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!

YOUR CALENDAR OF PROCESSIONS DURING SEMANA SANTA 2024 IN MADRID

YOUR CALENDAR OF PROCESSIONS DURING SEMANA SANTA 2024 IN MADRID »

17 Mar, 2024
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Religious processions, quaint and colorful almost by definition, are less grandiose in Madrid than, say, in Andalusia. If only for this reason, perhaps they're all the better for it. See for yourself and add a new meaning to your Easter! Don't just take pictures. Join!

THE NEW CHINESE IN THE YEAR OF THE AWESOME DRAGON

THE NEW CHINESE IN THE YEAR OF THE AWESOME DRAGON »

2 Mar, 2024
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The Dragon symbolizes nobility, honor, and success so 2024, being the Year of the Dragon, augurs extraordinarily well. It will bring on opportunities, changes, and challenges. But the Chinese, while trusting in their zodiac, didn't have to wait for the Year for a change-over into a smiling, cordial part of the Spanish scene, At least that's how it looked at the Year of the Dragon celebrations. It's been in the making, gradually, for some time.

HOW TO CREATE CONTROVERSY THE SUREFIRE WAY: THE SIGHTS & CAUSTIC SOUNDS OF  MASCLETÀ IN MADRID

HOW TO CREATE CONTROVERSY THE SUREFIRE WAY: THE SIGHTS & CAUSTIC SOUNDS OF MASCLETÀ IN MADRID »

21 Feb, 2024
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"There surely could have been a better, consensual way to toast the world-famous Fallas de Valencia in the nation’s capital and reach the avowed goal of boosting tourism too. One that everybody would have been glad to join. Where there was room for all: humans, wildlife, pets. Madrileños and Valencianos."

HEMINGWAY’S HAUNTS IN A MADRID GRIPPED BY THE CIVIL WAR

HEMINGWAY’S HAUNTS IN A MADRID GRIPPED BY THE CIVIL WAR »

12 Feb, 2024
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Revisit Ernest Hemingway's haunts in Madrid and join him, a reporter covering the Abraham Lincoln Brigade's fight against fascism across Spain.

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION!

SPAIN IS NUMBER 1 TOURIST DESTINATION! »

7 Feb, 2024
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In 2023, Spain was visited by 85.1 million international tourists. This record smasher makes the legendary land of the Man of La Mancha the world’s top tourist destination. Moreover, Spain hold the highest score in Statista's Travel and Tourism Development Index. France, the perennial Number One, is expected to slide down to second place, attracting an estimated 79 million to 85 million foreign visitors. Sangria anyone?

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972 »

1 Feb, 2024
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"Madrid’s system of transportation has to be the best in Europe and the most varied because Spanish society has placed a heavy burden on it. That burden is the custom of the siesta which means that, unlike Paris or London, there are four rush hours in the nation's capital instead of two."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Through an American’s Eyes,” 14 July1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Through an American’s Eyes,” 14 July1972 »

2 Jan, 2024
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"Robert Barnete is probably the best-known foreign painter of Spain today.   More than a painter, he is an interpreter of the color and vitality of Spanish lore.   His principal themes flamenco and bulls come alive on canvas. Recently, in the offices of the Ministry of Information and Tourism, in a ceremony presided by the Minister himself, the American painter was honored.  His public acclaim results from his graceful, action-filled expressions of Spanish life.

CHRISTMAS THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT IT!

CHRISTMAS THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT IT! »

7 Dec, 2023
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Madrid is where you ought to be these Holidays! Warmth in the cold. Love and affection. Happiness. Good old tradition. Fun everywhere. . . Check out your "socks" and see what Papa Noel has got for you in the Spanish capital!

SAONA, THE MEDITERRANEAN IN LANDLOCKED MADRID

SAONA, THE MEDITERRANEAN IN LANDLOCKED MADRID »

5 Nov, 2023
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The Saona restaurants embody the essence of the Mediterranean. This would allude to the fact that Valencia, an iconic Mediterranean city par excellence,  is the cradle of  Group Saona's. The GUIDEPOST visited Saona's latest venue last summer, on Calle Ventura Rodriguez in Central Madrid's famous Plaza España area, for one of our traditional rotating birthday celebrations. The venue was a fabulous choice.