Madrid´s hot!

julio 18th, 2016

There we go: we officially reached the hottest period of the year. Time of ice creams, slowing down your rhythm and air conditioning, loads of air conditioning. Everyone knows that the capital´s biggest frustration is that it doesn´t have a beach. So we go in search for refreshment in other places. Some ideas we wanted to share with you: 1. In the Madrid Río park (alongside the Manzanares river) you´ll find a beach without sea and without sand, but with loads of fountains, playing kids and sunbathing moms. La Playa de Madrid       2. Inside the biggest park […]

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Get to know our Madrid-style dinners!

marzo 25th, 2016

The only thing we’ve got is an address of a “madrileña” when we ring the bell at a door in just another street in just another barrio in Madrid. We don´t know what to expect. Then the door sweeps open and Naima welcomes us. While we enjoy the food, we peek into the daily life in Madrid at first hand.   We dine at a beautiful house, decorated in Moroccan style. Naima was born in Morocco and 24 years ago she came to Spain in search of a different culture. By opening her house Naima doesn‘t only want to immerse […]

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GET TO KNOW MADRID WITH MADWAY!

febrero 29th, 2016

MadWay is a company that organizes alternative experiences in Madrid and that discovers with you the hidden spots of the city in a passionate way.       Every year we organize a free activity for all our loyal clients and for everyone who still doesn‘t know who we are and what we do. Join us on SATURDAY the 5th OF MARCH on our route through Madrid and let us surprise you through the city that inspires us already for seven years! Departure: 10:30 AM from la Plaza de Chamberí (Andén 0) Theme: A walking tour from the “ghost station” of […]

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The way to Madrid’s heart is through its stomach

enero 22nd, 2016

New tour for foodies in Chueca neighborhood Eating local food is the fastest way to discover what fascinates people somewhere, and what they like. Apart from its famous museums, beautiful parks and sparkling nightlife, Madrid is the place to be foodwise. What better way to get to know the city then to literally taste it? With more bars per capita than any other country in the EU, Spain is a treasure trove of possibilities when it comes to delicious food. Thanks to immigration Madrid is a melting pot of typical food from every region of Spain. Andalucian bars offering gazpacho sit alongside Galician […]

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How to survive January in Madrid?

enero 13th, 2016

December is over. In January there’s no broadcasting of Love Actually, no Christmas market at the Plaza Mayor, no Nativity Scenes. Last month you have seen your family more than normal – and maybe more than necessary – and you have celebrated New Year’s Eve. Now the Christmas tree has silently left the house. It’s 2016 (Happy New Year by the way) and things can go back to normal. So what to do in January in Madrid? And what are our hopes (or wishes) for the New Year? Three of our colleagues tell you.   HOW TO SURVIVE THE POST-FIESTAS IN […]

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Christmas a lo Madrileño

noviembre 24th, 2015

One of our friends starts the countdown till Christmas in October. With every Christmas tree that he sees and with every plastic snowflake in a shop window he gets more excited, with the highlight being the annual broadcasting of Love Actually. Hugh Grant might not come walking down Gran Vía, but there’s plenty of Christmas for everyone in Spain’s capital. This Friday the Christmas lights will be switched on in more than ninety streets. Since 2003 Madrid transforms the Dark Days into an enlightened event: this year almost four million bulbs shine their light on the city during fourty days. […]

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Our new Vermouth Route: Rediscovering an Old Classic

octubre 30th, 2015

“Quedar a la hora del vermut” means something like “to meet up around one or two in the afternoon to have a vermouth, just before lunch”. It’s a long-standing tradition that is seeing resurgence in popularity. Vermouth is back! Malasaña, once a seedy part of Madrid, has seen a lot of gentrification over the past few years and is now known as the heart of local hipster activity. This is a barrio where old bars are peppered amongst shiny modern places catering to the latest trends. This is also the neighborhood where our brand-new tour takes place. Malasaña’s scene is […]

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Art Galleries “For Dummies”

septiembre 30th, 2015

Eloisa Avila awaits us in front of the first-out-of-five art galleries in the Barrio de Las Salesas. In the next two hours she’ll take us on one of her Art Gallery Tours “showing the most innovative art through an entertaining and affordable journey. A different tour to enjoy the contemporary art scene”. And it surely IS entertaining! Eloisa talks passionately and in “down to earth” terms about contemporary art in general and more specifically about the artists and their work on display. The abstract artwork comes to life through her vivid explanation of the concept or meaning or story behind […]

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How to survive August in Madrid

agosto 7th, 2015

  In August Madrid comes to a near standstill as locals flee to the coast and mountains, and those left behind loaf around their living rooms complaining about the heat day and night and wishing they were in far-off places where the air is cooler and the beds are easier to sleep in. Godforsaken August. Silent August. August for the pringados who have to work or have nowhere to go or nothing to do. It seems that the capital of Spain has nodded off for a long summer’s nap until activity is restored in September. You´ll see signs in shop windows saying “Cerrado por […]

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