Fiestas in August

August 5th, 2015

    That Madrid is quiet during August doesn’t mean Madrid is dead. There are still loads around and fun to be had. For example Las Fiestas de la Paloma!  Just head down to La Latina and see for yourself as you get swept away by this vibrant fiesta. Thousands of people fill the streets while the bars mount their counters outside and set up outdoor cafés for everyone to enjoy. The men are dressed as the typical chulaposand women are wearing their mantón de Manila. There is nothing surprising about this late summer fest.  August 15th is a national holiday in Spain, The […]

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Beat the heat wave in Madrid

July 10th, 2015

It´s hot in Madrid! Spain remains locked into a prolonged heat wave which will continue into late July. Madrid already broke the all-time June high temperature records. We ask three of our guides where to seek (and find) refreshment this summer. 1: Where do you find your refreshment in the capital? 2: What´s the best rooftop terrace Madrid has to offer? 3: Where to find the best ice cream in town? KATELEINE (guide in Dutch, English, Spanish and Italian. Actress) 1. Refreshment: I used to go to the chorros at Madrid Rio Park with my kids, but there are too many people […]

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Mercado de San Fernando Reinvented

December 28th, 2013

(copyright foto: Madrid Differente) This is a copy of the guest-blog that Arma wrote for the blog of LAGroup, an advisory bureau in the sector of culture and leisure time for which she worked back when she lived in Holland. You can find the original blog-post here. Nu het bijna-napoleontische tijdperk van megalomane publieke investeringen in Madrid (denk aan top down geïnitieerde projecten als Madrid Rio, het nieuwe gemeentehuis in het Palacio de Cibeles en niet te vergeten de tot drie keer toe verloren bid om de Olympische Spelen) door de langdurige economische crisis tot een halt is geroepen, waait […]

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Mercado de Motores

December 10th, 2013

This weekend we discovered the ‘Mercado de Motores‘, which, despite what the name might indicate, has nothing to do with the buying of selling of motors. This market was celebrated in the ‘Nave de los Motores’ in Matadero up until last year and the new edition, in the Railway Museum of Madrid inherited the original name. Celebrated every second weekend of the month from September up until December 2013, the market takes place in the old railway station of Delicias, which once upon a time had a direct connection with Lisbon. Built in 1880, it is the oldest monumental railway […]

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Wines from Madrid in Conde Duque

November 20th, 2013

Here is another one of those inititives we love about Madrid! Small events in one of the neighbourhoods or ‘barrios’ that Madrid is famous for. Last month we brought ‘Tapapiés’ to you, now we are back with the ‘1st week of wines from Madrid’. The region around Madrid is not an obvious choice when it comes to wines, but over the years we have discovered that it actually has a lot to offer. There are 44 wineries around Madrid which carry the D.O. or the ‘Denominación de Origen’ Wines from Madrid quality mark. No less than 21 wineries are open […]

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Ever considered visiting… a cemetery?

November 1st, 2013

Todays Spanish holiday, All Saints’ Day, inspired us to write about one of our very unique visits. Maybe you have noticed it walking or cycling along the Madrid Río park. The cemetery of San Isidro, the oldest still exisiting cemetery of Madrid. It lies on the south bank of the river, towering over the city. Located there, outside of the city center, in the 1850s so that the stench and the gases from the graves wouldn’t reach the city… Nowadays we can enjoy the graveyard, wandering around the monuments and family chapels, but this place houses many famous objects such […]

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And… we’re back! With Tapapiés

October 24th, 2013

After a tumultuous year of internal changes and growing pains, we are reviving our blog. Instead of just one person writing, there will be three! Please meet the MadWay team: Arma, Yolanda and Sjoukje. In the near future we will also present our fantastic monitors to you, so you get a better idea of who work together on the MadWay-experience. For now, we would like to seduce you to visit the neighbourhood of Lavapiés if you are in town in the next three days. Don’t miss the 3rd edition of the Tapapíes festival! 75 bars offering a special tapa at […]

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National Archaeology Museum Behind The Scenes

March 14th, 2012

Until its opening in 2013 – the guide didn’t want to give us an exact date yet – the National Archaelogy Museum in Madrid organizes Sneak Preview Guided Visits to see for yourself how these years and years of reconstruction work is turning out. We wandered through more and less finished corridors and rooms, literally stepping over packed pieces and admired the José Manuel Ballester photography exhibition covering the masterpiece “under construction”. Like to subscribe? Look at http://madrid.tribalddb.es/man/la-visita.html or write an e-mail to visitasman.grupo@MCU.ES Like to have a look from your chair? Click on the following link http://madrid.tribalddb.es/man/ver-para-creer.html

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Pedal, laugh & sing with… Ambrus “The litte Hungarian” • Bike Brass Band

February 14th, 2012

Who are you and what is your professional passion?My name is Ambrus Horváth “The Hungarian”. I have lived in Madrid for seven years. Love brought me to this marvelous and enlightened city. I am a musician and private trumpet teacher. I play in serveral music formations and Bike Brass Band is the most international group. Miguel is from Mallorca and plays tuba, Gianni is from Switzerland and plays the flugelhorn, Tomás is Czech and sax player, Brice from France plays trombone and me. I love entertaining music and humor. What will you and MadWay offer the traveller? I would love […]

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