Posts with categoryMadrid Diversión

Christmas has arrived in Madrid

By | 28 October, 2015 | 0 comments

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Almost without realising, summer is over and we are dressing up in scary costumes to celebrate Halloween and suddenly it’s almost Christmas. November has arrived and the streets light up to welcome Santa Claus in the most important time of year for shops, families, gatherings and reunions…Everything is important at Christmas and it has now arrived.

Madrid really enjoys Christmas. It seems like a different city, even more beautiful if that’s even possible. There are lights on all the streets, warmth in all of its spaces, smiles everywhere, chestnut sellers on the streets bringing a bit of warmth and traditional smells and a never-ending list of events that allow you to experience a unique and magnificent holiday from now onwards.

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Wood therapy: treat yourself naturally

By | 2 October, 2015 | 0 comments

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Nature can always bring us benefits in many different aspects. We have within our reach, and closer than we think, many different tools that can increase our wellbeing and good health. Since ancestral times, everything that nature brings us has been used and put into practice, making it the centre of our existence. With time and due to mankind’s creative and inventive skills, we have left some of these natural tools and applications behind in favour of other synthetic materials, despite the fact that, recently, there has been an increasing interest in bringing back what’s healthy and natural. This is where this new aesthetic and wellness therapy comes from, which has wood as its main protagonist.

Like aromatherapy, colour therapy, or other alternative therapies that help us balance our energy, the one that we present today, wood therapy, helps us improve our body and get rid of the stress that we can get due to bad postures or knocks.

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Autumn: time for craft markets in the city

By | 29 September, 2015 | 0 comments

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Just like theatres and the cultural programme of the city, in autumn the craft markets start to poke their heads out once again, selling vintage and decoration items as well as items of other trends, earning more and more fans as time goes on. The new craft market season promises to be a success in terms of visitors, which results in better quality items and also in bringing a different kind of plan to the city, a special and fun plan for the whole family, couples or friends on weekends. And, why not, you can even go alone, since it’s always nice to spend a little time by yourself doing what you like best.

-        Mercado de Motores: One of Madrid’s classic craft markets. With many years of experience, it is back stronger than ever this month of September, preparing for an even better autumn. You cannot miss a visit to this market on the second weekend of every month, located in the Museo del Ferrocarril. Inside you can find many craftsmen that develop their creativity in decoration, fashion, accessories and a whole range of gourmet products elaborated in a homemade and ecological way that will result in a treat to your taste buds. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or even a nice cocktail with cool background music that you can even dance to. Let your imagination fly, because everything goes at Mercado de Motores.

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A picnic… in Madrid

By | 2 July, 2015 | 0 comments

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There is no more fun and romantic plan than a picnic in a beautiful garden, park or field. Perhaps it is due to the influence of love films or because nature is a great place to escape from the stress of the city. In any case, a picnic is always a great plan.

For those of us in Madrid during this summer (a plan which can also be carried out in spring, autumn and even on sunny winter days), here are the most interesting options for going for a picnic without leaving the city in its most beautiful spots. Whether it is with your partner, you friends or with kids, go out to a park and enjoy a day or an afternoon there, it will recharge your energy levels.

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Los Luchana and the theatre

By | 6 June, 2015 | 0 comments

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If Madrid can boast about something is about having the best artistic and cultural offer in the whole of Spain and one of the best in the world. Its museums are known worldwide and they receive thousands of visitors, the three best of which are known as the Art Triangle (or Golden Triangle). The Art Triangle is made up by the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía museums, stunning museums with the best collections and exhibitions just yards from each other.

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Madrid, source of experiences

By | 13 February, 2015 | 0 comments

Bernabeu TourThe city of the bear and the arbutus offers a never-ending list of attractions. In this article we will make a selection, starting with the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour. Who hasn’t dreamed about going to the legendary stadium of Real Madrid and seeing its cabinets filled with trophies and its commemorative rooms? Tickets cost 19 euros for adults and 13 for children, and with that you can enjoy privileged views of the stadium as well as the dressing rooms, benches and the spectacular cabinet that holds the 10 European Cups that the club has conquered throughout its 113-year history. More information and bookings here.

Another suggestion that you most certainly have thought about is riding one of those two-wheel bicycles for pedestrians. Their name? Segway, that’s the word you were looking for. On this page you can find Segway tours from 25 euros and planned itineraries so you do not have to worry about anything.

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Shows for children in Madrid

By | 6 June, 2014 | 0 comments

Madrid con niños

If you come to Madrid with children, they will love having a couple of afternoons just for them. So many museums, day trips and walks deserve a prize!

In Madrid there are many things to do with children. As well as enjoying the Teleférico (cable car) and the Zoo, all year long you can find theatre shows just for children, where magic, fantasy and the most surprising stories ever told come to life.

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Preciados Street in Madrid: The origin of the name

By | 10 April, 2014 | 0 comments

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Located in the heart of Madrid, between Plaza del Callao and the Puerta del Sol, tens of thousands of people walk through Calle Preciados every day. This is perhaps the busiest shopping street in the centre of Madrid and also the most expensive one: it occupies the #5 spot in the world ranking of streets with the highest rent price and it is located just fifty yards from our hotel.

However, few know the origin of its name. The street pays tribute to the Preciado brothers, who were beloved by the people of Madrid thanks to their excellent work as civil servants.

Our history goes back many centuries, back to 1490, when there was still a royal country house in this area that the monarchs used for leisure and recreation.

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Three unmissable musicals for this spring

By | 30 March, 2014 | 0 comments

The music is currently going through an excellent moment in time in Spain. The Gran Vía in Madrid has seen this genre re-emerge in the last few years inside its theatres, with large products viewed by millions of spectators: Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Beauty and the Beast…

Currently, Madrid is the third city in the world with the most musical shows, behind New York and London. If you are coming to Madrid this spring and you like musicals, we recommend three of them: read full article