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Faunia: a nature theme park in Madrid

Faunia is a private zoo en Madrid. It open its doors for the first time in 2001. Its official name is Parque Biológico de Madrid (Madrid Biopark), but is better known as Faunia. It is not a regular zoo, here animal are located in a space that duplicates its real habitat. If you are looking […]

Madrid Botanical Garden

What to do in Madrid in May

May has come with its great weather and its sunny days. The long days of May are the perfect time to discover Madrid. Here are some ideas to enjoy the city in May. Madrid Museums You probably know already that Madrid has one of the finest collections of art shown in Museo del Prado. Taking […]

Amusement park Madrid

10 things to do in Madrid with children

Madrid is a great places to plan a family getaway in Europe. The parks and the museums in the city usually organize special activities for children and teenagers. There are plenty of places and activities to do for the children and for the entire family. Come and enjoy with this 10 things to do in […]

Panoramic of the building 16 in Matadero de Madrid

Regarding the enormous success with the project in the Meatpacking District in New York, the city of Madrid decided in 1996 to turn their former slaughterhouse and livestock market into a Cultural Center. The Matadero Madrid is a space devoted to creativity. It’s a training center, a gallery, a convention center, and a theater; it’s simply a place for contemporary art and culture.

The original building dates from 1911 and was consider one of the most singular building of the 20th century in Madrid. The architectural transformation of the Matadero Madrid has been also awarded by the critic, regarding the great implementation of the space with its new function.

Nowadays, there are 13 buildings reconstructed of the original 68. Each building has a specific function. The most visited ones are Casa del Lector –The readers House- a place dedicated to promote reading and literature, the Cinematheque and Nave de la Música.  This last building hosts the entire institution music program, including a radio station, concerts, a professional recording studio and classrooms. There is also a theater, called Naves del Español, a space for contemporary national drama shows.

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Madrid procession Holy Week

Holy Week in Madrid

Holy Week is a very special time in Madrid. The city welcomes thousands of tourists during these days who come to the capital of Spain to discover interesting attractions such as processions and Madrid Tapas Tours based on traditional food and concerts,and  many of them are religious. In this article you will find all the […]

Clearly, Spring is the best season to visit Madrid. The temperatures are mild, the weather is dry and the citizens of the capital are happier. The terraces are usually full of people, many events are organized and the main festivities of the region take place during this time. And of course, it is a perfect season to have a walk in the parks. For instance, in the Retiro Park: its pond and its Crystal Palace will amaze you.

The Rastro Market, which is the most famous flea market in the capital of Spain, is also interesting in Spring. If you have time, you can also visit the colourful market of flowers installed in Tirso de Molina Square. The festivities of San Isidro, the first bullfights of the season and the decisive matches for Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid are also a good attraction for tourists.

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The 5 best places to skate in Madrid

Skating is one of the best things to do in Madrid, at least if you like speed and sport. Scattered around the city there are several places to practice this urban and fun activity. In this article we will tell you the most attractive ones. Write it down, put your skates inside your suitcase and […]

If you are young, urban and modern, you shouldn’t have any doubt about where to go shopping in Madrid. The answer is Fuencarral street

As we told you in a previous video, Madrid has many areas to go shopping. On this occasion we suggest to you to have a walk around Fuencarral Street, which is a commercial avenue in central Madrid. This is a perfect place for those who love urban and alternative fashion, and it is always full of young people who buy the latest trends.

This street is also lovely because of its most commercial stretch (the one that begins in Gran Via)that is pedestrian, so you can walk up and down quietly. Chueca borough, which is the gay area in Madrid, is really close to this street and its influence can be appreciated in the showcases of these shops. Tribunal and Malasaña borough, is one of the liveliest areas to go  out to at night. It is also very near here, so a perfect plan for you could be shopping and  then later having a cup.

here are many Madrid tourist sites related to Literature, especially in the so-called Barrio de las Letras, a borough with a rich history for writers and books

Madrid tourist sites related to Literature

If you love the literary world you will find many Madrid tourist sites that have so much to offer for your Literature crowd, especially if you walk around the Barrio de las Letras.  This is a borough in the city that is tightly related to the masters of Spanish Literature, who stood out in the […]

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