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!
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!
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.
"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"
You could still catch the tail end of summer in Madrid if you don’t waste a minute more!
"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"
"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"
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.
“At the Spain-Chile match the Spanish team of golden footballers managed brilliantly to self-destruct”
Traditionally at the start of each year King Juan Carlos I, with Queen Sofía, receives the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to