Private Prado Tours – Alone in the Prado Museum with Walks Tours

I recently got a private tour of the Prado Museum. (The empty Prado, before anyone else was inside. It makes a big difference.) Here’s the story… A couple

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Madrid is better than Barcelona, and other sober, serious thoughts

Visit Madrid in spring. I dare you. Visit Madrid in spring and walk around the center and then come look me in the eye and tell me it’s

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La Latina neighborhood in Madrid – cañas, tapas and history

If you’ve been in Madrid for more than a few weeks, you’ve probably been to La Latina. El Rastro – the Sunday flea market – is one of

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Madrid as a tourist – contemplations of a former “local”

I recently visited Madrid. It was a short trip this time, and I go down there a lot for one reason or another. But two or three visits

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Cercedilla: a mountain town to escape the hustle and heat of Madrid

Summer is here — it’s hot and getting hotter. Want to get away? Try heading to Cercedilla. You can shave a few degrees off your Madrid summer temperatures

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Pros and Cons of Living in Madrid – 10 best and worst things

Interested in knowing about the pros and cons of living in Madrid? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’m originally from the US, but I’ve been here

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Beat the Heat in Madrid: 9 ways to cool off like a local this summer

Summertime. If there’s one thing nearly everyone in Madrid can agree on these days, it’s this… It’s hot. And in a country where many houses don’t have air

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Tetuán: Yes, but is it really gentrification?

Is the Tetuán neighborhood really becoming more gentrified? I say no, it isn’t. Up here around Bravo Murillo, half the buildings seem to be abandoned. Yet someone is

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Spanish Classes in Madrid with Spaneasy – right in Puerta del Sol!

Looking for Spanish classes in Madrid? Have I got the place for you… The nice folks at Spaneasy language school recently invited me out to try some of

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Madrid Overrated: 5 Madrid musts that actually kinda suck

I love Madrid. And now that I’ve got that disclaimer out of the way… There are plenty of things that “everyone” around here does that I just want

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