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Madrid for Dummies, what to see in Madrid

Madrid for Dummies, what to see in Madrid

Madrid is well-known for the variety and character of its districts. They each have an individual identity and lifestyle that can not be found anywhere else in the city. However, there are certain places that are a must-see in Madrid.We have selected 5 must-see places in the city; Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, the famous Palacio Real, Retiro Park, the famous Museo del Prado and finally for all you sports fans out there, the Sandiago Bernabeu Stadium. more ...

Day Trips from Madrid

Day Trips from Madrid

There is no shortage of things to see and do in the city of Madrid but if at any stage it becomes too small or you simply want to get out of the city and explore the surrounding area we have a few alternatives. In fact we have not one but three different day trips from Madrid to enjoy with the family, alone or with friends. You won’t regret it. more ...

Christmas in Madrid 2013

Christmas in Madrid 2013

Cava, grapes at midnight in Plaza del Sol, red bows in shop windows, artisanal markets…There are many traditions and customs repeated year after year during Christmas in Madrid. Even the never ending lines of people waiting to but their Christmas Lottery ticket has become something that without it Christmas wouldn’t be the same. Apart from keeping your fingers crossed hoping your lucky number comes out here are a few more suggestions for a memorable Christmas in Madrid. more ...

Celebrate Christmas in Madrid

Celebrate Christmas in Madrid

Christmas is synonymous to family gatherings, treats and typical festive food, and of course holidays jam-packed full of all kinds of activities and entertainment. Christmas in Madrid offers an endless array of typical festive activities, decorations and events, so you don’t miss out on any of what is on, here are a few suggestions for your stay in Madrid. more ...

Brunch in Madrid

Brunch in Madrid

After a late night there is nothing better than waking up late, throwing on your most comfortable clothes and heading out for brunch. Lucky for us, brunch in Madrid has become a very popular way to kick start those lazy weekend days. So if you are looking for somewhere to eat between the hours of 12pm and 5pm for under 25€ follow us as we take you on a tour of Madrid’s best brunches. more ...

Chocolate con Churros in Madrid, a Sweet Tradition.

Chocolate con Churros in Madrid, a Sweet Tradition.

After a long night of partying in Madrid, there is nothing better than having some delicious chocolate con churros and watch the street lights go out as the sun slowly come up on the horizon. Churros, crunchy and energetic, are the perfect accompaniment to the strong and thick chocolate. A sweet tradition that goes back to the beginning of the 19th century and one you can’t miss on your holidays in Madrid. more ...

Apartments of the Week in Madrid: Los Olavide

Apartments of the Week in Madrid: Los Olavide

The Olavide apartments are in the Chamberí neighbourhood, a safe residential area close to the university but far from the hectic centre of Madrid. In Chamberí there are a lot of cultural activities and many different types of mansions and historic buildings, nerromantic, modernist, gothic and neomudejar… more ...

Lavapiés. Madrid's Bohemian Neighbourhood

Lavapiés. Madrid's Bohemian Neighbourhood

Lavapiés is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Madrid. Over the last few decades it was a cheap neighbourhood which attracted people both young and old, immigrants from all over the world: Moroccans, Indians, Chinese…Lavapiés has progressively modernised over the last two years and today it offers a multicultural and bohemian environment whose residents live on the most cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Madrid. more ...

Semi-Final of the Champions League 2013 Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

Semi-Final of the Champions League 2013 Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

The question on every football fans lips is can Borussia Dortmund prevent Real Madrid from making it into the final of the Champions League 2013, thus ending Real’s hopes for a tenth European Cup. For Dortmund fans the answer is yes and of course for Real fans no. With the first leg only days away now is the time to start looking for accommodation in Madrid for the Champions League 2013 Semi-Final clash between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Bernabeu on the 30th of April 2013. more ...

Real Madrid v Galatasaray: Champions League Quarter Final 2013

Real Madrid v Galatasaray: Champions League Quarter Final 2013

The Champions League Quarter Final draw has seen Spanish side Real Madrid drawn against current Turkish League leaders Galatasaray. The first leg will be played in Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium the 3rd of April and the return leg on the 9th of April in the Türk Telekom Arena. more ...

God Save the Gin! Madrid’s Best Gin and Tonics

God Save the Gin! Madrid’s Best Gin and Tonics

In the last few years, Spain has fallen in love with gin and tonic and is the number one consumer per capita of gin and tonics in Europe and third in the world. For long time lovers of gin and tonic this rise in popularity has had two positive effects: the first being the availability of more than 240 different brands of gin and the second is the proliferation of bars and cocktail bars where you can enjoy a gin and tonic prepared with the utmost care and sophistication. more ...