Free guided tours in June, July and September.
"From May 7th to the 10th, Madrid turned into an enormous feast for the senses at the 32nd Gastronomic Convention, Salons Gourmets, held at IFEMA. I had once again been immersed in gastronomic bliss and enjoyed to the utmost. This year´s programme was full of appetising creations from across the seven seas."
It's not just the religious rituals and dancing the chotis. It's also about sinful gastronomy. You could put on weight just by looking at those chorizos! Yummy, though.
You're very cordially invited to the ACM''s May events!
One of my unfailing delights of living in Spain, undiminished after 17 years, is the spectacular and varied range of its landscapes and natural beauty. Crammed into the roughly five hundred thousand square kilometres of its bull-hide shaped geography, one goes from the dazzling white villages of the south with immense vistas of olive plantations, red earth under a diamond-hard blue sky, to the vast wheat plains of Castile
So crucial was the Schuman Declaration to Europe that in 1985 the European Council decided to designate the 9th of May as Europe Day, an annual celebration of the peace and unity that the Declaration stands for, in a region that used to be the sorry scene of unremitting armed conflict
There are actually only 195 countries in the world today. If we can’t handle these 195 or so Nations, how are we going to deal with extra-terrestrial colonies and the continued exploration of the waiting Universe? Maybe New Age Spaniards would like to try and answer that question!
Dos de Mayo (2 May) is a public holiday in the Autonomous Community of Madrid with heaps of patriotic connotations. It commemorates the heroic rebellion of the Madrileños against the occupation of their city by Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops and the repression by the French Imperial forces. It’s been 210 years!
Spain's dance on the world stage got rave reviews as democracy returned to the country after the relative isolationism of the Franco years. Spain entered the European Community and joined the NATO, maintains its special identification with fellow Spanish-speaking countries in the Ibero-American community, has gradually begun to broaden its contacts with sub-Saharan Africa, is well-known as a Mediator in the Middle East . . .
"It was Madrid, in the 1970s, who acknowledged my father, before Catalonia remembered that it had a great painter. And it seems to me that by this, you’ll understand what I think. Besides, Catalonia without Spain makes no sense”
There are 1052 casetas at the fairgrounds. And what do you do in those tents? Party! To the tune of the sevillana, the Feria's signature cante and baile. Feria's most popullar fare: fino de Jerez, manzanilla de Sanlucar, rebujito, pescaito frito, tortilla, jamon iberico, gambas de Huelva. Shake well then throw romance into the mix
I am anything but Spanish and perhaps that's why I can be somewhat objective about the way Spaniards tend to be depicted, saddled as they are with "topicos tipicos" that tend to arise in a discussion about Spain: flamenco, bullfight, tapas, paradores nacionales. . .
Semana Santa is fast turning into a parody of the Easter penitence that used to characterize the week of the Passion of Jesus in Catholic Spain
The ousted president of Catalonia, Puigdemont, was detained by German police on the strength of a reactivated European arrest warrant. He is accused by the Spanish government and courts of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. He is in custody at the Neumünster prison
Did you know that El Escorial was built starting in 1563 to be the final resting place for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the father of the Spanish King Phillip II? It was finished in 1584 as not only his palace but as a Hieronymite monastery--hence its somber shadows and design.
The crowd enthusiastically applauded Nina's presentation of THE TRUTH EMERGES, her gut-wrenching, inspirational and deeply personal book.
It's been 210 years but the places of Madrid heroism are still there, very much alive and thriving. See them as they are today!
Ten a.m. at Madrid’s Estación de las Delicias: a goods train, the Strawberry Train, is about to set off. In the 1850’s the train was the subject of much talk and excitement, described and romanticised by chronicles, poets and journalists. It carried the Royalty and their guests on hunting trips from Atocha station right up to the portals of the Royal Palace in Aranjuez. On their return to Madrid the local borough would present them with asparagus and strawberries and in commemoration of this tradition the hostesses today pass around baskets of strawberries to the tourists on the Tren de la Fresa
This year the American Club of Madrid is raising money for Toys for Tots, one of the most iconic American non-profits. Please JOIN & DONATE!
Cifuentes wrote to the rector of the university to return her controversial degree! Now,what's there for her to resign?
Madrid’s major artery, the capital's nerve center bursting at the seams with trendy stores, restaurants, theaters, and hotels will no longer be at risk of converting into inhuman environment. Work is earnestly underway to morph it into what will almost amount to a woodland: 248 robust new trees!
A great way to get to know the greats of showbiz and literary Spain !