HOW TO CREATE CONTROVERSY THE SUREFIRE WAY: THE SIGHTS & CAUSTIC SOUNDS OF  MASCLETÀ IN MADRID

HOW TO CREATE CONTROVERSY THE SUREFIRE WAY: THE SIGHTS & CAUSTIC SOUNDS OF MASCLETÀ IN MADRID »

21 Feb, 2024
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"There surely could have been a better, consensual way to toast the world-famous Fallas de Valencia in the nation’s capital and reach the avowed goal of boosting tourism too. One that everybody would have been glad to join. Where there was room for all: humans, wildlife, pets. Madrileños and Valencianos."

SAONA, THE MEDITERRANEAN IN LANDLOCKED MADRID

SAONA, THE MEDITERRANEAN IN LANDLOCKED MADRID »

5 Nov, 2023
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The Saona restaurants embody the essence of the Mediterranean. This would allude to the fact that Valencia, an iconic Mediterranean city par excellence,  is the cradle of  Group Saona's. The GUIDEPOST visited Saona's latest venue last summer, on Calle Ventura Rodriguez in Central Madrid's famous Plaza España area, for one of our traditional rotating birthday celebrations. The venue was a fabulous choice.

HALLOWEEN THE SPANISH WAY: MACABRE SNACK TO CONNECT WITH THE DEAD

HALLOWEEN THE SPANISH WAY: MACABRE SNACK TO CONNECT WITH THE DEAD »

30 Oct, 2023
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Huesos de santo or saint’s bones should top the list of the macabre delicacies.for All Saints Day in Spain. Feasting on the bones of the saint smacks of cannibalism, doesn’t it? But at their most classic they’re really just good old sweets, white marzipan tubes simulating bones stuffed with yema for the bone marrow inside. Some enterprising bakeshops display the “bones” appropriately in “reliquaries”. HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!

THE SPANISH HORCHATA DE CHUFA, YOUR REFRESHINGest SUMMER DRINK

THE SPANISH HORCHATA DE CHUFA, YOUR REFRESHINGest SUMMER DRINK »

26 Jul, 2023
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The ancient tiger nut milk is arguably the REFRESHINGest non-alcoholic drink you'll ever sip while spending some time in Spain during summer, so grab a tall glass and sip away -- in a leafy park, in the horchaterías across the country but most specially in Valencia, the Land of the Chufa. . . We'll even tell you here how you might try your hand at making your own horchata.

THE CROWNING OF FOOTBALL QUEEN ALEXIA PUTELLAS

THE CROWNING OF FOOTBALL QUEEN ALEXIA PUTELLAS »

7 Mar, 2023
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"By 2022, Putellas has won all major club and individual awards that a European player could win. For which she is widely regarded as the world’s best contemporary female footballer, and one of the greatest of all time"

THINKING OF A SUMMERY HOLIDAY THIS FALL? FIVE IRRESISTIBLE REASONS WHY YOU WOULD DO WELL TO CHOOSE AMAZING ALTEA FOR YOUR DESTINATION!

THINKING OF A SUMMERY HOLIDAY THIS FALL? FIVE IRRESISTIBLE REASONS WHY YOU WOULD DO WELL TO CHOOSE AMAZING ALTEA FOR YOUR DESTINATION! »

9 Oct, 2022
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We've slipped officially into Fall. Even with the climate change where mild sunny temperatures persist in the seasonably cold Northern Hemisphere, you will still need a reasonable guarantee that such will be the case if you're looking for a place to vacation in order to escape from post-summer blues. More so because, climate change or not, Fall weather could cause a drastic drop in temperature at a moment's notice. Given all that, it's hard for you to go wrong if you choose Altea for your après-verano  holiday, a picturesque Spanish coastal town that could give Santorini a run for its money.

THE METRO GRAN VIA MAKE-OVER: An Engineering Feat and a Thing of Beauty

THE METRO GRAN VIA MAKE-OVER: An Engineering Feat and a Thing of Beauty »

30 Jul, 2021
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A 3-year €21-million project. The most modern facilities of Madrid's entire subway network. A spectacular landmark marquee of translucent glass and steel. A Metro station that empathizes with passengers. An 8-storey building underground. Respecter of cultural heritage.

BOOK BUFF VICENTE CLAVEL, FATHER OF WORLD BOOK DAY

BOOK BUFF VICENTE CLAVEL, FATHER OF WORLD BOOK DAY »

25 Apr, 2021
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Vicente Clavel proposed the designation of the 7th of October as Book Day to honor Miguel de Cervantes of the DON QUIXOTE fame on his birth anniversary. As a result, in February 1926 King Alfonso XIII signed the Royal Decree for the purpose. Decades later, UNESCO waded in and moved Book Day (World Book and Copyright Day) to 23 April, both Cervantes and Shakespeare's death anniversary. But the original idea behind Clavel's Book Day remains.

Tradition! Here’s a tomato in-your-face!

Tradition! Here’s a tomato in-your-face! »

4 Apr, 2021
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It's high time to reserve your spot in the Spanish Festival called "La Tomatina"! This is an annual event sponsored by the good folks of the smallish town of Buñol, Valencia, Spain. The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make this one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August. Tickets for the Spanish Tomatina Festival can be purchased through the Buñol Town Council website

WHEN THE PHILOMENAL WHITEOUT DOVETAILS INTO THE OLD NORMAL

WHEN THE PHILOMENAL WHITEOUT DOVETAILS INTO THE OLD NORMAL »

17 Jan, 2021
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Not one to pass up a fortuitous holiday after the unforgivably lackluster Christmas season, the Spaniards geared up for frolic in the snow when Filomena stormed in. But when the pristine snow iced over and the fun was over, they're back to the old normal of the unrelenting COVID-19 and the elusive vaccines -- the much-touted light at the end of the tunnel -- that another Filomena could well snuff out if only because they're awfully scarce. The busted hospitality industry. . .