Mad About Madrid To Relaunch

Many of you will see that this site hasn't been updated for over 2 years now. The main reason is that we have focused on our core business, Marketing Tom Media, a digital marketing training company. Marketing Tom offers the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing training courses in London and Cardiff (Madrid will […]

Madrid’s Retiro Park In The Snow (January 2009)

Here are some beautiful pictures of Madrid’s Retiro Park, completely covered in snow. Enjoy! Imagenes de la nevada en El Retiro, Madrid, 9 enero 2009 View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: retiro nevada)

Looking For Collaborators For Mad About Madrid

As many of you will have noticed this website has not had many articles published of late!! This has purely been down to the fact that I have dedicated ALL my time to building my consultancy and training company, Marketing Tom Media. However, in 2009 I plan to change the whole direction of Mad About […]

Google Honour the Birth of Diego Velázquez

The good people of Google have created a Google Doodle out of Velázquez’s "Las Meninas" to honour the birth of the great Spanish painter. For those who don’t know, the painting can be found in Madrid’s Prado Museum.

Suma Flamenca – Flamenco Festival Hits Madrid

For the third year running Suma Flamenca hits the streets of Madrid with a mixture of music, dance, cinema, poetry and exhibitions across not just Madrid Centre but the whole of the Madrid Community. Artists who are appearing include: Estrella Morente, Carmen Linares, Arcángel, Pitingo, Serranito, Miguel Poveda, Eva Yerbabuena and La Moneta. More information […]

Mad About Madrid Resumes

If you’re a regular visitor to this site you will have seen that postings have been a little on the thin side recently!! I have not posted to this site since February 28th, 2008 – that’s 3 months without posting! Why? Because I have been developing my own Internet Marketing Training and Consultancy Business in […]

My Madrid – Rosa Jiménez Cano

>Rosa Jiménez Cano has lived in Madrid since she was a child. She lived in Coslada, a neighbourhood of Madrid, until she finshed Secondary School but once she started university she discovered that "I just slept in Coslada… But I lived in Madrid, the city I love. Right now, I’m moving to a new flat […]

New Year’s Eve in Madrid

I have been asked this question so many times now, that I thought I would display the answer on the site. I would also welcome suggestions by other people on the subject, which is: What can I do and where can I go on New Year’s Eve in Madrid? This is what I normally end […]

La Bruja (The Witch) at the Teatro de la Zarzuela

According to Wikipedia, Zarzuela is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating operatic and popular song, as well as dance. The name derives from a Royal hunting lodge, the Palacio de la Zarzuela near Madrid, where this type of entertainment was first presented to the court. There are […]

Oh Baby it’s Cold Inside!

What happens if you put 250 tonnes of ice, 54 ice and snow artists and empty space in Madrid together? Take a look at the video on this page to find out. If you fancy going there, you will also find an ice rink and a couple of giant nativity scenes, amongst other things. The […]

Walk the Paseo del Prado and Paseo de Recoletos

Here’s a walk that I have done many, many times and I thought I’d share it with readers of Mad About Madrid. We will start off in the Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V (or the Glorieta de Atocha). Atocha station, which occupies the south side of the square, is the main railway station in Madrid, […]

Christmas in Madrid 2007

This looks like it’s going to be a bumper, fun-packed Christmas in Madrid. I have just taken a look at the Christmas agenda from the Madrid City Council tourist section and it looks like 2007 will be even better than 2006. I find that the build up to Christmas in Spain is much better than […]

Autumn Exhibitions in Madrid Museums

There are quite a few good exhibitions going on in Madrid at this time of year. Here is a breakdown of the temporary exhibitions from the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen Museums and the Juan March Foundation. Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza Dürer and Cranach. Art and Humanism in Renaissance Germany Dates: October 9th, 2007 – […]

Ten Places to Enjoy Live Music in Madrid

The Guardian Travel supplement offers ten good (and varied) places to enjoy Live Music in Madrid. They include: Cardamomo (Flamenco)Café La Palma (Mix) Populart (Jazz) Las Tablas (Flamenco) Honky Tonk (Rock) El Junco Jazz Club (Jazz) Las Carboneras (Flamenco) Café Central (Jazz) Clamores (Jazz, Flamenco, Pop, Folk and World music) Sol y Sombra (Jazz, Soul, […]