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"

MADRID VERANO AFTER LA PALOMA

MADRID VERANO AFTER LA PALOMA »

16 Aug, 2016
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You could still catch the tail end of summer in Madrid if you don’t waste a minute more!

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

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"

MADRID ARCHITECTURE Series: The Era of Baroque

MADRID ARCHITECTURE Series: The Era of Baroque »

7 Sep, 2014
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The grandiose, sensuous, dramatic and exuberant Baroque architecture began to resonate in Europe in the late sixteenth century, making the scene first in Italy as a manifestation and even as an instrument of the Counter-Reformation. In Spain, after Philip II moved his court from Valladolid to Madrid in 1561, many new buildings whose architecture was Baroque with distinctive Spanish characteristics emerged in the Spanish kingdom’s new seat of power.

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

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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Traditionally at the start of each year King Juan Carlos I, with Queen Sofía, receives the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to