Madrid: The Neighborhoods

Gallery Hopping on Madrid’s DF - Tucked behind the Reina Sofía Museum, the Doctor Fourquet Street has become a thriving gallery district.  On a recent stroll one afternoon, we were able to visit many interesting spaces, lounge at a cafe, ending at the Reina Sofía during their free visiting hours. The map below shows you the different galleries located in this … Continue reading Gallery Hopping on Madrid’s DF
Barrio de las Letras: The great people behind where I shop - The great people that make Las Letras a "barrio" ( neighborhood)
Activities: 10k through Madrid’s landmarks - Just registered the entire family for this popular race hosted by Madrid’s most eclectic neighborhood, Lavapies. This hilly 10k only costs 10€ and includes a great tshirt. You can register online or in person at the neighborhood association’s office at c/Lavapies, 38 until 9pm Friday. http://www.trofeosanlorenzo.es
Conde Duque and its Environs - I decided to visit the recently restored Conde Duque Cultural Center which gives title to its Neighborhood, bordered by c/Alberto Aguilera to the North, c/San Bernardo to the East, Gran Via to the South and Princesa to the West.  I have previously visited this  former military barracks of 1717, for the various summer evening concerts held in its courtyards. … Continue reading Conde Duque and its Environs

 

 

 

The Little Shops I Love

Every year I return to Madrid hoping that some of the shops and restaurants I frequent are still open, and that the people who run them are still healthy and energetic as always. Such is the case with Cacharrería on 27 Echegaray St.  Amparo, the owner, is surrounded with all the types of cooking and kitchen pottery … Continue reading The Little Shops I Love

Conde Duque and its Environs

I decided to visit the recently restored Conde Duque Cultural Center which gives title to its Neighborhood, bordered by c/Alberto Aguilera to the North, c/San Bernardo to the East, Gran Via to the South and Princesa to the West.  I have previously visited this  former military barracks of 1717, for the various summer evening concerts held in its courtyards.  It … Continue reading Conde Duque and its Environs

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