Estudio Sampere Madrid is Moving

Estudio Sampere Madrid – 1st July 2016. As of the 1st of July Estudio Sampere Madrid will be located at Calle Don Ramón de la Cruz, 83 · 28006 Madrid. The new school is situated just a few blocks away from Calle Lagasca, 16 (previous location) and is still within the Salamanca district. It’s only about 30 footsteps away from Lista metro station line 4). The school is very close to Calle Conde de Peñalver, surrounded by supermarkets, a...

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Breakfast, Spanish style

Growing up in America, you were undoubtedly told time and time again that breakfast is ‘the most important meal of the day.’ This pearl of wisdom — so many times uttered by mothers and grandmothers — seems to seldom be heeded by most people, though. It’s puzzling how Hollywood movies typically portray the traditional American family as always having breakfast together on weekday mornings, the mother often having woken up hours before to prepare...

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The Titian Exhibition: the Early Poesie

As Madrid is known for its world-renowned museums, a visit to Spain’s capital is synonymous with a visit to the Museo Nacional del Prado; not managing to see this museum would mean that one hasn’t truly seen the city. It is at the Prado Museum where one can contemplate several centuries of the Western World’s most celebrated painters, be them Spanish or from other European nations. Naturally, the Spanish collection is the most extensive (almost...

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La Filmoteca Española

Are you a major cinephile? Do you enjoy films beyond standard American action flicks or (romantic) comedy movies? If so, Spain is an excellent place to be. Not only do you have access to all of the newest Hollywood blockbusters like back home, but also a wealth of European cinema or even classic American films that you may not even be aware exist. And although there are many ways to get your hands on such goodies, be it through downloads (not...

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American Impressionism in Madrid

By far one of the best facets of Madrid is the outstanding quality of its museums. The famous Triángulo de Arte — which is composed of the Prado, Reina Sofía, Thyssen museums — houses many of the best works of art ever produced by human hands. Beyond these institutions’ permanent collections, however, are the many temporary exhibitions that take place throughout the year, bringing even more world-class art to Madrid for all to see and...

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Authors from Madrid

By far one of the best reasons for studying the Spanish language is the vast amount of literature that exists in this language. Of course, translations of important works will always exist, but let’s face it — reading a novel in the original language has no substitute. As much as a translator works to produce a rendition faithful to that of the original, he will always fall short. Just a mere glimpse at the many different legitimate English...

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Skating in Madrid

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Have you managed to lose those extra pounds that you’ve been carrying around since Thanksgiving? Chances are your good intentions have buckled under the weight of that busy schedule you have got. Or on the contrary, perhaps you have managed to start going to gym regularly. Whatever the case may be, once the springtime rolls around, you definitely won’t want to spend your free time stuck in some...

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Madrid-Style Stew

A little-known secret about Madrid is the climate. Spain has, of course, been famous since the 1960s as a tourist destination for those seeking sun and high temperatures. The good weather in the country, however, is found primarily on the southern and eastern coasts, and not typically during the winter months (keeping in mind, of course, the fact that the Canary Islands enjoy a mild climate all year round). It’s true that if you visit Malaga or...

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Concerts in Madrid in 2015

As we’ve mentioned on several occasions, Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world by tourists. Why is this? Well, for a number of reasons. Spain is a geographically privileged country, possessing a relatively mild climate and miles and miles of beaches. As a result of its climate, it’s possible to grow a great deal of crops essentially making Spain Europe’s garden. Naturally, these fresh fruits and vegetables are the basis on...

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Neighborhoods in Madrid: Chamberí

In our last post on Madrid’s many neighborhoods, having previously discussed several of the areas located within the center district — namely Malasaña, Huertas (el Barrio de las letras), la Latina and Lavapiés — we ventured outside the city center to the affluent Barrio Salamanca. This time around we’re going to highlight another unique area of the capital: Distrito Chamberí. Adjacent to the center district (Malasaña bordering to the southwest)...

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