Category Archives: Culture

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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To See: Palacio Real, To Avoid: Palacio Real Guided Tour

by Amy Menchhofer “Para gustos hay colores.” This common Spanish phrase, meaning more or less that there are as many preferences as there are colors, sums up the state of affairs when discussing the famous Palacio Real in Madrid. The … Continue reading

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Andén 0: The Chamberí Metro Museum

by Richard Morley This week I was one of the first visitors to Madrid’s latest attraction. In 1966 the Ministry of Public Works, finding that Chamberí Metro station could not be easily modified to take the new six-carriage trains and … Continue reading

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The Reina Sofia Museum – Modern Art in Madrid

by Katie Goldstein The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía houses the modern art portion of Madrid’s Golden Triangle in a former hospital. The mostly 20th-century Spanish art collection is well suited to the vast spaces of the hospital: … Continue reading

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Madrid: Fancy Flamenco?

by Faye Davies If my knowledge of flamenco (and pockets) were deeper, I’d be using this space to give you a concise and comprehensive review of Madrid’s tablaos (flamenco joints). As it is, this post is going to be more … Continue reading

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Surviving Madrid’s Prado Museum, Part 2 – The Power Tour

by Niels Klok (Continuing from Part 1 – Intro to the Prado…) Entering the museum through the “Puerta Alta de Goya” (at the top of the stairs outside, so on the first floor), look at your map and head (counter-intuitively) … Continue reading

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Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: Madrid’s Must-See Museum

by Julie Espinosa You may hear less mention of the Museo Thyssen – Bornemisza than of Madrid’s other two famous art museums, but that’s only because its name is tricky to pronounce. There’s no reason to overlook this corner of … Continue reading

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