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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 ...

Discover the neighbourhood of las Letras Madrid

Discover the neighbourhood of las Letras Madrid

The Central neighbourhood of Las Letras in Madrid has adopted throughout its history many of the Spanish literary greats, hence its name. Today it is a bohemian neighbourhood which combines entertainment, shopping and excellent restaurants in the centre of Madrid. more ...

Copa del Rey 2013 Semi-Final Real Madrid- Barça

Copa del Rey 2013 Semi-Final Real Madrid- Barça

Arch rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona to face each other over two legs in the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup). The first leg will be played in Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Wednesday 30th of January and current “la Liga” leaders and Copa del Rey title holders Barcelona will host the return leg on Wednesday 27th of February in Camp Nou. more ...

ARCO 2013: International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid

ARCO 2013: International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid

From the 13th to the 17th of February, the attention of the art world will again be focused on Madrid as the International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO Madrid, celebrates its 32nd edition.If you are thinking of going to ARCO 2013, reserve your accommodation in Madrid with Friendly Rentals. We will give you a 15% discount! more ...

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Madrid

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Madrid

The Chinese New Year will begin on Sunday Febuary 10th, 2013. and this year will be 4711 of the Chinese calendar. Also known as the Spring Festival, to celebrate the beginning of the crop planting cycle, Chinese New Year is the most important of all traditional Chinese festivals. more ...

Halloween 2012 in Madrid

Halloween 2012 in Madrid

Thanks to film and television, in recent years Halloween has come into fashion all over the planet. And that includes Madrid. Given that in Friendly Rentals we don’t need much excuse to go out and party, here are some of our top ideas for celebrating Halloween 2012 in Madrid. more ...

Halloween fancy dress shops in Madrid

Halloween fancy dress shops in Madrid

Vampires, zombies, mummies, witches and wizards... It doesn't matter how you dress up. What's obvious is that you can't attend a Halloween party without a good costume. If you can pull off something original, even better. So that you don't have to look too hard, here are some of the best Halloween fancy-dress shops in Madrid. more ...

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