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Christmas shopping and the best pop-up stores

By | 10 December, 2017 | 0 comments

For some time, traditional shops have been making way for short-term sales spaces known as pop-up stores, which open especially at Christmas. One of them is The Brand Market, located in the heart of Madrid (Calle Flora, 6, next to Calle Arenal), where you can find attractive brands such as Mapanda or Jemelos Con Jota, Read full article

Categories: Madrid Compras

Christmas cake shops

By | 3 December, 2017 | 0 comments

This time of year makes you want to eat sweet sugary things, such as the traditional hot chocolate and churros from the San Ginés chocolate shop or the lesser known but just as traditional Los Artesanos, which has been serving breakfast and afternoon snacks since 1902. Both are located a stone’s throw from each other, Read full article

Categories: Madrid Gastronomía

Madrid’s abundant and varied literary activity

By | 24 November, 2017 | 0 comments

If you like reading you probably also like being close to the writers and seeing them in their natural habitat facing the public: bookshops. You may also be a fan of poetry recitals that you can participate in or short-story jams like those organised every other Sunday at Vergüenza Ajena, a bar-bookshop which hosts talks, debates and literary proposals of all kinds. Read full article

Categories: Madrid Cultura

Discover Madrid’s most unique cinemas

By | 4 November, 2017 | 0 comments

Nowadays, going to the cinema is almost an experience for adventurous nostalgics but we still highly recommend a few options which are more than just eating popcorn while you watch a box office hit. One of them is going to watch the movies screened in the brand-new Sala Equis, located just a few yards from Plaza Tirso de Molina (Calle Duque de Alba, Read full article

Categories: Madrid Cultura

The return of Tapapiés, the great street tapas party

By | 13 October, 2017 | 0 comments

Seven editions have already taken place of this yearly tapas street festival in Lavapiés, with an increasing number of attendants and variation of activities. For this edition of Tapapiés, 65 concerts and activities will take place from October 19-29 as well as a phenomenal miniature-cuisine route around the district. The way it works is the same as always: small beer or bottle of Estrella Damm and a tapa for 2.50 euros or just the tapa on its own for 1.50 euros. Read full article

Categories: Madrid Gastronomía

A different plan, a feminist plan

By | 3 October, 2017 | 0 comments

Leisure can also have some social-commitment tone to it. In this case, it’s about women and their contributions to human progress, a lot of them often overlooked. ’Nobel Women’ presents eleven women who won the prestigious award in different categories, a total number which is still alarmingly low (48 in different specialities). Read full article

Categories: Madrid Cultura

The art of subversion: NSK from Kapital to Capital

By | 22 September, 2017 | 0 comments

In the 1980s, the agonising Yugoslavian communist regime, as a goodwill gesture, organised a competition for citizens to design new posters and banners. The winner would be the image of the so-called Dan Mladosti, the Relay of Youth, an annual sports event which paid tribute to Marshall Tito. The military generals convened to give their verdict: the winner was a poster which showed a strong man crowned by the hammer and the sickle. Read full article

Categories: Madrid Cultura

A double dose of Oktoberfest

By | 12 September, 2017 | 0 comments

There is never a bad time to drink a beer but if you’re drinking it at a festival, even better. On this occasion, Palacio Vistalegre is the arena chosen to host Oktoberfest, an event that has been taking place since 1810 in Munich and more recently in Madrid, although it is winning over more and more fans every year. Read full article

Categories: Madrid Gastronomía

Matadero Madrid: The Square in the Summer

By | 31 August, 2017 | 0 comments

Now that the Madrid Río area is in fashion, it’s not a bad opportunity to check out one of the largest cultural centres in the city which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. We are talking about Matadero, an old slaughterhouse where millions of animals used to say goodbye to this world which now hosts many more pleasant activities, Read full article

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There is life beyond the metro and taxi: Other ways of getting around Madrid

By | 21 August, 2017 | 0 comments

Up until a few years ago, if you wanted to get around the big cities, you didn’t have a lot of choice: metro, bus and little more. However, the arrival of collaborative economy and the progressive environmental awareness-raising have brought new options to the table. Madrid, despite not being at the forefront in this aspect, has not been able to avoid these new trends. Read full article

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