Author Archives: Katie

About Katie

Katie is an English teaching assistant working at a bilingual public school in the center of Madrid.

Kids in Madrid: The Train Museum (Adults Too!)

by Ben Curtis The train museum, tucked away in an old station building to the south of Atocha, right next to Delicias Cercanias and Metro stations, is a fantastic way to spend a morning. On Saturdays from 11.30 until lunchtime … Continue reading

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Las Ventas

by Marina Diez Despite being completely against bull fighting I have to admit that Las Ventas bullring is an impressive construction. Luckily it has other uses apart from the obvious one. For example, from June through October it is used … Continue reading

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El Rastro

by Marina Diez This famous Sunday morning flea market, located next to La Latina, one of the oldest quarters of Madrid, has everything from clothes, bags and other paraphernalia, to the funny stalls dedicated to just one single thing: there … Continue reading

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An Evening on the Terrazas

by Amy Menchhofer The weather in Madrid has taken a turn towards summer and streets throughout the city have sprouted terrazas. You can surely find a sunny spot for a drink and a snack near your apartment or hotel, but … Continue reading

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Where to Do Yoga in Madrid

by Katie Goldstein Yoga is a great way to get a workout, relax, and focus on things you easily forget in the hubbub of city life. The offering of yoga classes in Madrid is quite diverse, both in terms of … Continue reading

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10 Things to Do During a Weekend in Madrid

This post originally appeared on our sister site notesfromspain.com. Recommendations for 10 things to do in Madrid 1. The Do or Die Arty No-Brainer Visit at least one of the big three art museums, the Prado, the Reina Sofia or … Continue reading

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You Can Get it for Free (in Madrid)

by Julie Espinosa There are tons of free things to take advantage of in Madrid, but this post goes beyond the normal standbys of parks, museums during certain hours and public healthcare. If you are hunting down frugal activities in … Continue reading

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