MADO  ’23, THE BIGGEST OF STREET PARTIES WITH A MISSION

MADO  ’23, THE BIGGEST OF STREET PARTIES WITH A MISSION »

22 Jun, 2023
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The fiestas of Madrid Orgullo (Madrid Pride, aka MADO) is – would you believe? -- the biggest Gay Pride festival in Europe. When it comes to partying there are no people quite like the Spanish people and their friends, LGBTIQ+ and all else. Come on over and join the most colorful (Rainnbow colors!) event of the year!

PLAZA ESPAÑA: IT WON’T BE THE FINAL LEG OF HISTORY’S FIRST GLOBAL JOURNEY

PLAZA ESPAÑA: IT WON’T BE THE FINAL LEG OF HISTORY’S FIRST GLOBAL JOURNEY »

5 Oct, 2022
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There's an ongoing party at the Plaza España in Madrid, the “La Hispanoamericana”. A festival of the cultures, gastronomies and artisanal traditions of the Spanish-speaking countries in the New World, along the (accidental) route of the first circumnavigation of the earth. In anticipation of Día de la Hispanidad. On 12 October 2022, the Día de la Hispanidad will burst forth into a very special celebration, marking as it does the quincentenary of The Circumnavigation.

TEN RINKS FOR AN ICY WHITE CHRISTMAS IN MADRID!

TEN RINKS FOR AN ICY WHITE CHRISTMAS IN MADRID! »

4 Dec, 2021
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Rinks to skate on ice in not-so-cold Madrid! (But wait till the surprising Madrid winter sets in and you'll get truly chilled --  to the bone! As Christmas should do?)

CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORDLESS STAND-UP? “FRIDO” IS!

CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORDLESS STAND-UP? “FRIDO” IS! »

14 Sep, 2020
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It’s hard enough to tickle the audience's funny bone with just a few words. But a mute stand-up? See what “Frido” can do!

WHAT’S MADO IF NOT THE PROUD CELEBRATION OF MADRID GAY PRIDE!

WHAT’S MADO IF NOT THE PROUD CELEBRATION OF MADRID GAY PRIDE! »

30 Jun, 2016
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“If summer has begun – and it officially began last 27 June – then MADO (Madrid Orgullo or Gay Pride) cannot be not on. It’s one of the most awaited celebrations of the year”

SPAIN TODAY: “No” to Venezuela’s Abusive Regime, a Thwarted Jihad, and a Love Story that’s About to Come Undone »

13 Apr, 2015
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Choice news

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN MADRID FOR  ¡FELICES FIESTAS!

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN MADRID FOR ¡FELICES FIESTAS! »

4 Dec, 2013
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A list of streets and parking lots that are likely to have restricted access during the Yuletide Season.

THE DRAGON & THE EMPEROR »

27 Oct, 2012
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The Dragon & the Emperor

 

By Karen Blythe Photos: K. Blythe

 

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