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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Madrid’s Music Scene

Madrid is world-famous for many things: food, nightlife, art, fashion, and much more. Chances are, however, that you haven’t heard much about the city’s music scene. When compared to other capitals, it is true that Madrid may not quite measure up; after all, it’s not New York or London. However, different from some other North American and European cities, you have access to a lot of acts that otherwise you might never see. Also, Madrid is home...

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Neighborhoods in Madrid: Huertas

As you’re most certainly well aware of, Madrid is not just an excellent place to learn Spanish, but also a great city to experience — and what better way to do so than neighborhood by neighborhood? In a previous post we talked about the capital’s famed Malasaña district, but this time around we’d like to feature an area which is called el Barrio de las Letras, commonly known as Huertas. Primarily famous for it’s nightlife, this neighborhood is...

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Five Terraces in Madrid with Spectacular Views

One of the absolute best things about Madrid in the summertime is the opportunity to enjoy life in the streets. It is true that madrileños spend a great deal of time outdoors all year round, but there is just something special about being able to do so when the weather is nice. Now that the summer is here, why not take the time to have a drink and/or something to eat at one of the many terrazas that Spain’s capital has to offer? Of course there...

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Sea, Sun, and Sound in Benicàssim Festival

The summer is finally here, and along with it a whole slew of concerts and festivals that will certainly make it unforgettable. Although there are plenty of opportunities to see shows throughout the year, it is primarily during the summer months when many Spanish and international acts are performing all around the Peninsula. If you’re residing in a bigger city such as Madrid or Seville, you’ll certainly have the chance to catch a show in the...

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Musicals in Madrid: The Lion King

Just like Broadway in New York or the West End in London, Gran Vía is the place to go in Madrid if you want to experience a quality show. All throughout the year, the many theaters than line this main thoroughfare and surrounding areas offer award-winning musicals, some of which are Spanish productions, while others are franchises of international successes. Establishments such as Teatro Compac Gran Vía, Teatro Figaro, Teatro Apolo, Teatro...

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What Do Americans Do in Spain During the Summer?

June is drawing to a close and the summer is nearly in full swing in Spain. Somewhat different from the US, Europe follows a more traditional schedule when it comes to the seasons; rather than June, July, and August being considered the summer months, the summer in Spain begins at the end of June and continues until the end of September, thus rendering the summer months to be July, August, and September. An even bigger difference, however, is...

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7 cheap things to do in Madrid

Just arrived in Madrid? Not a millionaire? No problem! Although Spain’s capital does boast a whole host of high-dollar entertainment options, there are also a multitude of economical things to do in the city. Let’s take a look at 7 cheap things to do in Madrid: 1. Museums in Madrid Any tourist coming to Madrid will undoubtedly visit several of the many world-class museums located in the city. If you’re going to be in town for...

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