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.
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.
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 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
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.
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!
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!