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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.

FOUR CURES FOR THE HOLY WEEK HANGOVER

FOUR CURES FOR THE HOLY WEEK HANGOVER »

17 Apr, 2017
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Detox!

IT’S SPRING, YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN MADRID!

IT’S SPRING, YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN MADRID! »

12 Apr, 2017
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There's no place like Madrid and time like Spring to -- among many others -- fall in love.

ALMONEDA 2017,  YOUR DATE WITH AFFORDABLE ANTIQUES & DELIGHTFUL VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES

ALMONEDA 2017, YOUR DATE WITH AFFORDABLE ANTIQUES & DELIGHTFUL VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES »

24 Mar, 2017
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25,000 genuine items of at least 50-year antiquity. Singular sojourn into the distant and recent past.

VENTURI, FROM GARAGE IN MADRID TO GIG IN MAASTRICHT

VENTURI, FROM GARAGE IN MADRID TO GIG IN MAASTRICHT »

9 Mar, 2017
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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.

AMERICAN CLUB GREAT EVENTS IN MARCH!

AMERICAN CLUB GREAT EVENTS IN MARCH! »

7 Mar, 2017
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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 . . .

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 2) »

14 Feb, 2017
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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

PLAZA DE ESPAÑA: THE REMODELLING IS IN YOUR HANDS!

PLAZA DE ESPAÑA: THE REMODELLING IS IN YOUR HANDS! »

9 Feb, 2017
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"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"

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 1) »

4 Feb, 2017
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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

MONEY MATTERS: FIVE  GUYS CALLAO BEATS TIMES SQUARE

MONEY MATTERS: FIVE GUYS CALLAO BEATS TIMES SQUARE »

5 Jan, 2017
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The stunning success of the first fast casual restaurant, Five Guys, in Madrid

LOST & FOUND IN MADRID: PART III

LOST & FOUND IN MADRID: PART III »

19 Dec, 2016
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“I’m back in Madrid, the city where I found myself. The city I adore. I’m back for good”