Could you believe it? "The organ grinder and light operas called zarzuelas are considered quaint among Madrid’s young sophisticates." And that's supposed to be a sign that "Madrid is rapidly becoming as culturally cosmopolitan as other great European cities" and that the nation's capital is "certainly musically coming of age." That, at least, is what Guidepost had observed on 11 December 1970.
Joining the celebrations of this castiza feast gives you a unique opportunity to look into the heart and soul of Madrid, touchingly described by Enrique IV, King of the Crown of Castile, as “muy noble y leal villa” – and be a part of it if only for just a few hours.