Sobral placed Portugal at the top of the long list of participating countries in the Eurovision2017. He scored a stunning 758 points, the highest ever in Eurovision’s current voting system. But he was very sick
There was so much to celebrate. It was 90 minutes of amazement and wonder as the diminutive bailaora commanded the intimate stage and captured our hearts as she poured out hers
"The Italian classics here are voluptuous, earthy and glamorous"
"Guernica, a terrifying mural oil painting of greys, whites, and blacks, was Picasso’s response to the aerial bombing of Guernica, a town in the Basque Country. With Guernica he took a leap into political discourse, reflecting the tremendous events that unfolded in the Basque town"
We went to Villa Rosa, a tablao in Sol on a Thursday evening, none of us really knowing what to expect. The biggest thing I noticed about flamenco was not the dance itself but the attitude to the dance. It felt as though you could hear the passion in every step, clap and snap.
Dalí Foundation: The court’s unusual and unjustified decision to exhume Dalí’s remains to establish the veracity of paternity, or lack of
Barcelona is still the third city in the world in terms of number of congresses and there have been no cancellations or changes of venue for the coming months. Airline bookings for the next three months continue to increase
"Whilst it is unlikely that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will do a U-turn and support the Catalan referendum, one thing is for sure: the issue of Catalonia’s independence is not going to go away anytime soon"
Two missed opportunities led to the massacre in La Rambla
"If terrorists would only look, they’d see their savagery only brings out the best in people. They’re going to reap no converts nor cow them into submission to their cause"
“We are demonstrating against a farcical trial and against the conspirational silence of the international community, a community that demands respect for human rights in other parts of the world [read that as Venezuela] but forgets all about Western Sahara.”
Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!
The pretender to the awesome Dalí name dismisses rumors about the surrealist painter's incapacity to father a child as fake news
When the formidable Serena Williams defeated Muguruza in the 2015 Wimbledon final. she told the teary young Spanish player: “Don’t be sad. You’ll be holding this Venus Rosewater trophy very, very soon, believe me.” Two years later the prophesy came true at the expense of Serena's sister Venus.
"In the last decades, the strong revitalization efforts of Basque on the Spanish side of the Basque Country has led to a big new population of Basque speakers called ‘new speakers’"
One of the infallible ways to get to know the real Madrid is through the stomach? You bet! For example, to feast on the Cocido Madrileño (Madrid stew) is to savor the history of Madrid
Amor. Adventure. Ambition. The musical comedy, generously spiced with acid wit, delves into the life of Madrileña Maria Ines Calderon, more popularly known as La Calderona (1611– 1646), the most important actress in the Spain of the seventeenth century who became the mistress of King Felipe IV.
Join the American Club of Madrid's September events. You'll be glad you did!
Madrid has a new transport card (Tarjeta Transporte Publico) since July 2017. It's eco-friendly. It lasts ten years!
"The essence of Madrid is captured in the annual feast of the Virgin of la Paloma; the combination of culture, history, passion, and pride epitomizes what it means to experience coming here. Joining this celebration, I was no longer an outsider, but just another Madrileña ready to join the party"
One of the main things I have noticed since working in Madrid is how well presented everyone seems to dress, whether they are going to work or not. A lot of what Madrileños wear could be described as chic bohemian. Our mini-survey tells a similar story in different words
Tucked in the quiet San Blas Street midway between the Reina Sofia and Prado Museums in the Barrio de Las Letras, you will be blown away once you go through the unassuming door and descend the steps into the Secretos
After an extended closure due to a fire, El Faro de Moncloa is now again available to the public. Those with vertigo or fear of heights will feel every one of those 92 meters. Nonetheless, the view of Madrid is worth the momentarily queasy stomach