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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.

MADRILEÑOS AND THEIR SUNNY AUTUMN: AREN’T THEY BLESSED!

MADRILEÑOS AND THEIR SUNNY AUTUMN: AREN’T THEY BLESSED! »

23 Sep, 2018
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Afternoon sun dapples trees in front of the Royal Palace in early Fall

 

By Chris Collins

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AMERICAN CLUB IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY & WELCOME BACK HAPPY HOUR 11 SEPT 2018!

AMERICAN CLUB IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY & WELCOME BACK HAPPY HOUR 11 SEPT 2018! »

3 Sep, 2018
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ACM is back from the summer holidays. See what's lined up for everyone this September!!

HAPPY AS A PARTRIDGE, A LOVE LETTER TO IRREPRESSIVELY LOVELY MADRID!

HAPPY AS A PARTRIDGE, A LOVE LETTER TO IRREPRESSIVELY LOVELY MADRID! »

1 Sep, 2018
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Shy, single, unemployed and rapidly approaching her thirtieth birthday, Evie Fuller heads to Madrid for sun-soaked adventures and a crash course in Spanish culture. She blossoms under the Spanish sun and discovers the hardest thing about moving abroad is deciding when to come home

JUST SO YOU KNOW: THE GRAN VIA METRO STATION IN MADRID IS CLOSED  TILL 13 APRIL 2019

JUST SO YOU KNOW: THE GRAN VIA METRO STATION IN MADRID IS CLOSED TILL 13 APRIL 2019 »

21 Aug, 2018
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By the time it reopens, the eight-month makeover of the centenary Gran Via subway station will have made it worthy of celebrating its 100th anniversary with – as the old song goes – rockets, bells and poetry! For one thing, it will be friendly to those whose mobility has been impaired. New lifts and escalators will have been installed and old ones modernized with the needs of the disabled very much in mind. Moreover, the station will have an easy access to the Cercanias at Sol station, that is, the commuter trains that service the Autonomous Region of Madrid.

ANKLI: HOME IS WHERE THE STAGE IS

ANKLI: HOME IS WHERE THE STAGE IS »

25 Jul, 2018
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“A good musician is an honest one, one who’s not terrified of being vulnerable and completely exposed. Music is all about self-expression and self-expression is about being your true self”

YOU’RE IN MADRID & WANT TRUSTY AMERICAN MENU WITH A TWIST? CHECK IT OUT WITH RYAN DAY!

YOU’RE IN MADRID & WANT TRUSTY AMERICAN MENU WITH A TWIST? CHECK IT OUT WITH RYAN DAY! »

25 Jul, 2018
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One of the most rewarding experiences for a foreigner in Spain is to venture into intriguing Spanish restaurants and feast on authentic Spanish food. That being said, sometimes it is necessary to indulge in a meal to remind you of home, and maybe soothe some homesick yearnings. But, although there are some American style restaurants in Madrid, finding authentic and unique ones can be quite a task.

RONALDO CRISTIANO AND REAL MADRID: HIS NINE HAPPIEST YEARS

RONALDO CRISTIANO AND REAL MADRID: HIS NINE HAPPIEST YEARS »

17 Jul, 2018
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The most famous footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, says the nine years he played at Real Madrid were the happiest of his life. But he has just left, signing on with Juventus

VERANOS DE LA VILLA, MADRID’S CULTURAL CELEBRATION. ENJOY!

VERANOS DE LA VILLA, MADRID’S CULTURAL CELEBRATION. ENJOY! »

9 Jul, 2018
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Veranos is honoring the late Enrique Tierno Galván, Madrid’s first democratically elected mayor; he would have been 100 years old this year. Tierno Galván was mayor -- a most beloved one -- at the time of the Movida madrileña, the cultural movement during the Spanish transition to democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. Tierno Galván hosted the first Veranos de la Villa

ON THE “DEATH” OF BOOKS: THE MADRID BOOK FAIR 2018

ON THE “DEATH” OF BOOKS: THE MADRID BOOK FAIR 2018 »

5 Jun, 2018
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As an avid lover of physical books, I went to the book fair with one question in mind: how is the Madrid Book Fair responding to the technological changes that are happening around us? Instead of finding a stall selling downloadable e-books, I found a different response. To those who say that books are dying, I say that they are changing. Books are no longer simply the words that fill their pages. They are objects of beauty that can be read and enjoyed, and then displayed proudly on a bookshelf or coffee table in one’s home. This is clear walking through the Madrid Book Fair.

5 BEST INSTAGRAM BLOGS ABOUT MADRID

5 BEST INSTAGRAM BLOGS ABOUT MADRID »

4 Jun, 2018
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Whether you're traveling around Madrid for a week or here indefinitely, it’s impossible to ever see enough of the Spanish capital. "5 Best Instagram Blogs" will definitely help!