A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 2) »

14 Feb, 2017
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Forty-two years ago, in 1975, Jeffrey Owen wrote a guide to tapas bars and restaurants in the famous Plaza Mayor for GUIDEPOST. Many of these places are still in business and it should be fun to compare them as they are today with how they were almost half a century ago from Jeffrey’s account

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 1) »

4 Feb, 2017
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In 1975 Jeffrey Owen observed: "The Plaza Mayor remains the heart of much of what remains of old city life in Madrid – festivals, processions, Sunday strolls and nocturnal merry-making, sun-sitting, café-lounging, tapa–hopping and al fresco dining." GUIDEPOST suggests this is still true in 2017

MAGICAL MADRID: FOR THE MERRIEST HOLIDAY SEASON & NEW YEAR´s DOWNTOWN, MIDTOWN & UPTOWN »

1 Jan, 2017
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Topnotch places in Magical Madrid for a most sensational Holiday Season!

SPAIN CELEBRATES PECULIAR NEW YEAR’S EVE

SPAIN CELEBRATES PECULIAR NEW YEAR’S EVE »

18 Dec, 2015
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“The students trooped to the plaza to celebrate the end of the old year and ring in the new which will not even begin until after the Reyes in 2016”

ELEGY WITH A PROMISE

ELEGY WITH A PROMISE »

27 Nov, 2015
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“Light a candle in the Iglesia de San Isidro. When you see it extinguished you will know I’ve come back”

DAY OF THE ALMUDENA, A ROMP AT THE SOLEMN FEAST

DAY OF THE ALMUDENA, A ROMP AT THE SOLEMN FEAST »

15 Nov, 2015
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Cheeky chulapos and chulapas in their elaborate costumes attend the solemn Feast of the Virgin of the Almudena, Madrid’s patron saint

SUMMER IN THE CITY: Veranos de la Villa 2015

SUMMER IN THE CITY: Veranos de la Villa 2015 »

4 Jul, 2015
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Madrid may be prone to heatwaves but when its magical evenings get really heated up you’d want to be there!

THE CHARMS OF MADRID SEEN THROUGH LOVING EYRES OF A CALGARIAN

THE CHARMS OF MADRID SEEN THROUGH LOVING EYRES OF A CALGARIAN »

15 Mar, 2015
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“The many undeniable charms of Madrid makes it the unique city that it is, whether the infamous economic crisis is still going on or over!”

BLOG: From a Newcomer’s Walk-Up in Plaza Mayor to a Marvelous Atico Elsewhere

BLOG: From a Newcomer’s Walk-Up in Plaza Mayor to a Marvelous Atico Elsewhere »

15 Oct, 2014
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“I no longer hear the crowds of joyous youth on the plaza below…at six in the morning. Once again, Madrid scores with Liz! ”

THE SOUNDS OF A CITY: Musicos Callejeros of Folk, Pop and Classics

THE SOUNDS OF A CITY: Musicos Callejeros of Folk, Pop and Classics »

2 Jul, 2014
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“In this culturally rich city of Madrid, the luxury of classical music, lilting folk songs and modern pops in the streets are a true gift for the ears”