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NOCHE DE LOS LIBROS, A PHENOMENAL PRELUDE TO WORLD BOOK DAY

LA NOCHE DE LOS LIBROS in Madrid is, and will always be, a celebration of books.  But this year's Noche also pays a special tribute to BENITO PEREZ GALDOS, being the year of his 175th birth anniversary. Galdos is to Madrid what Charles Dickens is to London and Honore de Blazac to Paris

THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID’s 66TH ANNIVERSARY GALA — You are cordially invited!

Don't miss out on the gala ! It promises to be memorable! AND it will deliver.

SPAIN´s MASTERS OF THE PALATE

Nobody today can question that food and wine are two of the greatest pleasures, arts with their own Masters and culinary philosophy. Here are some of the chefs and restaurants in Spain and its capital to prove that this is absoltely true!

LAST MINUTE: “THE MECHANICAL ART” WARHOL EXHIBITION, Only till 6 May!

It's the most important retrospective exhibition ever on Andy Warhol in Spain. Go see while there's still time or you'll regret it forever! Price is a measly €4.00.

A TASTE OF VENEZIA: THE EXTRAORDINARY FOOD & WINE EVENT 2018

Everyone loves authentic Italian regional cuisine. It is fresh, colorful and it is absolutely, amazingly, heavenly divine. My culinary journey began at the most remarkable Extraordinary Food & Wine Event Venice

MANUEL VALLS, POSSIBLE CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF BARCELONA: “MADRID WAS THERE FIRST”

"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”

THE FABULOUS FERIA DE SEVILLA

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

A Second Opinion: Beyond “Topicos Tipicos” in New Age Spain!

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 IN SPAIN: A Post-Mortem

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

PUIGDEMONT, FROM PALACE TO PRISON?

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

SPANISH CUISINE IS KEY INGREDIENT OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM

Food is one of the main attractions for tourists coming to Spain, an added value that sets the country apart from other destinations. Recent figures show that millions of international tourists visit Spain because of the native cuisine

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “A Bar Without Ice,” 3 January 1986

When we arrived in Spain. . ., I had the basics. I was able to say Tengo sed [I'm thirsty] and Tengo hambre [I'm hungry], thereby ensuring that we would neither starve nor die of thirst.

LUIS DE GUINDOS, POTENT PRESENCE OF SPAIN IN THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

As a result of De Guindos’ appointment, which should be finalized at an EU summit on March 22-23, Spain will have a representative on the Executive Board of the ECB. The last time there was a Spanish member of that most coveted board was in 2012 when Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo’s tenure ended.

YA ES PRIMAVERA IN SPAIN. SMILE & DON’T FORGET TO FORWARD THE CLOCK!

The Season of Rebirth starts on 23 March. DST starts this coming Sunday, 25 March 2018

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE HOME OF A POET”, 20 February 1987 (PART 1)

In spring, the almond blossom competes in brilliance against the snow-crested peaks beyond. Suddenly, like a pencil line sharply delimiting the green lushness of this veritable oasis, the earth turns ochre-arid, supporting only the hardy olive. This is the presence and imagery that permeates the verse of its best-loved son and barb, Federico García Lorca: the viento verde of the undulating corn, long solitary walks through melancholy rain-filled afternoons, y el fondo un campo de nieve…home of the poet.

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.