Culture in Lavapiés

By | 16 February, 2017 | 0 comments

Some people call it “Malapiés” due to its increasing resemblance to the nearby district of Malasaña, home of the hipsters and cupcake bars. However, Lavapiés refuses to lose its combative and multi-ethnic identity, although in recent years it has seen the arrival of more fashionable establishments and activities.

Tabacalera is an excellent example of the new Lavapiés, Read full article

Categories: Arte y cultura

In wine shop veritas

By | 16 January, 2017 | 0 comments

There are few pleasures comparable to enjoying a nice glass of wine surrounded by bottles of wine. Wine lovers are well aware of this, which is why they are going more and more to these places dedicated to the sale of Bacchus’ favourite drink. Since glasses of wine now cost on average more than 2.50 euros (unless you drink in greasy local bars), Read full article

Categories: Gastronomía en Madrid

Cafés with a soul

By | 6 January, 2017 | 0 comments

A coffee with foam in a shape of a heart is not enough for us. We want to enjoy it in a pleasant atmosphere where we can feel at peace with the world, at least for a little while, mostly thanks to its decoration but also for the character given to them by their owners. One of these such places is El Anticafé (Calle Unión, Read full article

Categories: Arte y cultura, Gastronomía en Madrid

The best art exhibitions of the month of December

By | 22 December, 2016 | 0 comments

Here are a few recommendations to catch a break from the imperative Christmas spirit. If you still haven’t visited the exhibition dedicated to Robert Doisneau, you have until the 8th of January to see the work of one of the photographers who best captured the spirit of Paris. Considered as a pioneer of photojournalism, his photographs have a warmth that make them unique, Read full article

Categories: Arte y cultura

Madrid turns into a Nativity scene for Christmas

By | 12 December, 2016 | 0 comments

According to the Holy Scriptures, over 2,000 years ago, a baby who would change the course of history was born in a town called Bethlehem. This scene is recreated every year in different art forms in places such as Palacio Real, which presents an emblematic Neapolitan Nativity scene that can be visited in its majestic rooms until the 8th of January. Read full article

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The sweetest stairway to Christmas

By | 17 November, 2016 | 0 comments

The Christmas period can be experienced in two different ways: like Ebenezer Scrooge, the famous cold-hearted miser from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; or with a smile and joy. We recommend that you choose the latter, something which will undoubtedly be easier for you with the recommendations we propose below.

One of them is ice skating in the centrally located Plaza de la Luna, Read full article

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Good little things

By | 7 November, 2016 | 0 comments

Madrid is strongly competing to become the capital of good taste, Despite that its traditional bars that serve patatas bravas and a brick of Spanish omelette are part of its landscape, not that they are bad, there are also spaces that offer really “good little things”, that the artist Paco de Lucía would say. Read full article

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It’s time for hot chocolate!

By | 17 October, 2016 | 0 comments

The cold has arrived and it’s time to enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Chocolatería San Ginés (Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5)  is a café located a stone’s throw from Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol which represents the safest bet for an excellent cup of hot chocolate. Despite the great popularity of its hot chocolate and churros and always being full, Read full article

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A taste of Italy in Madrid

By | 19 September, 2016 | 0 comments

Madrid has a little bit of many countries from around the world and Italy is most definitely one of them. You can see this just by entering places like Lauricca, an Italian deli where the owner greets you in Italian and that sells delicious food such as mortadella of Bologna, different types of pasta, Read full article

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Spanish post-war: Art, despite it all

By | 29 August, 2016 | 0 comments

After General Franco’s victory, Spain immersed itself in a period of recovery after the disasters of the Spanish Civil War, a period which also saw the imposition of a strong censorship in the art scene. However, art managed to flourish despite these hard conditions it was subjected to, as you can see in this exhibition. One of its objectives is to make public a period where there is a historical and artistic hole that has received little attention despite its relevance in the artistic discourse of Spain’s modern sensibility. Read full article

Categories: Arte y cultura

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