"Los fusilamientos del 3 de mayo" de Francisco de Goya

Seamstress Manuela Malasaña

2nd of May is Madrid’s region festivity, and they eay to remember heroes and heroines who rebelled against French occupation in 1808. One of the people who rised up was the young seamstress Manuela Malasaña. She, along with many others, was killed by French soldiers, in the neighbourhood that nowadays bears her name. In an […]

Shabby bars

Shabby bars

If somebody tells you about shabby things, you may not be willing to buy it, mostly when talking about electronics, as you will think it’s old fashion outdated staff. Neither you will like a shabby present on your birthday. And of course nobody likes going on holidays and staying in a shabby hotel. This word […]

The best craft beer bars in Madrid

Madrid is a city with a thriving nightlife and a lot of bars to have good times with friends. In this post we want to recommend you the best craft beer bars in Madrid. One of the most common traditions in Madrid is meeting for pub crowling, “tomar cañas”. Before lunch, before dinner, any time […]

Almudena’s myth and the conquest of Madrid

Madrid was founded by arabs in the 9th Century, and its original name was Mayrit. Castilla’s Cristian king, Alfonso VI, conquered the city at the end of 11th Century. Virgin of the Almudena and the conquest of Madrid are closely related: from that moment the leyend of Almudena was born. The word Almudena comes from […]

The origin of Madrid

Most Madrilenians don’t know about the origin of Madrid. The orginal name of the city was “Mayrit”, an arab word that may mean “plenty of water”. In Madrid there’s no navigable river and the city is far from any sea. The, why calling it “plenty of water”?. Emir Mohamed I of Cordoba (852-886) built a […]

La Paloma festivities

Fiestas de La Paloma If you’re planning to be in Madrid around 11 to 15 of August, you can´t miss La Paloma festivities, in La Latina neighbourhood, one of the oldest in Madrid. You will enjoy many open air free activities, such as concerts. We specially recommend Raimundo Amador show on 15th August at 22:30 […]

Museo de San Isidro

More than Prado Museum

In Madrid there are more museums to visit than the the fabulous three big ones: Museo Thyssen, Museo Reina Sofía y Museo del Prado. A lot of little museums all over the city have much to offer, and many of them are entrance free. Madrid’s history Museum and San Isidro Museum bring you the history of […]

Cultura de verano en Madrid

En verano, Madrid no cierra por vacaciones. Muy al contrario, teatros, cines, y otros muchos espacios no abiertos al público normalmente, así como parques y jardines, se abren por las noches a una gran oferta cultural. Cines de verano en diferentes lugares al aire libre: el Parque de la bombilla, Conde Duque, el patio del […]

¡Nos encanta el verano!

¡Nos encanta el verano! Llevmos un mes disfrutando del buen tiempo de Madrid y de actividades al aire libre, ¡Nuestras favoritas! Hemos recorrido los mejores parques de la ciudad: El Retiro, El parque del Oeste con su Rosaleda y el antiguo templo de Debod, el Parque de las siete tetas, con las mejores vistas de […]

Aprender español es más divertido con amigos

¡Aprender español es más divertido con amigos! Por eso, los estudiantes están encantados con las actividades que organizamos todas las tardes donde practicamos español, descubrimos la ciudad y conocemos muchísima gente nueva. Esta vez, las actividades favoritas han sido al aire libre. Por un lado, el paseo en bici por Madrid Río, que fue genial […]