Art & Culture

H Emblemático

In a month steeped in tradition, we review some of the new-style tabernas and bistros with great atmosphere that are putting a modern spin on Madrid’s most celebrated dishes.

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August 1, 2022

Despite the origins of this garment being traced to the Far East, the Manila shawl is one of the capital’s most representative items of clothing. Seen draped around the shoulders of all traditionally dressed chulapas at the city’s verbena festivities, the shawl forms part of the city’s history. Purchasing one is the perfect way to […]

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June 14, 2022

High up on this century-old Madrid avenue, sculptures of gods, humans and creatures of all kind exist side-by-side. Read on to discover what these iconic symbols of our city represent.

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May 18, 2021

Journey through history with the Royal Tapestry Factory, which in 2021 will celebrate 300 years since it first opened its doors. At the heart of its mission is the production and restoration of rugs, tapestries and coats of arms, in addition to conserving Spain’s textile heritage. Its guided tours invite us to discover how today’s […]

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March 16, 2021

Two hundred metres, thirty stalls and thousands of books. As you can see there is also room for numbers on the Cuesta de Moyano. One of Madrid’s great literary landmarks since 1925, this open-air market, oozing with charm and history, is waiting to be discovered.