Monthly Archives: February 2008

Where to Buy and Sell Second-Hand Books in Madrid

by Katie Goldstein If you didn’t bother bringing your whole library with you to Madrid, have no fear. Madrid is home to several quality second-hand English bookshops for all your literary needs. The story doesn’t end at books, either: you … Continue reading

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How to Find a Room in Madrid

by Niels Klok Madrid being the capital of one of Europe’s most popular Mediterranean countries, it will not come as a surprise that housing its four million or so inhabitants is (to put it mildly) an issue of concern. The … Continue reading

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Where to eat a good Fabada in Madrid? … and other Asturian delights.

by Marina Diez When it’s cold in Madrid, nothing revives you like a good Fabada, the thick Asturian bean stew with chorizo, ham and morcilla (black pudding). Here are my three favourite Asturian restaurants to sample a great Fabada, as … Continue reading

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Five Vintage Clothing Shops

by Julie Espinosa Second-hand shopping is a fun pastime in any city and Madrid is no exception. Now the prices are nowhere near the rock-bottom steals I’ve found in cities in the U.S., but sometimes prices here are negotiable. Here … Continue reading

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Madrid Neighbourhoods: La Latina – Madrid at its Most Happening

by Katie Goldstein You can think of La Latina as Lavapiés’ more stylish older sister. The neighborhood is one of the most lively in Madrid thanks to the combination of a high concentration of good tapas bars and a young, … Continue reading

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How to Buy a Flat in Madrid

by Faye Davies In some ways buying property is easier than renting in Madrid (and prices right now are static if not falling); but here are some points to bear in mind: 1. Have a lot of cash. Although prices … Continue reading

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La Sal: A Post-Park or Prado Treat

by Faye Davies What better to follow a vigorous walk in Madrid’s Retiro than a glass of good wine and a selection of delicious tapas? The barrio to the east of the park is replete with eating options but (if … Continue reading

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