Madrid

  • 1 Olympic Games 2020: pros and cons of the contending capitals
    Around 3,000 journalists from around the world are gathered in Buenos Aires as the rest of us wait for the chosen host city of the 2020 Olympic Games to be...

  • 2 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the sidewalk to the catwalk
    An undeniable inspiration at the forefront of fashion, the 'enfant terrible,' Jean Paul Gaultier makes his much anticipated debut in the captivating exhibition that has every fashionista on their feet.Following...

  • 3 The Spanish 'Mona Lisa' goes to Paris
    This 'twin' of the Mona Lisa comes from the former Royal Collection and has been in Spain since the seventeenth century, and in the possession of the Prado Museum for...

  • 4 The art of Tapies lives on in Spain
    Cracks and scratches, signs and symbols, numbers and puzzles... all are unmistakable elements of the works of Antoni Tapies, the great Catalan painter and sculptor who died this week at...

  • 5 YSL retrospective in Madrid
    The exhibition, on display at the Fundacion Mapfre on the elegant tree-lined boulevard Paseo de Recoletos in the centre of the city, is the first hosted in Spain to look...

  • 6 Extreme dining in Spain
    Dinner on the dark sideTaste is just one of the five senses, of course, but what happens to it when one of the others is completely blocked out? That's a...

  • 7 Which summer festival will you choose?
    Veranos de la Villa – Madrid's Summer in the city One of the year's top diary dates in the Spanish capital. Dance, theatre, zarzuela (Spanish operetta) and concerts are all...

  • 8 Gregorian chant still echoes in the monasteries of Spain
    Click on the photo to see more of this great musical tradtion...

  • 9 Madrid plans 'premier league' hotel
    Much more than just a football stadium, in 2013, the Whites' fans' temple aims to become an up-market multi-function complex which will include not just a thoroughly modern hotel, but...

  • 10 Ten ideas for an autumn getaway in Madrid
    1. Madrid International Dance Festival 
From November 8th to 28th, Madrid becomes the focus for the international Madrid en Danza festival; this year it's the twenty-fifth anniversary of the event...

  • 11 The art of perfume, at Madrid's Costume Museum
    Over 250 unique pieces make up the exhibition entitled Roger & Gallet: the art of perfume from 1862 to the present-day. The collection not only tells the story of this...

  • 12 Madrid at the click of a mouse
    Visit the vibrant and historical Gran Via, feel like a celeb in the Museo Chicote cocktail bar, meet Placido Domingo, an international star with his roots in the Spanish capital.....

  • 13 Treat yourself at a designer label hotel
    Puerta America (Madrid) Under one roof, two dozen state-of-the-art architects and designers have given full rein to their imagination. The result is this exclusive hotel, a benchmark for a new...

  • 14 Discerning shoppers, walk this way
    Take a trip to Milan to visit the monumental Gothic cathedral; admire Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, stroll around the...



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