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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.

THE FIESTAS OF THE VIRGIN OF PALOMA: ¡UNA Y OTRA VEZ!

THE FIESTAS OF THE VIRGIN OF PALOMA: ¡UNA Y OTRA VEZ! »

9 Aug, 2017
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"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"

MADRID STREET FASHION:  A Snap Mini-Survey & Some Bloggers’ Sumptuous Suggestions for Summer

MADRID STREET FASHION: A Snap Mini-Survey & Some Bloggers’ Sumptuous Suggestions for Summer »

6 Aug, 2017
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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

DELICIOUS SECRETS ANYONE?

DELICIOUS SECRETS ANYONE? »

29 Jul, 2017
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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

WELCOME BACK TO THE FARO!

WELCOME BACK TO THE FARO! »

10 Jul, 2017
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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

BRUNCH (AND MORE) IN THE PARK

BRUNCH (AND MORE) IN THE PARK »

13 Jun, 2017
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Summer is here! At least in Madrid. And where best to party on Sunday? Why, in the park, of course. Parque Tierno Galvan, for example. For "brunch".

THE OTHER MADRID: FIVE MUSEUMS, A TWO-PART SERIES  (PART 1)

THE OTHER MADRID: FIVE MUSEUMS, A TWO-PART SERIES (PART 1) »

2 Jun, 2017
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Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport is now promoting five "intimate" museums to present another cultural side to the city. Each one is unique and brings its own perspective to Spanish art and culture. You simply can't afford to give them a miss!

THE OTHER MADRID: FIVE MUSEUMS, A TWO-PART SERIES (Part 2)

THE OTHER MADRID: FIVE MUSEUMS, A TWO-PART SERIES (Part 2) »

1 Jun, 2017
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 At the Lazaro Galdiano Museum

MUSEO DEL ROMANTICISMO & MUSEO LAZARO GALDIANO

By Marta Lasota Photos  courtesy of the museums 

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE PRADO NO ONE SEES”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE PRADO NO ONE SEES” »

28 May, 2017
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Reprint of a very revealing article. It paints a perfect picture of the world-famous Prado Museum 52 years ago. Equally important: it offers an insightful glimpse of the key people who ran the museum. Guidepost was a very young 7-year-old then!

NO PLACE LIKE A CHOCOLATERÍA

NO PLACE LIKE A CHOCOLATERÍA »

29 Apr, 2017
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If you’re looking for a famously local Spanish treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, you should look no further than your nearest chocolatería!

FOUR CURES FOR THE HOLY WEEK HANGOVER

FOUR CURES FOR THE HOLY WEEK HANGOVER »

17 Apr, 2017
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Detox!