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We know you want to: Try the Segway

By | 25 August, 2015 | 0 comments

Segway MadridYou have probably seen it around the streets of Madrid and other European capitals. Segways are those motorised vehicles that run on two large wheels, and there are many companies in Madrid that offer rental services of this peculiar transport. One of them is Madrid-Segway, which offers tours for prices that range from 25 to 59 euros. The Essential Madrid Tour costs 25 euros and comprises a guided tour around the city centre, with stops in emblematic places such as Puerta del Sol, San Miguel Market or Palacio Real.

General tours cost 35 euros for 90 minutes and 59 euros for 150 minutes. These tours cover a comprehensive amount of ground and also go to green spaces such as Madrid Río and offer nice touches like a free tapa in San Miguel market.

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PhotoEspaña Immerses Itself in Latin America

By | 2 June, 2015 | 0 comments

photo espana 2015The classic multi-space photography exhibition in Madrid is going to immerse itself in Latin America for its 18th edition, following the trend from last year to have a geographical theme for each edition. Let’s see some of the proposals that are part of the official section.

One of them is “Print and detonate. Photography in Mexico ca. 2015’, which offers a vision of the deep social and political transformations that the country has endured in the last few years through a selection of excellent photos by local photographers. You can see it at CentroCentro Cibeles, Plaza de Cibeles, 1, from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am until 8.00pm. Entry is free.

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Finish the Day with a Laugh

By | 25 May, 2015 | 0 comments

Comedia MadridThe stand-up comedy genre has slowly found its place in Madrid, this time to stay, and the city already has many comedy clubs that only put on stand-up shows. Here are a few suggestions:

La Chocita del Loro, on Gran Vía, 70, is the perfect place to combine a few laughs with some drinks. The club preserves the magic of its previous life, Teatro Senador, one of the many theatres that used to exist on Gran Vía and today you can enjoy many different stand-up comedians every single day. La Chocita has seen all the main and most famous Spanish comedians, actors and presenters on its stage so it is worth paying the 17€ (without a drink) that it costs to get in.

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Madreat, Culture with Flavour

By | 15 May, 2015 | 0 comments

madreatIf there is something that locals and tourists agree about Madrid, is that the city is a place open to any kind of trend. Madreat is one of those initiatives that push Madrid to become more and more similar to other cities that are more avant-garde in culture and leisure such as New York, Berlin or London.

Madreat, an essential event in Madrid’s gastronomic calendar, is a street market, a fashion that started in Los Angeles and that has slowly established itself in all European capitals. Madreat takes place every third weekend of the month at the AZCA complex, a unique urban and architectonic framework that is Madrid’s financial centre during weekdays.

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The Best Rice Restaurants in Madrid

By | 15 April, 2015 | 0 comments

arrocerias madridSome say that you cannot eat a good paella in Madrid, because there is no way you can enjoy this delicious Valencian dish far from the beaches. Proof that this notion is wrong is the existence of restaurants like El Ventorrillo Murciano, in the Antón Martín district (Calle Tres Peces, 20), which offers excellent rice dishes (arroz a banda, arroz negro, rice with Murcian sausage…). It is a popular and busy place with some traditional twists, so it’s worth booking a table in advance, which you can do by calling +34 91 5288309.

Younger and modern is Rice Bar La Bomba, on Calle Augusto Figueroa, 33 (Chueca). It is a relatively new restaurant that uses a unique procedure to cook its rices, using the vacuum technique that shortens cooking times and gives it a unique result. As well as rices, there are famous dishes like the Russian salad, butifarra de Rovira (pork sausage) and Pavlovas for dessert, a dessert made of meringue that has even made some printed media in the Spanish capital.

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