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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.
However, if Christmas is notorious for something, that’s shopping and you can enjoy some great shopping in Madrid. The shops get ready to show their autumn-winter collections and traditional shopping areas like Milla de Oro (Salamanca district) or the popular Malasaña district are now ready to offer the best. What is your style? A more classic and elegant style with a fashionable touch? Then Serrano and its nearby streets are the place for you. Here you will find the most prestigious fashion brands like Loewe and Louis Vuitton that will give unique prestige and elegance to your shopping stroll. They mix together with other more affordable brands without giving up a single bit of elegance and style to improvisation. Lagasca, Hermosilla, Ayala, Claudio Coello… these are magical streets that are waiting for you with unique fashion items so you can stand out from the rest while generating a unique shopping experience.
If you have a more alternative and hipster style, Madrid is also the place for you. Head to Malasaña, a district that has reinvented itself and that is currently enjoying its highest degree of popularity. It has shops with treasures that you would never have imagined design their window displays and care for every single little detail in order to capture your attention so that your style is unique. Also, don’t forget about areas open to diversity like Callao, where you will find everything you are looking for.
But is Madrid only about fashion? Not by any means. Christmas gets to every single corner of the city. You will always need a bite to eat during your shopping route and what better than a traditional afternoon snack like chocolate con churros (hot chocolate with churros) or a complete meal with Madrid’s famous stew, known as cocido? The latter includes three servings and for sure you will need a siesta after it, something that will no doubt be easier with the Christmas carols in the background.
No matter what your style is, Christmas is here and you will have everything you need in Madrid. Don’t hesitate and come and spend it with us. It will be an unforgettable experience.
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.
Can you imagine travelling on a real journey on an early-20th-century train from Madrid to Aranjuez? You can actually do this thanks to the legendary Strawberry Train, El Tren de la Fresa. It leaves the Railway Museum, the Museo del Ferrocarril, at 10.00am and returns from Aranjuez at 6.00pm. The price includes the historical value of travelling on such a machine, and it costs 29.90€ for adults and 14.95€ for children.
However, to immerse yourself in the picturesque world of trains you do not necessarily need to board one, since you can discover it at the Railway Museum itself, in the heart of the Arganzuela district. Located in the old Delicias station, which reminisces of the old steelwork stations like Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris, it contains an interesting collection of old locomotives.
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.