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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.

MADRID’S COCKTAIL CULTURE

MADRID’S COCKTAIL CULTURE »

16 Jul, 2024
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Chicote, the iconic watering hole where local and international celebrities have left and will continue to leave their mark, is where you´re bound to have guanranteed great gin and vodka cocktails in an unbeatable ambience.

KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER IN MADRID GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE JAPANESE KIMONO

KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER IN MADRID GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE JAPANESE KIMONO »

11 Jul, 2024
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Getting better acquainted with the Japanese kimono this Summer in Madrid, via the exhibition “Kimono, Identidad Cambiante: Un Siglo a Pie de Calle (Kimono, Changing Identity: A Century Out in the Street),” and the conference-demonstration "Cómo Vestir el Kimono Japonés: Kitsuke (How to Put On the Japanese Kimono: Kitsuke)."

COOL CARABANCHEL, DIVINE WHEN NOT FLAWED

COOL CARABANCHEL, DIVINE WHEN NOT FLAWED »

3 Apr, 2024
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Working-class Carabanchel, complete with a colorful population, an animated street life, a surprisingly urban scene not overly sullied by unsightly graffiti, and a notorious prison to remind one that evil has a stealthy way of lurking in a democratic country, is on its way to becoming Madrid's So-Ho and is one of the coolest barrios in the world into the bargain!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WAKING DREAM  

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WAKING DREAM   »

19 Mar, 2024
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There’s a slight breeze. It’s summer night at its best. Madrileños are out to enjoy it. And yet it's the eve of the eve of Spring. Madrid has a quasi-pathological penchant for acting as though the sun (or, in this case, the moon) is always up there shining on folks -- the chosen people -- whatever the weather.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972 »

1 Feb, 2024
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"Madrid’s system of transportation has to be the best in Europe and the most varied because Spanish society has placed a heavy burden on it. That burden is the custom of the siesta which means that, unlike Paris or London, there are four rush hours in the nation's capital instead of two."

IT’S THE WITCHING HOUR. CINDERELLA & PRINCE CHARMING, YOUR CARRIAGE WAITS!

IT’S THE WITCHING HOUR. CINDERELLA & PRINCE CHARMING, YOUR CARRIAGE WAITS! »

28 Jan, 2024
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The municipal government of Madrid has beefed up its fleet of night buses in an attempt to attract night-outers: the midnight Cinderellas and their Princes Charming as it were, as well as workers on the night shift. Fondly called “buhos” (night owls), these sustainable, eco-friendly, and cost- effective buses ply their routes from 23:30 to 6:00 AM. All aboard now!

THE AMAZING LIFE IN TIMELESS MADRID

THE AMAZING LIFE IN TIMELESS MADRID »

4 Dec, 2023
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"In Madrid, there’s time for everything because life lasts longer here. In the city that follows the pace you set, time is measured in quality of life, days of sunshine and opportunities. There’s always time to learn, make progress, launch a project or simply live better here. Madrid is the ultimate capital for those who are the masters of their time. In Madrid, time always starts with you. Madrid is the city of your time."

YOUR DATE WITH THE VIRGIN OF LA PALOMA AT THE HEIGHT OF SUMMER 2023

YOUR DATE WITH THE VIRGIN OF LA PALOMA AT THE HEIGHT OF SUMMER 2023 »

11 Aug, 2023
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To honor the Virgen de La Paloma, "patrona popular de los Madrileños": Religious activities, Chotis , Concerts, Shows, Contests. . . A most "castiza" fiesta in the heart of Old Madrid!

VERANOS DE LA VILLA 2023: COME JOIN THE FESTIVAL IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN MADRID!

VERANOS DE LA VILLA 2023: COME JOIN THE FESTIVAL IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN MADRID! »

3 Jul, 2023
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For those who are staying put in Madrid because they want to, or can't travel outside for one reason or another, or those who have come visiting the nation's capital, LOS VERANOS DE LA VILLA is organized with you in mind. Come join the fun in the city whose love for fiestas is boundless!

SUNDAY, GRIM SUNDAY

SUNDAY, GRIM SUNDAY »

2 Jun, 2023
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The leftist parties suffered a debacle in the recent local elections thay they were not prepared for. The elections were a dress rehearsal for the upcoming parliamentary elections which were advanced by President Pedro Sanchez to 23 July of this year and from which a new President of the Government will emerge. As such, it's not quite likely that the "pregressives" could rise from their ashes even when that second defeat could mean the dismatling of Spain's welfars state.