Just had to share this with readers! One of Gawker Media’s publications, Gridksipper, today referenced this weblog in an article called Madrid’s Muse. This website is part of Nick Denton’s blogging empire and has one or two interesting articles about Madrid (you’ll find this site referenced at least once).
Just before Christmas I placed this script on the website (you’ll find it in the right-hand column) which tracks where visitors to this site have come from. So, if you’re interested to know from which country visitors to Mad About Madrid have come from, click HitMaps. It’s quite a neat little tool.
This month sees the arrival of FITUR, the International Tourism Fair, which is held in Madrid’s Juan Carlos Exhibition Centre. The event takes place from the 26th to 30th January and is open to the general public on the 29th to the 30th January (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.). It offers a great opportunity to […]
I saw in the online newspaper ABC that Madrid Card has just released a special Madrid Card Navidad (Christmas) that only costs 20 Euros. The Madrid Card offers, amongst other things: ● Entry to over 40 museums (like the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía) ● Unlimited travel (Bus, Metro & Suburban Trains)● Guided Tour of […]
I came across a pretty cool website today, which offers visitors 360° virtual tours of some of Madrid’s most famous landmarks. Madrid Virtual have taken images of landmarks as famous as Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, Teatro Real, Plaza de Callao, the Almudena Cathedral and Puerto de Sol many more. You simply select the location you […]
SIMO TCI is Madrid’s annual ‘data processing, multimedia and communications’ fair and this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. The huge exhibition occupies 7 halls at the Juan Carlos I Exhibition Centre. Sectors include: Information Technology, Consumer Electronics, Professional Software, E-business & the Internet and Telecommunications and all the big names including Canon, Sony, Sagem, Microsoft […]
On the 22nd May the heir to the throne, Felipe of Borbón, will marry Letizia Ortiz, a journalist, in Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral. The city will be the host of the biggest Spanish Royal Wedding of the last century – the present king Juan Carlos got married in Greece – and royalty and dignitaries from all […]
Any visitor to Madrid should get to know and use the Madrid Metro. It covers virtually the whole city and every tourist destination can be reached by it. I have previously written an article, entitled Madrid – Metro and Bus Travel, so this should act as an update to that and provide supplementary information. The […]
Like many parts of Spain, Madrid will see quite a few processions and church services to mark Easter. In Spain, both Holy Thursday and Good Friday of Holy Week are official holidays and it is typical to see processions from many churches, with religious statues being carried by local people. It is not unusual to […]
I just came across a neat site, from QDQ, which allows you to type in a Madrid address and building number and it will return an image of what that building looks like. So if you’re booking a hotel or hostal, a restaurant or even to rent a new flat, simply type in the address […]
Booksellers has been around for at least 10 years and offers a lifeline to those English-speaking people who live in Madrid and want to buy books written in English – I´m sure it is also a great place for those travellers who wish to stock up on books. For those learning English the shop has […]
Have seen that some people have been searching for travel guide books on this site. Well, here are some that I have not included before – they’re all at Amazon. Lonely Planet Madrid Top 10 Madrid: Your Guide to the 10 Best of Everything Lonely Planet Madrid City Map
By reviewing my stats, I have noticed that a number of people have requested a map of Madrid. Well, here are a couple of suggestions that should keep most people happy: Multimap – simply select Spain from the drop-down list, wait for the page to refresh and then type in you street name if you […]
Want to keep in touch whilst away? Feel the urge to add a new entry into your blog? Then, head off to one of the Internet cafés, which you’ll find dotted around Madrid. The one that I use most frequently is called Bbigg and is situated on c/Alcalá, just off the Puerta del Sol. It […]
Called the Faro de Moncloa, and based in Madrid’s Moncloa district, this tower offers some of the finest views across Madrid. The tower is 92 metres and admission is only 1.2 Euros. You need to get the Metro to Moncloa reach the tower.