Madrid is a fascinating city, home to great museums such as the Prado and the Royal Palace. Visitors can shop till they drop at El Rastro, the city’s famous flea market, and they can indulge in Madrid’s specialty: churros dipped in thick hot chocolate.
Tourists flood the area of Madrid's "Museum Mile" — a stretch of the huge, eight-lane Paseo del Prado thoroughfare that's home to Spain's most renowned art museums. It's smoggy and crowded with all the traffic. At the CaixaForum, an arts foundation, people pause.
Every morning at eight, my teammates and I would storm the bathroom armed with hair straighteners and tubs of wax and gel. The smaller boys would fight the taller ones for a spot near the bathroom mirrors; We respected the hierarchy within our ranks, but we respected our own beauty regimen more.
I'm a software developer considering moving to Spain for non-career-related reasons. That said, the job opportunities there are a huge factor in whether I'll actually go. I've narrowed down to Madrid and Barcelona as the two best options, at least regarding jobs.
Isabel Eva Bohrer is a freelance writer and photographer livin’ la vida local in Madrid. In homage to the Spanish capital, she currently publishes MADbudget: The Ultimate Guide to Madrid. Here’s what she has to say about her favorite city.
It is 10pm in the Madrid neighbourhood of La Latina, one of the city’s oldest areas, and the cobbled streets thrum with the sounds of people enjoying plates of gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) and cocido Madrileño (a hearty chickpea, pork and chorizo stew).
Where do we begin? I want to tell you about how my grandfather changed my life. But I also want to tell you about Ronaldo. And about Romario hanging out of the airplane, and about the orange Volkswagen. We have a lot to talk about. Let’s start with a smell.
The average building height in downtown Madrid (5-6 stories) may not be as high as in Chicago (30-40 stories) but it is exactly for that reason than any building with more than 4 stories often hide a potentially interesting spot on its top floor.
MADRID — On a warm spring day outside Estadio Vicente Calderón, home of Atlético Madrid, a couple of workmen in fluorescent yellow vests are attending to a large steel door.
On a late March day, a bald man sits cross-legged on a stone wall in the corner of Bayern Munich’s Sabener Strasse training ground. Squinting slightly, with arms crossed, this wannabe coach studies the Bavarians’ every move intently.
There are many things to do in Madrid, but you can visit the best in 3 days. Madrid is a cultural European city, ideal for the classic traveler who loves art. The best option to get from Barajas Airport to Madrid centre is the metro (pink line 8).
Real Madrid’s coach does not say much but when he does people listen, and his second Champions League win underlined how attuned he is to his players On his 20th Champions League night, Zinédine Zidane left with his second European Cup – as many as Pep Guardiola, José Mourinho or S
Real Madrid midfielder will probably start the Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff after supporting roles from the bench in the previous two Real Madrid midfielder will probably start the Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff after supporting roles from the be
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When Real Madrid meet Atlético in the Champions League final on Saturday, it will be more than just a historic derby, but a rivalry about power and wealth in 21st-century Spain When Real Madrid meet Atlético in the Champions League final on Saturday, it will be more than just a historic
Like many first-generation Americans my age, I learned Spanish on the fly. My Panamanian mother spoke to my brother and me in Spanish. We answered in English. Back then, in New York City in the late 1970s and ’80s, being able to speak flawless English was a prize.
While I was in Europe earlier this month, I finally managed to visit Madrid. Years ago I went to Madrid but was deathly sick and didn’t do much while I was there. So as I spent a week riding the rails around Europe, I made Madrid a definite stop on my tour.
This Madrid walk includes historical sites and the spot where all Spanish roads are measured. If you have a sweet tooth, order a treat from an order of cloistered nuns. The (1) Puerta del Sol has been the bustling heart of Madrid since the 17th century.
Since the 2008 economic crisis, Madrid has become the epicentre of major political and urban change.
An airport transfer service which Uber offers in the Spanish capital Madrid has been referred by the city council to the country’s national antitrust watchdog, the CNMC, for review, Reuters reports.
The entire cycle of Zinedine Zidane's vast success at Real Madrid -- player, ambassador, football director, assistant coach, Castilla coach and now record-breaking first-team manager -- began in Monte Carlo.
They are supposed to be the best of enemies: the socialists revered by the Stretford End and the club who were supported by Franco and have raided Manchester United’s academy.
The foundation for the Champions League final win was laid by excellent work down the right flank which overwhelmed the converted wide players featuring on the Juventus left The foundation for the Champions League final win was laid by excellent work down the right flank which overwhelm
Madrid scored in every game this season. They are one game from a first league and European Cup double in 59 years. This is historic, even for them Madrid scored in every game this season. They are one game from a first league and European Cup double in 59 years. This is historic, even for them
MADRID — Hidden at the end of a quiet street in Tetuán, a working-class quarter here that’s home to South American and Chinese immigrants, DiverXO looks more like an amateur art gallery than a Michelin three-star restaurant.
For many American wanderlusters, Spain is synonymous with Barcelona, that Catalonian coastal oasis famous for fresh seafood, amazing art, and, of course, loads upon loads of fanny-packed travelers.
Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, has a net worth of $1.8 billion, according to Forbes. He is one of Spain's most powerful people, on the same footing as the chairman of Santander bank and the prime minister. Perez has a taxing day job.
The small plates at KultO, one of a growing number of new tapas bars on Calle Ibiza, in the Retiro neighborhood of Madrid, reflect a larger trend of eating out in Spain: After years of molecular gastronomy, a more recognizable cuisine is now the fashion.
No trip to Spain is complete without visiting the beautiful capital of Madrid. Contributing its own unique flavor to the cultural amalgam of modern day Spain, Madrid’s vibrant personality abounds with history, attractions and unparalleled photo opportunities alike.