Famous bullfighters in Spain

A matador in the ring

Bullfighting is rooted tradition in Spain. It was practice in Europe by the Greeks and the Romans, becoming a traditional practice in the Mediterranean world. It was exported to Latin America with the Spaniard pilgrims and become a very important show in México, Colombia, Equator, …

El Escorial

Getting to the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial From Madrid visitors can take either bus number 664 or 661 or the train line C-8 from Atocha Station. If you really want to enjoy this magnificent place without worrying on how to get …

How to buy tickets for bullfight?

Las Ventas Bullring

Las Ventas bullfighting ring was built in 1934 in Mozarabic style. It has a capacity of 23,000 spectators. Unfortunately, 80% of the tickets belong to season subscribers. If you want to assist to a bullfight, especially during the San Isidro Festivities, make sure to buy your tickets within a month in advance.

Bullfight tickets are numbered and divided in three main areas: shade, sun and shade and sun. Since the bullfight always takes place at the same time of the day, the sun seats are the ones getting all the sunlight –and the heat—during the show. Moreover, the shade seats are the ones in shade during the show.

Each are is divided in different sections called Tendidos. The tendidos, in turn, are divided into five seats categories: VIP, first category, second category, third category, forth category.  The VIP category seats are the one closer to the arena. The higher the category the farther the seat are from the arena.

The best Flamenco shows in Madrid

Flamenco is a folk music and dance typical of the Andalusia region in Spain. A flamenco show implicated four different expression, singing called cante, guitar playing called toque, dancing and rhythmical hand clapping called palmas. There are proves that show flamenco has been a Spanish …

The best Curry in Madrid

Curry meal in Tadoori Station Madrid

Curry has become one of Madrid locals’ favorites’ food. The amount of Indian, Malayan and Thai restaurants has increase in Madrid in the past years. For those of you that haven give a chance to curry, let me explain you a little bit about.

What is curry?

Curry is the generic term for a wide variety of dishes whose origins are Southeastern Asia. They all have in common a mix of spices and a cooking method. The main spices included in curry powder are turmeric, coriander and cumin, but also it include a wide range of additional spices depending on the personal recipe.

The best Curry in Madrid

Of course, where to eat the best Madrid curry is a matter of how you like it. Anyway I will recommend your two of the best Asian restaurant in Madrid. Tandoori Station, located in Salamanca district, is probably the best place to eat curry in Madrid. They have a wide variety of Hindi dishes, great service and a very well decorated restaurant. Oam Thong, in Corazón de María Street, is the best Thai restaurant in Madrid; their curries are great and prices are good.

Calle Segovia

Royal Palace, Cathedral and Calle Segovia in Madrid

Calle Segovia is one of the most famous ways in Madrid. It is located in Royal Palace borough and goes from Puerta Cerrada to Segovia Bridge. This way draws a straight line inside downtown from a medieval entrance to Madrid. In 1561, Felipe II built its residence, the Real Alcazar, on this street.

Unfortunately, the Real Alcazar burned down and the actual Royal Palace started to be built in the same area in 1738. The best way to visit Calle Segovia and its surroundings is by a Madrid walking tour including Royal Palace.

Now a days, the Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. There are certain areas of the Palace that can be visit, like the royal armor, the paintings gallery and the Jardín del Moro -a beautiful garden.

Besides de Royal Palace, Calle Segovia has interesting visit along its way like: San Pedro el Viejo church, Anglona Palace and tis gardens, Plaza de la Paja, Casa del Pastor, Segovia Bridge and Las Vistillas Garden. Another important place to visit next to Calle Segovia is Madrid Cathedral.