Posts with category tourism

Enter the Legend: Visit the Santiago Bernabéu

By | 2 September, 2015 | 0 comments

Santiago BernabeuTen European Cups are just ten of the reasons to access one of the world’s most emblematic stadiums: Santiago Bernabéu, home of Real Madrid C.F., inaugurated in December 1947 and, since 2007, with the “Elite Stadium” status given by UEFA to stadiums with first-class facilities.

However, the visit doesn’t just focus on its architecture of what must be said is a stunning architectonic complex, Read full article

A Basic Guide of Madrid’s Terraces

By | 29 June, 2015 | 0 comments

Terrazas MadridIt is summer’s most popular word. Together with “beers”, “it’s so hot!” and “mojitos”, “terraces” is something that everyone wants to enjoy, almost like a fever. So, which terraces to go to? One of the streets that is becoming more and more popular with its terraces is Calle Argumosa. It used to be a street that was inhabited strictly for neighbours of this district (Lavapiés) and sympathisers of its multiethnicity but now it’s a much more open space where it is slowly becoming hard to walk around due to the crowds. Read full article

Enter the House of Cervantes

By | 30 April, 2015 | 0 comments

Casa Cervantes AlcalaIt was confirmed, although without the definitive scientific proof, that part of the mortal remains of Miguel de Cervantes are located in the convent of Las Trinitarias (Barrio de las Letras) in Madrid. For this reason, the interest in the writer has risen even more, if that was even possible. It is a finding that actually coincides with the 400th anniversary of the publication of the second part of his immortal book, Read full article

New Archaeological Museum

By | 19 August, 2014 | 0 comments

museo arqueologico madridThis new impressive cultural hotspot that was inaugurated on March 31st of this year after enduring an important renovation, is known by its three initials (MAN). It has larger exhibition space, new exhibition design and better accessibility for visitors with reduced mobility, among other improvements that have taken six years for this museum that was originally inaugurated back in 1867. Read full article

A ride on the Strawberry Train

By | 9 July, 2014 | 0 comments

Tren de la Fresa

It was the first train in the region of Madrid and the second in Spain (after the one that did the route Barcelona-Mataró). It was called El Tren de la Fresa, the Strawberry Train, and because of that historical value, its activity re-started in 1984, maintaining the route that it did back then, Read full article

Paella in Madrid

By | 13 May, 2014 | 0 comments

PaellaThe star dish of Valencia’s gastronomy is also served in Madrid, because Madrid is a melting pot of all the different parts of Spain when it comes to food. In the early 20th century there was an ‘invasion’ of Basque and Catalan restaurants in the city, as Catalan writer Josep Pla remembers in his Madrid diary: “The Basques have two monopolies in Madrid: the banks and the restaurants”. Read full article

Cemeteries of Madrid

By | 9 May, 2014 | 1 comment

Cementerio AlmudenaWhy cannot cemeteries be tourist sites? It is the case in Paris, where the cemeteries of Montparnasse or Père Lachaise (famous among other things for being the resting place of Jim Morrison) receive thousands of visitors every year. Another example would be the Colon Cemetery in Havana, declared a National Monument of Cuba.

In Madrid, Read full article

Guadarrama Mountains

By | 29 April, 2014 | 0 comments

What would the region of Madrid be without the Guadarrama Mountains? With permission from the people of Castilla-La Mancha, it would reminisce of the vast plains that Cervantes immortalised in his famous work, a bit repetitive for our souls. Luckily, Madrid has excellent communications with its mountains, the Sierra de Guadarrama, which allow for many excursions, Read full article

Palacio de Cristal in El Retiro

By | 21 April, 2014 | 0 comments

Palacio Cristal RetiroEl Retiro Park has nothing to envy from other famous parks in the world. Integrated in the city today as one of its fundamental lungs, at the time of its foundation, its 358 acres (now 464) represented almost a quarter of the total size of the city, if one looks at the famous map of Teixeira from 1656. Read full article