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Corral de la Moreria

on Mar 12, 2014 in Art, Eat and Drink | 1 comment

Corral de la Moreria is probably one of the most famous Tablao Flamenco place in the world.  Corral de la Moreria has been open for more than half a century within the historic-quarter of the city of Madrid; next to the Royal Palace.  One of the great things about this venue is that there are expert professionals in the art of Flamenco selecting and filtering from all over Spain the best singers, dancers, guitarist, etc. that Flamenco has to offer. Corral de la Moreria is open almost every day of the year and there are two seating-times for dinner or flamenco show on the same night (please check their web-page for schedule details).  You can make your reservation over the Internet and it works quite well.  Usually with a week ahead it is fine to make your reservations.  You can choose only to go for the show and drinks; or also have dinner before and during the show.  Recently...

San Anton Market

on Feb 6, 2014 in Eat and Drink, Shopping | 2 comments

San Anton Market is located in the trendy neighborhood of Chuecas in Madrid very close to important shopping streets like Barquillo and Fuencarral.  The market is one of the oldest in the city but it was fully refurbished and opened to the public in 2011.  San Anton market is not only a place for locals to buy fresh produce(s) but also for visitors to enjoy great food and ambiance. The building is a large block of bricks but very practical in the inside with a beautiful atrium that is naturally illuminated by sunlight.  There are three floors open to the public. The first floor is where all the perishable goods are sold.  The second floor has many stalls selling a great variety of dishes from all over the world.  Furthermore, on the third floor there is a restaurant where you can get your meal cooked with the goods you buy from the first floor.  At last, there is a great outdoors...

Chocolateria San Gines

on Dec 16, 2013 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Chocolateria San Gines is probably the oldest place and one of the most traditional to eat Churros and drink hot chocolate in Madrid.  A Churro (singular) is a fried-dough pastry that is eaten by dipping it into a cup of hot, creamy chocolate making the perfect combination for a very traditional Spanish snack.  There are many places in the world where you can eat Churros and Chocolate, but Spain is probably where they are most famous and known for.  San Gines is located on ‪Pasadizo San Ginés, 5 in Madrid, which is a pedestrian street‬.  There are street tables and chairs for customers to eat their churros outside.  The best way to get there is by subway; either to Sol or Opera station. You can eat churros and chocolate for breakfast, snack, afternoon, etc. basically anytime of the day.  However, Chocolateria San Gines is famous for being a place to eat churros after a night-out in...

Leka Leka Bar

on Dec 9, 2013 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Leka Leka Bar has recently re-opened on a new location (San Bruno Street, 3) in the neighborhood of La Latina.  Leka Leka is a great place to enjoy a drink, good music and a bite to eat.  As a full-disclosure to my viewers, I am a good friend of the owners of the Bar.  However, I try only to post experiences that I truly believe are worthwhile to tourists coming to visit Spain.  Leka Leka was originally open for many years in the district of Chuecas and now they have decided to try a new, fun location as La Latina. People can go to Leka Leka for several reasons, but I would like to tell you my reasons: first, their bartenders really know how to prepare cocktails and prices are fair.  Second, music is well taken care off and diverse.  And last, it has a great atmosphere where you feel welcome.  On this new location, they have prepared a separate area of the bar for various events, such...

The Literary Quarter

on Oct 25, 2013 in Sights | 1 comment

The Literary Quarter is a neighborhood located downtown Madrid where great Spanish writers once lived. Nowadays, it’s a quarter full of life; where bohemia, culture, history, gastronomy and party blends together. The Literary Quarter has a privileged location in Madrid and it’s surrounded by major arteries of the city such as Calle de Atocha, Carrera de San Jeronimo and Plaza de las Cortes Square.  All three major Madrilian Museums: Thyssen-Bornemisza, Reina Sofia and the Prado, are within the limits of the Literary Quarter.  It is almost impossible to visit Madrid and not walk by the quarter due to its location. The neighborhood has many walk-only streets and big squares with plenty of sitting areas.  One of the most famous squares is Plaza Santa Ana, which at nighttime is one of the great meeting points to start the party in Madrid.  Around the small streets of the quarter you...