MADRID CELEBRATES THE FEAST OF THE VIRGIN OF ALMUDENA ON A LOVELY AUTUMN DAY

MADRID CELEBRATES THE FEAST OF THE VIRGIN OF ALMUDENA ON A LOVELY AUTUMN DAY »

10 Nov, 2021
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On 9 November the Madrileños celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Almudena, their patron saint. It was a lovely day, cool, crisp, and sunny. Typical of Madrid in the early Fall. The air was fittingly festive. The weather couldn’t be better; you’d think the Mother of Jesus Christ had asked it of her Son. There were the traditional procession, the High Mass, people joining in the festivities. They feasted on the "Crown of Almudena".

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!

ALL ABOARD, THE RIDE IS FREE!

ALL ABOARD, THE RIDE IS FREE! »

18 Jan, 2021
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Free bus ride anywhere in Madrid this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (18, 19, and 20 January 2021).

THE CAFÉ GIJÓN, THE SPIRIT OF MADRID SINCE 1888

THE CAFÉ GIJÓN, THE SPIRIT OF MADRID SINCE 1888 »

28 Nov, 2020
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Madrid Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida: "We have to regain the joie de vivre, alegría and spirit of unity which have always characterized our city. It is part of Madrid’s history and heritage and we are obliged to protect and cherish places like the Gijón." 

CORONA FAILS TO SPOOK THE ZOMBIES INTO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN!

CORONA FAILS TO SPOOK THE ZOMBIES INTO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN! »

8 Nov, 2020
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I'm a freelance journalist who took off to Madrid for a look-see and enjoy what was on offer while I was there. I was hoping to write a story about Halloween in this once-bustling capital. Considering how fiesta-loving the Spaniards are, All Saints Day cum Halloween should be quite festive. On the other hand, I had to get real. These are unusual times, the Era of the Covid. And I should be prepared to join a terribly watered-down holiday. . . Guess what I found out!