themed trips

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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Mercado de Motores

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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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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Joy of Living!

After a visit to San Isidro Cemetery “you’ll feel more alive than when you got in”. We wander through cypress-lined paths, we admire the monumental pantheons from the inside and we’ll be surprised by the profound silence in this oasis in the city. Would you like to get to know the people that rest in peace – who were they, how did they live, who did they love, by whom are they remembered – come with us on this unique experience that apart from the Cemetry takes you on a Grand Tour through the Madrid Rio-project… The details: Day & […]

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