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This is the name of the project launched by María Larroca, who used to work in the administrative side of TV, that transforms her passion for flamenco into an entrepreneurial adventure. Maria’s idea is to enable tourists to experience real, authentic flamenco, which isn’t always what we see at tablaos and typical flamenco venues.

retiro-musica-300x300-150x150 Category: Art & Culture, Entertainment
July 15, 2015

Choosing a genre of music to define Madrid is an almost impossible task. For many, the pop-rock of the Movida is still the style that best represents the local Madrid character. Others emphatically claim that flamenco, added to UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, is the definitive music of the …

Faro de Moncloa Category: Art & Culture, Entertainment, With the kids
June 3, 2015

Only 20 minutes away by metro from Puerta del Sol stands the Faro de Moncloa, a 110-metre tower with 360 degree views across the urban landscape of Madrid and the Guadarrama mountain range.…

f-woodman-150 Category: Art & Culture
June 13, 2013

Once again this June PHotoEspaña returns to Madrid with so many fascinating exhibitions it’s hard not to fall prey to Stendhal’s syndrome. Dates: 5 June to 28 July. Place: all over the city. Here’s a list of 10 shows I’ll be sure not to miss.…

quinta de los molinos 3 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 …

debod1 Category: With the kids
March 4, 2013

I recently enjoyed a family day-out with my friend Almudena de Benito, architect and creator of Chiquitectos (an architectural workshop for kids), and her son Martín who, together with Manuela, my daughter, could easily have passed for a 21st century Anthony and Cleopatra if they hadn’t both been wearing their break dancer gear.…

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