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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Recommended apartment in Madrid, the Latina XV

Recommended apartment in Madrid, the Latina XV

Madrid hots up during May and June. We’re not talking about the temperature increase (which still hasn’t arrived), but simply the large quantity of parties, exhibitions, concerts and activities that are on offer in the city during these months. more ...

The Temple of Debod, a piece of Egypt in Madrid

The Temple of Debod, a piece of Egypt in Madrid

The Temple of Debod, or Templo de Debod, is an ancient Egyptian monument which prevails in the middle of Madrid. Like an oasis in the middle of an urban desert, outside of time and space, this is the only Egyptian temple which exists in Spain. more ...

Halloween in Madrid 2011

Halloween in Madrid 2011

Yes, Halloween isn’t something that is typically celebrated in Spain, however it is a fun event that gains an increasing number of followers every year, including in Spain. Thus, if you’re not lucky enough to be going on a little break and celebrating Halloween in London or New York, here’s what you can do in Madrid. more ...

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