ON THE TOWN

Restaurants and bars, movies, theater, dance, sports arenas, even the home… Keep abreast of what’s going on where, and how you can have the greatest fun.

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MADRID FUSION 2018 – THE 16th ANNIVERSARY

At The Madrid Fudion 2018, chefs from across the seven seas, product producers, photographers, journalists, wine makers, and the Royal Family gathered at the Palacio de Los Congresos to rub shoulders with the greatest culinary artists and dessert designers

ENTERTAINING, FEBRUARY 2018: “Cool” Desserts

These days of mid-winter, here are two “cool” desserts which are heavenly but easy to make: Coffer Mouse & Lemon Cream Cookie Torte

“REAL” ROSES IN MID-WINTER

Presenting our rose tissue paper. It's easy to make. It´s fun. And the results are truly remarkable. So much so that I actually dare you to tell me which rose in the video is real!  

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CARNIVAL IN SPAIN,” 17 FEBRUARY 1987

Conchita Burman on 17 February 1987: "During the last ten years, Carnival festivities banned under the Franco regime have been revived in Spain. Now it is greatly and widely celebrated; almost every city, town or village celebrates Carnival"

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The EEC? I thought we were on another planet,” 10 MAY 1985

A unique, rivetting, witty, and even hilarious account of the historic days immediately following the end of the 8-year negotiation for Spain's membership in the European Common Market: “It was difficult and freakish work.”

MEET THE CHIEF NEGOTIATOR FOR SPAIN’S ADMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES & FATHER OF ERASMUS, MANUEL MARIN

As State Secretary for Relations with the European Communities he was, effectively, Chief Negotiator for Spain's admission to the European Communities. He was, moreover, considered the father of the Erasmus Programme

THE SEAFARING AMBASSADOR OF SPANISH MARITIME GLORY

"The galleon is warmly welcomed wherever she goes. It is an iconic vessel, embodying the history of Spanish conquest of the New World, and a major tourist attraction"

TO YOUR HEALTH! SALUD!

Health is your greatest wealth!

A Second Opinion: ‘Courtly Love’ in New Age Spain!

–  Nowadays, the young and the young-at-heart fight against societal norms and traditions. And “commercial” holidays like Saint Valentine’s Day just don’t seem

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: BARCELONA — A CITY FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES”, 3 May 1985

A glimpse of the Barcelona of more than three decades ago, from the pages of GUIDEPOST

CATALONIA: THE FUGITIVE WHO WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT (AGAIN)

"Spanish prosecutors asked that a European arrest warrant be reissued so Puigdemon could be extradited from Copenhagen. However, Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena argued that the crafty Catalan politician had gone to Denmark 'to provoke this arrest abroad' as part of a strategy to enhance his chances of being sworn in as president of Catalonia again.

TO HAVE THE CHEAPEST ELECTRICITY IN SPAIN IS A MATTER OF WILL

Visually, it's idyllic though windy. It's up in the Xistral Mountains of Galicia. And it's got the cheapest electricity in Spain because the municipal mayor thought it was time the people benefited from all the energy that was being generated by the windmills they're having to live with. That's Muras for you!

ES VEDRÀ, IBIZA: WHERE ODYSSEUS LOST HIS WAY

If Ibiza is a global favorite with savvy travellers – and the height of aspiration for the would-be – it's obviously because it's an enchanting white island where natural wonders abound. And they don't fade into hibernation just because it's winter and the hectic crowds have jumped ship from Europe's Party Central!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN’S MOST FAMOUS FLAMENCO GUITARIST,” Part 1, 11 JANUARY 1980

Paco de Lucia: “My music has always been cornered in Andalucia, without prestige, even in Spain itself. For many centuries it was thought of simply as gypsy music, from a people without a social class. As a representative of my music I feel I have an obligation to share it, so that everyone will recognize its value and know its worth… This is what I fight for, and why I work, not for money or to be a star.”

THE REAL MADRID

Any and everything about the fascinating capital city of Spain — and the Autonomous Community of Madrid — from its rich history through its vibrant present to what the future holds, recounted from every angle imaginable.
This category, however, goes beyond Madrid; it embraces stories of what occurred, are occurring, and will probably occur in the Spanish nation whose capital is Madrid.