MADRID CELEBRATES THE FEAST OF THE VIRGIN OF ALMUDENA ON A LOVELY AUTUMN DAY

MADRID CELEBRATES THE FEAST OF THE VIRGIN OF ALMUDENA ON A LOVELY AUTUMN DAY »

10 Nov, 2021
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On 9 November the Madrileños celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Almudena, their patron saint. It was a lovely day, cool, crisp, and sunny. Typical of Madrid in the early Fall. The air was fittingly festive. The weather couldn’t be better; you’d think the Mother of Jesus Christ had asked it of her Son. There were the traditional procession, the High Mass, people joining in the festivities. They feasted on the "Crown of Almudena".

SECOND OF MAY: THE MADRILEÑOS, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE & GUERILLA WARFARE

SECOND OF MAY: THE MADRILEÑOS, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE & GUERILLA WARFARE »

1 May, 2018
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Dos de Mayo (2 May) is a public holiday in the Autonomous Community of Madrid with heaps of patriotic connotations. It commemorates the heroic rebellion of the Madrileños against the occupation of their city by Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops and the repression by the French Imperial forces. It’s been 210 years!

SCENES OF DOS DE MAYO IN TODAY’S MADRID

SCENES OF DOS DE MAYO IN TODAY’S MADRID »

1 May, 2018
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It's been 210 years but the places of Madrid heroism are still there, very much alive and thriving. See them as they are  today!

STRAWBERRY TRAIN 2018: ALL ABOARD!

STRAWBERRY TRAIN 2018: ALL ABOARD! »

24 Apr, 2018
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Once the exclusive ride of the Spanish royalty and their nobility, the Strawberry Train went past vast strawberry fields! See Train schedule for April, May and June, and September and October.

PLAZA DE ESPAÑA: THE REMODELLING IS IN YOUR HANDS!

PLAZA DE ESPAÑA: THE REMODELLING IS IN YOUR HANDS! »

9 Feb, 2017
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"Go out and vote. Tell the City Hall what kind of Plaza you’d like to have. The ballot count is binding on the municipal government"

FARO DE MONCLOA: AWESOME EARTHBOUND VIEWS FROM HEAVEN

FARO DE MONCLOA: AWESOME EARTHBOUND VIEWS FROM HEAVEN »

15 Feb, 2016
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"Up there on the Faro, with panels that provide the visitors all the info they’ll need to know about the city that unfolds before their very eyes, Madrid shares with its visitors its treasured monuments"

FELIPE VI OF SPAIN GREETS HIS PEOPE ON CHRISTMAS EVE »

25 Dec, 2015
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"Trusting in the future of Spain, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2016: Feliz Navidad, Eguberri on, Bon Nadal, Boas Festas and a prosperous new year in 2016"

EDITOR’S BLOG: Spain Exits World Cup in a Blaze of Faded Glory »

20 Jun, 2014
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“At the Spain-Chile match the Spanish team of golden footballers managed brilliantly to self-destruct”

GLITZ & SOLEMNITY AT THE ROYAL PALACE RECEPTION FOR THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS

GLITZ & SOLEMNITY AT THE ROYAL PALACE RECEPTION FOR THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS »

20 Jan, 2012
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by Rose Maramba Photo: Lola H. Robles

Traditionally, at the start of each year King Juan Carlos I, with