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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.

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED!

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED! »

22 May, 2018
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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 “TRUTH” IS LAUNCHED!

THE “TRUTH” IS LAUNCHED! »

15 May, 2018
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The crowd enthusiastically applauded Nina's presentation of THE TRUTH EMERGES, her gut-wrenching, inspirational and deeply personal book.

SCENES OF DOS DE MAYO IN TODAY’S MADRID

SCENES OF DOS DE MAYO IN TODAY’S MADRID »

1 May, 2018
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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!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT:”The Strawberry Line,” 12 July 1985

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT:”The Strawberry Line,” 12 July 1985 »

24 Apr, 2018
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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

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID: DONATE! THERE’S STILL TIME!

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID: DONATE! THERE’S STILL TIME! »

18 Apr, 2018
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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!

CAN YOU BEAT THIS?

CAN YOU BEAT THIS? »

18 Apr, 2018
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Cifuentes wrote to the rector of the university to return her controversial degree! Now,what's there for her to resign?

GRAN VIA, ASPHALT JUNGLE NO MORE

GRAN VIA, ASPHALT JUNGLE NO MORE »

15 Apr, 2018
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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!

“READER MEETS AUTHOR” SERIES, BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL, FREE!

“READER MEETS AUTHOR” SERIES, BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL, FREE! »

11 Apr, 2018
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A great way to get to know the greats of showbiz and literary Spain !

WAR OF THE BICYCLES: The Unexpected Consequences of BiciMAD

WAR OF THE BICYCLES: The Unexpected Consequences of BiciMAD »

9 Apr, 2018
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“We have less clients than before. But BiciMAD benefits me indirectly because the sight of more people with bicycles in the street promotes the use of bicycles. Perhaps, people who haven’t thought about riding bikes will now consider riding them”

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MADRID’S HORROR OF HORRORS FOR SPRING!

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MADRID’S HORROR OF HORRORS FOR SPRING! »

6 Apr, 2018
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Here's announcing (hear the drum roll?) the American School of Madrid's Spring Theatre production, the "Little Shop of Horrors." It's a zany musical complete with love, violence and a man-eating plant! What more could you ask!