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Mercado de San Fernando Reinvented

(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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Ever considered visiting… a cemetery?

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

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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Sit back and relax on Matadero’s outdoor terrace

Now that we are sliding towards Autumn and temperatures start to soften down to more comfortable levels, it’s time to check out Matadero’s outdoor terrace right on Plaza Matadero, the cultural complex’ “courtyard”. In our humble opinion, it was about time that a bit of liveliness was added to this diamant in Madrid’s Industrial Architecture collection. Chapeau! Take it as a starting or ending point before/after a relaxing stroll along Madrid Rió’s banks…

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Architecture Week and beyond…

Although you’d tend to link architecture to a city like Barcelona, Madrid surprises us every year with its fair share of guided visits and exhibitions related to urban developement and buildings, concentrated in the Architecture Week (3-10 October). You still have three days to enjoy – for example – one of the interesting exhibitions about past and present of the Madrid Río-project (link to Madrid Río: Ideas and Reality). Don’t worry if you missed out on all of this… There are some worthwhile exhibitions that continue until well into November. We recommend the following: the 11th Spanish Architecture and Town […]

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