Posts with category Madrid Ocio

The Ritz Hotel opens its doors again after three years

By | 13 May, 2021 | 0 comments

There are places, foods and shops that, through their history, have become part of the city’s heritage. We all know about the Café Comercial or the zapatilla sandwich of Lavapiés, but just as we talk about legendary bars and shops, we should also mention certain hotels such as the Ritz, which has once again opened its doors after three years of renovation works. Read full article

Venezuelan food: three establishments to try

By | 1 February, 2021 | 0 comments

In Spain, we like to eat. There is no doubt of it. Eating establishes a sort of ritual based on the food. Apart from the enjoyment of good food, the most important conversations of the day take place at table. Family relationships and friendships are built up and established at the table.

For some time now, Read full article

X-Madrid, the anti-shopping centre

By | 29 January, 2021 | 0 comments

If you have ever walked by it, you must have surely noticed it. If you haven’t, maybe now is the time for you to visit this shopping centre that goes beyond what we expect from these establishments, and not only in the architectural sense.

X-Madrid, the anti-shopping centre, is in Alcorcón. It opened its doors last winter, Read full article

El Penta is now a restaurant

By | 22 November, 2020 | 0 comments

Adapt or die. This has become the catchphrase of 2020, a year in which many businesses see the days go by while the virus does not seem to be going anywhere.

El PentaSeeing shuttered bars and shops is a daunting sight, especially when they belong to places that are part of the city’s heritage, Read full article

Urban gardens are coming up fast in Madrid

By | 15 October, 2020 | 0 comments

The boom of urban gardens started a few years ago. For some time now, people have been much more concerned about the food we eat – where it comes from, how it has been grown or produced and whether aggressive substances were used.

Think back to the campaign against palm oil: most people didn’t know about it before then, Read full article

Torre Caleido, the fifth tower

By | 25 July, 2020 | 0 comments

At the end of June, a memorial concert was held in tribute to everyone who has sadly passed away due to COVID-19. But it wasn’t a concert like we’re used to, as the new normal has also transformed this. The chosen setting was the Torre de Cristal, giving even more meaning to the saying ‘From Madrid to Heaven’. Read full article

Plans to make in Madrid and surroundings without fear of contagion

By | 2 July, 2020 | 0 comments

Experts say that contacts outdoors are 20 times less likely to catch the virus than indoors. Even though the new normality has already begun, many people are still very cautious and prefer to avoid meetings in homes or indoors.

crystal-palace-1794013_1280Now, moreover, along with the coronavirus, comes the battle, bridging the gap, with the heat, Read full article

The Botanical Gardens, more colourful than ever

By | 10 June, 2020 | 0 comments

At the end of May, when Madrid moved into the first phase of Spain’s lockdown exit strategy, the parks and gardens began to reawaken. It was about time, too, after so much time surrounded by concrete, with glum looks and odd expressions behind masks facing the ground.

Jardin-Botanico-Madrid-LinneoThe Botanical Gardens were among those that brought the most joy when they reopened. Read full article

Madrid’s drive-in cinema

By | 2 June, 2020 | 0 comments

Since March the city has been slowly coming back to life, as bars have opened their shutters again and the terraces have filled up with people. Certain places, though, like cinemas, theatres and museums, the recovery will be a slow one – there’s still a lot of fear of the virus, so these places are still struggling to make ends meet. Read full article

Solidarity actions to make way for the new normal

By | 5 May, 2020 | 0 comments

It will take a while for things to go back to normal in Madrid. So much so that people have started referring to the future as the “new normal”, as if implying like will never go back to being the way it was. And it certainly seems that is the way things are going to be for some time, Read full article

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