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.

THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID’S ANNUAL XMAS COPA IS HERE!

Come join the fun and get into the spirit of Christmas!

HAVE AN EGUBERRI ON IN BILBAO, THE EUROPEAN CITY OF THE YEAR!

Bilbao has been voted European City of the Year by the Academy of Urbanism. It has undergone remarkable rejuvenation through bold leadership. You might want to be there at Christmastime!

HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE TEATRO REAL

 

By Guidepost & Jazmin Moore

 

The Teatro Real, known simply as El Real, is Madrid’s most treasured Opera House. Because

A FAR-FLUNG THANKSGIVING

Katie: This Thanksgiving I am celebrating with a bunch of international friends. We each bring a dish or two and enjoy together! It feels appropriate, but it also feels weird because other than Americans, no one else really knows what’s going on

SPECTACULAR HORSE SHOW IS COMING TO TOWN

It's a world class spectacle. You won't want to miss it!

SPAIN: EATS A TREAT

There’s very little people around the world don’t know about “touristic” Spain. And so I’m amazed that many visitors are still amazed that one could have quality vacation in Spain cheaply. Especially when we’re talking about eats!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CASTLES IN SPAIN,” 12 December 1986

There’s another way of keeping up traditions – Christmas in a castle in Spain! Log fires crackling in the hearths of ancestral halls; firelight gleaming on the shields and armour. And to make a feast day worthy of the name, a veritable banquet laid before you with all the most typical and toothsome dishes of the region

IN SPAIN, NUNCA LLUEVE A GUSTO DE TODOS!

Though some were glad it rained and even snowed, nothing ever happens to everyone's liking in this driest country in Europe

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Legend of Don Juan,” 29 October 1999, Part 1  

"Don Juan is the dashing, wanton, blasphemous libertine, first immortalized in Tirso de Molina’s play El Burlador de Sevilla of 1630, who found currency in the best of European literature since and captured the imagination, not only of the Spanish people, but of writers and musicians around the world"

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Legend of Don Juan,” 29 October 1999, Part 2

"In his memoirs, Zorilla tells us how he was told of the death of Spanish essayist Larra by a well-known literary figure, Mossard, who suggested he write something for the burial, and which could later be published. Zorilla stayed up all night to complete the work which shot him to fame and fortune. " The work was Don Juan Tenorio

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Legend of Don Juan,” 29 October 1999, Part 3

Whatever the literary origins of the legend of Don Juan may be, he certainly caught the imagination of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Italians took a pantomime version to France in 1657, and there, after attempts by Dorimund and De Villiers, it rooted in a successful version by Molíère

Healthier Lifestyles and Better Health Policies Drive Life Expectancy Gains

OECD countries have seen life expectancy increase by over 10 years since 1970 to reach an average of 80.6 years. Life expectancy is highest in Japan (83.9 years), and Spain (83 years)

SUNNY SPAIN, AIN’T SHE GREAT

Spain is one of the world’s best places for expats, says "Expat Explorer: Broadening Perspectives," a global report by HSBC

OFFICIALS JAILED FOR STEALING A TERRITORY

"The government has begun to adopt the necessary measures in response to . . . a series of events that is inadmissible for most people of Catalonia, stealing part of the territory that belongs to all the people of Spain"

MILLION-EURO QUESTION: WHO ON  EARTH WOULD RUN FOR OFFICE IN ONE COUNTRTY AND STILL THINK HE’S FROM ANOTHER?

Answer: The ousted president of the autonomous region of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont. Also the leaders of the Catalan pro-independence political parties who have already announced they’re running  for re-election after they have unilaterally and illegally proclaimed the independence of Catalonia on Friday, 27 October 2017

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.