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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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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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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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What is a "Menú del Día"?

by Marina Diez It’s common for Spanish workers to take a lunch break in the middle of their working day. The usual thing is to go out to a restaurant and have a menú del día, menu of the day. … Continue reading

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What is the weather like in Madrid?

by Faye Davies When people ask if I like living in Madrid, I say, ‘No one ever goes to bed and the sky’s always blue. What do you think?’ The former observation is a slight exaggeration (Sunday nights are quiet); … Continue reading

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Highlights and Tips from a Semestre Studying in Madrid

by Michael Loiacono Michael Loiacono has spent the last 4 months studying at Syracuse Universtiy in Madrid as part of a student exchange program. He’s also been an invaluable intern, helping us out with Notes from Madrid and our other … Continue reading

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