Travel Telegraph Guide to Madrid

In a bid to offer visitors to this blg as balanced and informed a view of Madrid as possible, I have inlcuded below some links to articles on madrid from another newspaper, The Daily Telegraph. For those who are unfamilar with this newspaper, it is generally aimed at the more affluent, conservative-voting public.

My kind of town

Annie Bennett believes that the Madrid food markets, though baffling at first, are worth mastering.
26 Oct 2005

Madrid: Art in action

Simon Horsford combines a visit to watch Real Madrid with a tour of the Spanish capital’s top galleries.
28 Feb 2005

Madrid: A fight to keep  the tradition alive

Paul Mansfield warms to Madrid’s ancient themes.
09 Oct 2004

Madrid: Art and soul

As the summer heat cools and the terrorist attacks of last March recede, now is the time to visit the Spanish capital, reports Annie Bennett.
09 Oct 2004

Madrid: New ideas for old hands

Real Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
The most impressive of Madrid’s convents – although, like the others,
it is now woefully short of nuns. It was built originally as a palace
but converted into a convent in 1556, when Philip II’s widowed sister
decided to become a nun. Although the exterior is austere, the interior
is a lavish baroque treasure-house of paintings, sculptures and
19 Jun 2004

Madrid: Big break

At the end of the day, Madrileños know how to have a good time. John Graham-Hart tells you where to go to join them.
19 Jun 2004

Madrid: All the essential stops for first-timers

El Prado One of the world’s great museums and the capital’s
top cultural attraction. The core of the Prado is the Spanish Royal
collection with its magnificent range of works by Velázquez, Goya and
El Greco. There is a wealth, too, of Italian Renaissance masterpieces
by Botticelli, Caravaggio, Rafael and Titian, plus the greatest
collection anywhere of work by Hieronymus Bosch.
19 Jun 2004

Madrid: City basics

Getting there
John Graham-Hart
travelled with Iberia Airlines, which
offers direct flights to Madrid from Heathrow and Manchester from £90
return. A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost about €20.
19 Jun 2004

Madrid: Smart jacket required

Discouraged by the price and quality of leather for sale in the UK this season, Annie Bennett widened her search to Madrid
22 Dec 2003

Madrid: How to visit the Prado museum

Nick Trend suggests the best way to see hundreds of Old Masters in Madrid – unimpeded by crowds and for just a couple of pounds
08 Nov 2003


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