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!

SAN ISIDRO GETS A ROUSING WELCOME-BACK (IN PANDEMIC FORMAT)

SAN ISIDRO GETS A ROUSING WELCOME-BACK (IN PANDEMIC FORMAT) »

14 May, 2021
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The San Isidro as celebrated in 2021 may not be at full throttle but it is close enough. Next year, it will be all systems go. Just keep your fingers crossed!

FIESTAS OF SAN ISIDRO, THE MOST CASTIZA OF THE FIESTAS IN MADRID, ARE NOW ON!

FIESTAS OF SAN ISIDRO, THE MOST CASTIZA OF THE FIESTAS IN MADRID, ARE NOW ON! »

9 May, 2018
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It's not just the religious rituals and dancing the chotis. It's also about sinful gastronomy. You could put on weight just by looking at those chorizos! Yummy, though.

THE FIESTAS OF THE VIRGIN OF PALOMA: ¡UNA Y OTRA VEZ!

THE FIESTAS OF THE VIRGIN OF PALOMA: ¡UNA Y OTRA VEZ! »

9 Aug, 2017
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"The essence of Madrid is captured in the annual feast of the Virgin of la Paloma; the combination of culture, history, passion, and pride epitomizes what it means to experience coming here. Joining this celebration, I was no longer an outsider, but just another Madrileña ready to join the party"

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. JOIN THE FIESTA OF THE VIRGEN DE LA PALOMA!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. JOIN THE FIESTA OF THE VIRGEN DE LA PALOMA! »

13 Aug, 2014
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Summer in Madrid won’t be summer without the fiesta of the Virgin of La Paloma. The feast falls on the 15th of August but as is typically Spanish the celebration lasts days. Thank god for this inexhaustible capacity to have fun without even trying! The focal point of the festivities is the historic barrio of La Latina, presumably Madrid’s most castizo (genuinely Madrileño) district.