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Literary presentations: live books

By | 15 April, 2016 | 0 comments

Literary presentations are becoming increasingly popular in Madrid because, if you see actors live in a theatre and musicians on a stage, why not also see writers explaining the origin of their novel and its main points?

There are many different bookshops who host these presentations. Tipos Infames is one of the most representative ones if not the pioneer one, Read full article

Categories: Cultura Madrid

Eating healthy and delicious food is possible

By | 5 April, 2016 | 0 comments

Let’s use a cliché because, let’s face it, all clichés have some truth in them: it’s time to lose some pounds in order to be ready for the summer. And also, because good health is more than just having a good figure.

Eating proper, healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. You can verify that in restaurants such as My Veg (Calle Valverde, Read full article

Categories: Gastronomía Madrid

Las tabernas más antiguas y emblemáticas de Madrid

By | 19 February, 2016 | 0 comments

Still resisting serving food in square-shaped dishes and multivitamin juices, these are the places that could very well appear in works by Benito Pérez-Galdós, quite a feat for modern-day Madrid. One of them is the tavern of Antonio Sánchez, on Calle Mesón de Paredes, 13. Here, they serve delicious vermouth on tap and traditional tapas such as meatballs or snails. Read full article

Categories: Gastronomía Madrid

La ruta de los escritores

By | 9 January, 2016 | 0 comments

This year will be the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, author of the famous literary masterpiece Don Quixote. What better occasion to discover some of the main places of his life and work than now? One of them is the printing house at Calle Atocha, 87, the one owned by Juan de la Cuesta, Read full article

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Algunas sugerencias para una cena agradable

By | 18 December, 2015 | 0 comments

It can feel quite paralysing when you are in a big city, full of great restaurants, and you do not know where to start looking for a good restaurant, never mind which one to choose. That is why we are offering you a few tips. If you want something more classic and traditional (something which is becoming a rarity these days), Read full article

Categories: Gastronomía Madrid

Alicia nunca muere

By | 10 December, 2015 | 0 comments

The Tres Hermanas publishing house inaugurated their editorial career by publishing Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll last December in Madrid. There is something about this book that makes it timeless, a feeling showcased by the exhibition organised by Casa Encendida that exhibits up to 80 different copies of the famous novel first published in 1865. Read full article

Categories: Exposiciones Madrid

Meriendas con encanto (y libros)

By | 30 November, 2015 | 0 comments

La FugitivaThe tradition of taking a break mid-afternoon to recharge batteries for the rest of the day and have enough strength for the rest of the day should be recovered. In Madrid, there is a series of places where you can enjoy this healthy habit which is even better if accompanied by a book. Write down this name: Monpassa (Costanilla de los Desamparados, Read full article

Categories: Cultura Madrid, Gastronomía Madrid

Chipperfield, el encanto del minimalismo

By | 2 November, 2015 | 0 comments

Not as popular or high profile as Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster or Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield (London, 1953) is one of the architecture greats of the second half of the 20th century and the current one. For now, he is still to be awarded the Pritzker Prize but he does have the honour and prestige of being the only British architect to have been designated for the design of the brand-new Tate Modern in London. Read full article

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Teatro para combatir el otoño

By | 28 October, 2015 | 0 comments

Does autumn make you feel melancholic? Do you miss the heat and having a drink on the bar terraces? You can now forget about your worries with theatre and you will be able to forget the arrival of bad weather for at least two hours, since there are many plays you can go and watch. Read full article

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De calçotada en Madrid

By | 15 October, 2015 | 0 comments

calçots madridMadrid has always been a melting pot of cuisines from all over Spain and Catalan cuisine is no exception. Now that the cold is arriving so do the calçots, one of the most traditional and delicious products of Catalan gastronomy, accompanied by the famous romesco sauce. The calçot is like a long spring onion that is typical from the interior regions of Catalonia and it is cooked on the grill and then dipped in the sauce. Read full article

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