Madrid Mardi Gras

<p style="text-indent:0px;"/><span class="dropcap dropcap2" style="text-align: right; padding:0px;">L</span>La Alegre Cofriadía del Entierro conferred a silver sardine on the Mayor in her capacity of cofrade de...

Hidden Madrid – Tio Pepe

Peter Besas, author of Hidden Madrid tells the story of one of the most iconic symbols of the capital. Since 1936, one of the most...

Central Madrid Brought To A Sheeping Halt

Central Madrid's congestion took on an animal flavour on Sunday as it´s streets and avenues were taken over by thousands of sheep for the...

Easter Procession Guide In Madrid

Easter in Madrid – It may not have the crowds of Sevilla and Malaga but the solemn religious processions are still a plenty in...

IGLESIA DE SAN ANTON – St Valentine´s Resting Place In Madrid

On this Valentine´s Day we take a look at the real Valentine´s last resting place - in Madrid! The Last Resting Place of St Valentine...

The Turrón that Almost Didn’t Arrive in Madrid

Peter Besas, Author of Hidden Madrid explains how one Madrid Chistmas past things nearly didn´t go quite as they should..... In the mid-19th century, a...

King Felipe Rides the Madrid Metro

King Felipe has emulated his great-grandfather by taking a ride on the Madrid metro as part of the service's centenary celebrations. Kind Felipe travelled a route...
Madrileño gato

MADRILEÑO GATO

What’s in a name and where does it come from? Ask a Madrileño if he is a ‘gato’ and you are more than likely to...

Discover Hidden Madrid – The Secrets Of The Spanish Capital

Hidden Madrid The author Peter Besas whose widely acclaimed "Hidden Madrid " series of books talks to the Madrid Metropolitan about some of Madrid´s best...

Restoration Chapuzo

This is a what was left after a Spanish priest asked a local school teacher to restore a priceless 16th-Century statue of St George and...