Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Cinema Under the Stars

Categories: Entertainment August 6, 2015
Cine de Verano de la Bombilla

Cine de Verano de la Bombilla

The unblemished summer sky has given rise to more open-air cinemas in the Spanish capital. And in Madrid, a night at the movies also gives you an opportunity to explore some of the capital’s most iconic buildings. From the daring programme projected inside the Palacio de Cibeles’ “crystal patio” and the commercial blockbusters and indie hits shown in a park alongside the Real Parroquia San Antonio de la Florida (with frescos painted by Goya) to the feel-good flicks screened in the quadrangle of an old military barracks – a touch of Madrid movie escapism is also a walk through local architectural history. Read more

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Swimming in Madrid’s Melting Pot

The Lago Pool Categories: Entertainment, LGBT
August 3, 2015

Summer is in full swing and much of the mass-holiday-exodus has begun. Sometimes it seems as if half the city has made a beeline for the beach, leaving the city ticking along at a slower yet eminently more relaxed pace. So where does that leave those left behind to deal with scorching summer temperatures and …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Lofty Ideals

Hotel Óscar Categories: Entertainment, Food & Drink
July 23, 2015

If you’ve just touched down in Madrid, and your grasp on the Spanish language is limited, one phrase may still stand out amongst the rest: “Qué Calor!” (It’s so hot!).…

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Gay Pride Week

fiestas-del-orgullo-en-madrid Categories: LGBT
July 1, 2013

 

MADO, Madrid Pride, is the name given to the celebrations on Madrid’s streets during Gay Pride Week, where the central event is the Gay Parade, the biggest in Europe, which this year will be on 6 July. The MADO celebrations include open-air concerts, parties, art, culture and sport, all in and around …

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