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Flamenco Festival: Suma Flamenca

Flamenco Festival: Suma Flamenca May 30, 2011 | What's New | Read More
¡Olé! The hand clapping, skirt twirling, foot stomping passion of Madrid province’s sixth annual flamenco festival, called Suma Flamenca, is coming. From June 9 to July 2 you can enjoy flamenco dance, singing, music and multidisciplinary performances from both emerging and veteran flamenco artists. What...

Real Madrid Lose Grip on the King’s Cup!

Real Madrid Lose Grip on the King’s Cup! April 22, 2011 | What's New | Read More
On Wednesday night, Real Madrid and Barça went head to head for the King’s Cup Final (Final de la Copa del Rey) in Valencia. To the delight of Madrileños and Real Madrid fans everywhere, Real Madrid prevailed and much celebrating and horn honking ensued. However, in a surreal turn of events, Real...

Real Madrid Vs. Barça: It Doesn’t Get More Classic

Real Madrid Vs. Barça: It Doesn’t Get More Classic April 12, 2011 | What's New | Read More
What’s the fastest way to shut down the Spanish capital for a couple hours? No, the answer is not a labor strike; it’s a “Classic”: any soccer match between Madrid and Barcelona’s top teams and old rivals, Real Madrid and Barça. The next Real Madrid-Barça duel is coming on Saturday, April...

A Rubbish Hotel, Literally

A Rubbish Hotel, Literally January 22, 2011 | What's New | Read More
You’ve probably stayed at a fair share of rubbish hotels in your lifetime, but have you ever stayed at a hotel constructed of garbage? Well, five ‘lucky’ people won the privilege to do so and stay at Beach Garbage Hotel – a life-size art installation now located in Madrid’s Plaza del Callao...

Superhero Couture: Batman’s Tailor Opens Shop in Madrid

Superhero Couture: Batman’s Tailor Opens Shop in Madrid January 20, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Those superheroes and supervillains really seem to have it all: secret identities, superpowers/super gadgets, and super costumes. That last one is thanks to one Mr. Lee, tailor to illustrious residents from Gotham and Metropolis. And now it’s your turn. Gotham Meets Madrid To get your own superhero/villain...

Impressionist Gardens in Madrid

Impressionist Gardens in Madrid January 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Attention, all fans of Monet’s water lilies and Pissarro’s French landscapes. I’ve got an exhibition for you. “Impressionist Gardens”, now at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid, features a varied collection of paintings from 1840 to 1918 featuring light-filled gardens...

No Smoking in Madrid Anymore. Really

No Smoking in Madrid Anymore. Really December 30, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Madrid has seen anti-smoking laws before, but which in practice meant something else. No smoking in restaurants meant that there became two types of restaurants: smoking restaurants and non-smoking restaurants, but you knew what you were walking into if you saw a smoking sign on the main door or window....

Trying to Win the Big One

Trying to Win the Big One December 21, 2010 | What's New | Read More
On busy Madrid streets the lines of patiently waiting people seem to stretch on for a block. They’re not waiting for a celebrity or a highly anticipated electronic gadget, no. Each person is simply waiting to buy a ticket for Spain’s annual Christmas lottery. Every Spaniard dreams of winning the...

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland November 29, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Madrid is in winter mode and it’s cold. But don’t fret, as you can still keep toasty warm, fed, and entertained. Christmas lights: They’re up and they’re all over the downtown area from now until January 6. Believe it or not, the city has used 4.4 million environmentally-friendly bulbs for a...

Cultural Activities for Night Owls

Cultural Activities for Night Owls September 10, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Madrid is one of those cities that fervently supports the arts, and it shows. From the night of Saturday, September 11 until the early hours of the next morning, huge crowds will take over the streets of the Spanish capital for the fifth edition of La Noche en Blanco. Madrid’s most emblematic streets...