Olga Pericet is considered one of the most influential and innovative figures in the current flamenco scene. She performed in this year’s Flamenco Festival, New York. It was breathtaking!
Rubaiyat is a trilogy of ravishing restaurants, each specialising in their top shelf sector, all located in the same historic palatial building
"Annually, a wide variety of concepts, inspired ideas and trends impact Madrid Fusion, showing the fabulous Food Designers' latest novelties"
TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS: 2:00 AM, Standard Time, on Sunday, 26 MARCH, is 3.00 AM as per Daylight Saving Time (DST). DST lasts through spring and summer.
This year's Fallas is extra especial. It's the first to be celebrated after the festivity was inscribed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO
What do Spanish men look for in a woman? This week, I took to the streets to find out. My (extremely limited) random sampling shows the macho ibérico values fidelity !
"Give him the speed and anything could happen, but with a car so far behind the rest of the field he is fighting one-handed and wounded against two quicker opponents"
Doña Cristina has been acquitted of fraud complicity. Cristina who? Nobody. Just the sixth in the line of succession to the Spanish throne. The first ever of Spain’s royal family to be tried in court.
Random thoughts from a Brit in the North West. Sometimes serious, sometimes not. Quite often curmudgeonly.
"You’ll find it near impossible to convince Don Juan that the bottom line of Valerntine's Day isn’t pure commercialism and that buying a bunch of roses and heart-shaped chocolates for his Lady Love isn’t succumbing to brutal capitalist propaganda"
"May safety continue to reign in the country. Such a great favor to ask from the Fates considering what’s been happening in France, Belgium, Germany and in other near and not-so-near neighbors lately"
Fernando Blanco's highly successful fund drives for the treatment of her daughter's rare disease have produced nearly €1 million, €600,00 of which had been funneled into luxurious consumption
Think about this: Madrid natives Lucas Olazabal Arocena, Daniel Duran and Jonas Batuecas Fuejo had no idea about how to play musical instruments, at least not the ones they now must play. But here they are, making their mark – and how! – on the local music scene, turning their dreams into reality.
Every month seems to get busier with our club events. Why, you ask. Because we have an amazing board of directors who don’t stop! Mark your calendars to join us for any or ALL of our upcoming events this month . . .
Forty-two years ago, in 1975, Jeffrey Owen wrote a guide to tapas bars and restaurants in the famous Plaza Mayor for GUIDEPOST. Many of these places are still in business and it should be fun to compare them as they are today with how they were almost half a century ago from Jeffrey’s account
"Go out and vote. Tell the City Hall what kind of Plaza you’d like to have. The ballot count is binding on the municipal government"
In 1975 Jeffrey Owen observed: "The Plaza Mayor remains the heart of much of what remains of old city life in Madrid – festivals, processions, Sunday strolls and nocturnal merry-making, sun-sitting, café-lounging, tapa–hopping and al fresco dining." GUIDEPOST suggests this is still true in 2017
The stunning success of the first fast casual restaurant, Five Guys, in Madrid
A ride on the NAVILUZ BUS will take you around Madrid lit up by magical Christmas lights.Take a trip!