75% of Spaniards stay connected with their work outside working hours. Moreover, while one would presume that inherent to the right to a vacation is the tuning out of one’s daily cares, especially work-related ones, this is not the whole truth. In summer, when vacation fun is the top priority, there are that 25% of the Spanish workforce who simply can't and won’t ignore intrusive emails and corporate calls.
Summer verbenas give Madrid its delightful charm. But this year, they have all been cancelled. Thanks, Corona, you’ve wrought a miracle such as very few Madrileños have ever had to witness in their long history.
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.
One of the main things I have noticed since working in Madrid is how well presented everyone seems to dress, whether they are going to work or not. A lot of what Madrileños wear could be described as chic bohemian. Our mini-survey tells a similar story in different words
On 8 July Madrileños are in for a unique soporific experience logging out of the frenetic world into a concert made to be enjoyed literally on one’s back instead of sitting down or on one’s feet!
Come on over to the place where Fall’s second name is Fun!
You could still catch the tail end of summer in Madrid if you don’t waste a minute more!
An account of the massive arrival of visitors in Madrid during the Constitution Day long weekend.