Posts with category Madrid Ocio

(Español) Algunos de los mejores helados de Madrid

By | 20 August, 2019 | 0 comments

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The swimming pools have already opened in Madrid

By | 13 June, 2019 | 0 comments

The feeling that the heat came early and suddenly was shared by many of Madrid’s residents. Fans are already accoutrements that are kept permanently in handbags and the water bottles are travelling colder and colder. Luckily, Madrid’s public swimming pools have already opened.

They did so on 15 May, with a big open day for all those who wanted to cool off before going to the Pradera for the San Isidro festival (or go for a quick dip on the way back). Read full article

5 things to do in Madrid on a rainy day

By | 3 May, 2019 | 0 comments

Even though the saying is “the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain”, the rain in Madrid can be rather persistent and trying to walk around the capital with an umbrella can be unbearable at times.

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So, with all the rainy days we’ve already seen this spring, and those that are probably yet to come over the next month or so, Read full article

Four Irish pubs for a pint on Saint Patrick’s Day

By | 23 March, 2019 | 0 comments

When it comes to celebrations, sometimes origins don’t matter. In Spain, traditions are absorbed in little to no time. A prime example is Halloween, but in this case, given the current date, let’s focus our attention on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, but the migrant nature of this nation has led to his celebration all over the world. Read full article

(Español) El Año Nuevo Chino

By | 4 February, 2019 | 0 comments

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(Español) La Cabalgata y el roscón

By | 15 January, 2019 | 0 comments

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The new Gran Vía is all lit up and officially open

By | 13 December, 2018 | 0 comments

If there is anything to remember the month of November 2018 by, it’s the inauguration of the new Gran Vía. After several months under renovation, Madrid’s vibrant high street was finally reopened on Friday 23 November by the Mayoress Manuela Carmena,  with improvements including more room for pedestrians.

Manuela Carmena, along with city councillors from the main political parties on the council and actors from the musicals performed on Gran Vía – which now also includes The Young Frankenstein – were all present for the much-awaited grand reopening of this major artery in the city. Read full article

(Español) La fiesta de la trashumancia

By | 8 November, 2018 | 0 comments

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The best chocolate palmeras in Madrid

By | 16 October, 2018 | 0 comments

On autumn days like these, when the cold is setting in and we begin to wrap up in layer after layer, ice creams start to make way for other street food delights.

And chocolate palmeras make for an exquisite option. The years may pass, but a sweet tooth rarely does! Enjoying a chocolatey bite in the heart of a vibrant city like Madrid is an experience to be savoured. Read full article

(Español) Santa Ana Street Market vuelve el 6 de octubre

By | 25 September, 2018 | 0 comments

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