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The legendary elf of El Retiro

By | 8 April, 2020 | 0 comments

Duende Retiro

Madrid is a city full of secrets and hidden corners. El Retiro Park, the city’s green lung, is no exception: here we can feel an almost magical connection to the legends of the past. This is the story of the elf of El Retiro, and once you have read it you will want to rush to Madrid to look for the infamous creature. Read full article






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4 things you probably did not know about Madrid’s Casón del Buen Retiro

By | 1 April, 2020 | 0 comments

Casón del Buen Retiro

There is a stunning building on C/ Alfonso XII that stands majestically alone, easily identifiable by its façade’s four perfect columns and neoclassical style. It is none other than the Casón del Buen Retiro, an enigmatic building whose history is a fascinating and little-known tale we will share in this post.

1) It was originally a ballroom

It is mostly known for being annexed to El Prado Museum, Read full article

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5 minutes away: Convent of Las Descalzas Reales

By | 18 March, 2020 | 0 comments

Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

 

This week we continue our series of articles about lesser known monuments in the city centre that can be visited by walking only 5 minutes from our hotel in Puerta del Sol.

With its brick walls and plateresque façade, this religious building inhabited by cloistered nuns since 1559 is a living, breathing part of Madrid’s history. Read full article

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5 minutes away: The Royal Academy of Medicine

By | 11 March, 2020 | 0 comments

Real Academia Medicina

 

Though you won’t be able to go in, the wonderful façade of the Royal Academy of Medicine is well worth a visit. As it is only a 5-minute walk away from our hotel, we recommend you take a moment to admire this beautiful neoclassical building on C/ Arrieta, next to the Royal Theatre.

The most impressive part are the two commanding caryatids that flank the door representing Atlas, Read full article

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5 minutes away: Royal Monastery of the Incarnation

By | 4 March, 2020 | 0 comments

Cúpula de la iglesia del Real Monasterio de la EncarnaciónCúpula de la iglesia del Real Monasterio de la Encarnación

Thanks to its privileged location in the heart of Madrid, several historical buildings that are well worth a visit are only 5 minutes’ walk away from our hotel. Some of them are well known – such as the Royal Theatre or the Almudena Cathedral – and others, less so. This is the case of the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation, Read full article

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Tutankhamun in Madrid

By | 5 February, 2020 | 0 comments

Tutankhamon The famous burial mask of King Tutankhamun is housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt. The 11-kg mask is made of gold, glass and gemstones. The Nemes headdress features a vulture, symbolising sovereignty over Upper Egypt, and a cobra, for sovereignty over Lower Egypt.

Egyptian civilisation was born thousands of years ago on the shores of the Nile. Read full article

Categories: Guías Madrid, Madrid Diversión

See Madrid differently: Pedal the city

By | 8 January, 2020 | 0 comments

Cicloturismo en Madrid

The most typical ways to see a city usually include riding a bus or joining a troupe of tourists following a guide on foot. In today’s post we are proposing a few cycle routes that will “get you off the bus” and allow you to see the city by bike; the perfect mix of sport and culture. Read full article

Categories: Madrid Diversión, Madrid Turismo

Traditional Christmas confectionery in Madrid

By | 2 January, 2020 | 0 comments

Dulces navideños en Madrid

One of the most important parts of a Christmas party is, of course, the food, and that’s true in Madrid and every other city in Spain.  Christmas is a time for eating and big family dinners that often result in very full bellies. It is also the perfect time to enjoy desserts, and that’s why there are a whole host of typical festive sweets. Read full article

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Christmas with children in Madrid: Cortylandia

By | 4 December, 2019 | 0 comments

Cortylandia

 

If you used to visit Madrid during the Christmas holidays when you were a child, you probably treasure a memory of the songs of Cortylandia. At the end of the day, nostalgia is a big part of these celebrations. Why not relive those wonderful years? The show organised by El Corte Inglés every month of December since 1979 awaits one more year on Maestro Victoria Street. Read full article

Categories: Madrid Cultura, Madrid Diversión

Madrid International Pastry

By | 20 November, 2019 | 0 comments

Madrid International Pastry

There are few things more typical of Madrid than churros, and Madrid’s churros are slowly making a place for themselves in the world of haute cuisine. In fact, Madrid is becoming an increasingly important city in terms of patisserie on an international level – and not just because of the delicious churros and chocolate. Next 25 and 26 November, Read full article

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