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.

UP, UP & AWAY WITH QUIQUE DACOSTA

QUIQUE DACOSTA has been one of the skyrocketing new generation leaders of   Spanish vanguard signature cuisine. Being at the very pinnacle of the vanguard epicurean movement, he continues breaking free and his design aesthetics are impeccable creations, utilising the most cutting edge marvelous products to  do so.

AT THE TEATRO REAL, GO FOR THE DELECTABLE MENU OF MUSIC ICONS!

Main course: legendary figures of North American pop Paul Anka and Joan Baez; classic of Spanish pop Los Secretos; Flamenco-flavor José Mercé & Tomatito; Latin American pop idol Antonio Orozco; Spanish soprano Aitana. . . Venue: the elegant Teatro Real, royal as they come. Go for it. It's this July!

CIBELES DE CINE, A VERY MADRILEÑO KIND OF CINEMATROGRAPHIC FESTIVAL YOU’D WANT TO TREAT YOURSELF TO!

Sensational movies in the heart of Madrid. Where? The CentroCentro, of course! Movies you'd want to see again and again in an ambience incredibly evocative of the real Madrid in summer

NOW, SUMMER CONCERTS, “Noches del Botanico”. Don’t Stand Your Date!

Your memorable date is waiting for you at the Real Jardin Botanico, an ecclectic mix of renown local and foreign musicians: Supertramp, Woody Allen,  Ana Belen, Michael Bolton, Salvador Sobral, Chick Corea, Daryl Hall & John Oates,, etc. etc. etc.

LITTLE SPAIN IN THE BIG APPLE

The Guidepost Galloping Gourmets swooped down on Mercado Little Spain in New York. Here's their funny adventure where they "spared nothing in their quest for the best" whcih could almost too literally burn a hole in anyone's pocket!

SPARKLE IN THIS HEAT? YOU DON’T NEED THAT, UNLESS IT’S SPARKLING SANGRIA!

You'd want an authentic Spanish sparkler for your sparkling sangria since sangria is Spanish. To give your sangria the Spanish sparkle, use cava, Spain's sparkling wine.

“¡SPAIN IS BACK IN EUROPE!”

A visibly elated acting Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, met the press on 2 July 2019 in Brussels, and broke the "extraordinary news” of Josep Borrell's nomination by the European Commission as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. “España ha vuelto a Europa (Spain has retunred to Europe,.” he exclaimed.

THE SANFERMINES IS ON, RUN!

GUARANTEED FUN. May the bulls run with -- not on! -- you!

INFO FOR AMERICAN STUDENTS WANTING TO STUDY IN SPAIN, Y PARA LOS ESPAÑOLES QUE QUIERAN ESTUDIAR EN EE.UU

A comprehensive info in English and Spanish. For a brighter future!

EGYPTIAN ACTOR MOHAMED ALY AND EGYPTOLOGIST HAMDI ZAKI HOLD A PRESS CONERENCE AT THE TEMPLE OF DEBOD IN MADRID

Aly presented his project for creating a unique cultural center with the purpose of establishing a special link between Europe and Africa, in San Adrian de Besós, Barcelona. The presentation took place at the best Egyptian scenario Spain has to offer, the Temple of Debod.

A Second Opinion: Beyond the Pyrenees

Somehow I always felt that "Europe" began at the Pyrenees, leaving Spain as a magic island of cultural heritage. What has the EU really done to improve the life of the average Spaniard except complicate the panorama a bit more? Perhaps there has been a forward-looking push from up North that has subtlely changed the traditional Spanish attitude of xenophobia. Perhaps some modernization has occurred and the economy is more robust than before. But Madrid is not Paris, and Barcelona is not Berlin, and Rome will always be Rome. If the British can say "no" to the Continent then others may follow suit.

EU FACTSHEET–Q&A: RIGHTS OF EU CITIZENS IN THE UK AFTER A “NO DEAL” BREXIT

In the case of ‘no deal’ after the withdrawal date of the UK, the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom will be governed by UK law, which will need to be interpreted taking into account the UK’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights.

EU FACTSHEET–Q&A: UK Nationals’ Residence Rights in Spain After a “NO DEAL” Brexit

EU Member States have prepared or adopted national contingency measures to ensure that UK nationals and their non-EU family members could remain legally resident in the immediate period after a no-deal withdrawal. This report focuses on Spanish measures.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: SALINAS DEL MANZANO,” 5 August 1983

The ageless charm of a town off the beaten track. You'll have to read Juan Angel Serna's moving full account because a pat description here of his beloved town will do the it and him uncalled for injustice.

OUTLOOK FOR THE SPANISH ECONOMY ¡Not Bad!

Forecast: the Spanish economy will maintain a robust growth path: after growing at a rate of 2.6% in 2018, GDP is expected to expand by 2.2% in 2019. Meanwhile, Inditex is on the up and up. Three Spanish companies were highlighted at the Sustainable Growth meeting in Tsukuba within the framework of Japan's G20 presidency, etc. etc.

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.