Mad Garden Festival

The Madgarden Festival takes places between the 26th June and the 27th July. It takes place in the Jardín Botánico de Alfonso XIII at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Acts include the Beach Boys, Booby Mc Ferrin, Pat Metheny, Chicago, amongst others. Website Madgarden ’14 Map

Holy Week (Semana Santa) in Madrid

Spain is a predominantly Catholic country – regardless of whether people try to say it has become more secular (acceding to the Spanish statistics office 92% of the population have been baptised Catholic). And as in other mediterranean countries (Italy, Portugal and Malta) the Holy Week is the focal point of the church calendar. All […]

Eddie Izzard To Perform In Spain For First Time

If you’re from the UK, you are probably familiar with the comedian Eddie Izzard. For those who are not, you may want to type his name into YouTube. Well, for the first time ever he will be performing in Spain – Madrid actually – and you have 6 nights to catch him. But the only […]

Charlie Chaplin at the Teatro de La Zarzuela

This looks like it could be fun. We have all seen (I assume) the films of Charlie Chaplin on tv – or possibly at the cinema. But how about watching one of his films – The Circus – at the theatre and with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid providing the score? Well, this […]

National Archaeological Museum Re-Opens April 1st

After two and a half years and with the help of over 1,200 architects, carpenters, electricians, builders and other professionals, the Archaeological Museum of Spain opens its doors on April 1st, 2014. The refurbishment actually began in 2008 and has cost over 60 million Euros. In total 13,000 pieces of archaeology from Prehistory, Greece, Egypt […]

The Posada del León de Oro

The Cava Baja in Madrid is one of my favourite ‘night-time’ streets. It is full of great little bars and restaurants and has a lot of character. The street is one of the oldest in Madrid, in the La Latina area and was known in the past as the pony in Madrid where post entered […]

How About Lunch at the Home of the Galácticos?

Last year my son and I went for lunch with a very good friend of mine to the Real Café Bernabéu. It was actually the day that Real Madrid played Manchester United at home and, luckily, we managed to get a table. If you like your football, then you’ll love this place – the chance […]

Madrid – Reserved For You!

Here’s a neat video from the folks at esMadrid which gives you a flavour of what Madrid may have in store for you. Let me know what you think!