If you’re planning on joining the New Year fiestas (the “pre-uvas” on the 30th of December, and the “campanadas” on 31stDecember-1st January) in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, you’d better double check on the ways and means of getting there before setting out. Read on!
Hear ye, hear ye, Madrileños and everyone else who’ve come to visit: Mk2 and Sunset Cinema, bringers of the smash-hit Cibeles de Cinema at the CentroCentro in Madrid, in the summer, have come to fill your stockings with 24 NAVIMAD classic movies that invoke the Yuletide spirit.
Now that it’s Christmastime, there are “better” things to squabble about. Martinez Almeida warned that “the Christmas lights in Madrid will shine so bright you’ll be able to see them in Vigo.” Caballero shot back: “Don’t even dream of competing with me. New York tried and lost.”
One might say that COP25 and Greta Thunberg drowned out the spirit and festivities of Constitution Day. But it didn’t. One can have one and the other too, and the Spaniards are delighted more than twice over because what transpired on Constitution Day was a happy synergy. Not only is Spain proud of hosting COP25; it’s facing the climate challenge with more vigor and conviction than ever before. Now that it’s hosting COP25, the country is shouldering the responsibilities of a center-stage actor. Hopefully for the long haul.
Fun fusion: Happy Hour & Toys for Tots!
Amazon swears it’s its BEST BLACK FRIDAY in Spain yet. It’s at the Callao City Lights in the nation’s capital. What’s in store for you apart from all the stuff that you might want to splurge on during these four-day event? Free manicure, can you beat that? Free others: Concerts, tomarse algo at the bar, taste-test different varies of café L’Or, get cartooned by a Hawkers caricaturist, snap your photo at the MeliaRewards, workshops for the whole family. . .
I still travel through the backstreets of Madrid with city plan close at hand. But at every opportunity I carry “Los Nombres de las Calles de Madrid” and let myself get lost – lost in the rich, exciting history that was, is and continue to be Madrid. The book is more than mere recited facts: it is an historical perspective of Madrid during many phases of its development, peppered with insights into tradition, customs and culture. It is a fascinating compendium of personalities, historical, mythical, religious, aristocratic and legendary figures, as well as geographical locations, trades, important battles and other well-placed events, which have all lent their names and distinction to the Spanish capital.
Friends, lovers, families, and solitary promenaders will adore “Las Luces del Real Jardín Botánico – Christmas Garden.” An enchanting event in a natural landscape — the Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid. It’s Christmas fairy tale all the way. Christmas lights and special light effects heighten the beauty of the magical spots that the Real Jardin is so rich with. The after-dark trail is 1.5 km long, lit up by countless led bulbs in their amazing sizes, shapes and colors.
It’s Fall and you’re feeling kind of nostalgic for some bright and wonderful past? You might want to indulge the craving, letting DJs decked out like Davie Bowie, Alaska and other local and international stars of the decade take you back to the 1980s! Join the party on Plaza Callao!
Founded by King Philip V in 1712 as the Palace Public Library, the National Library, as it is called today, has a rich history, apart of course from its impressive collections. No wonder it is officially the State Repository of Spain’s Cultural Memory.