girls!…

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