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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...

Diverxo Restaurant

on Feb 28, 2014 in Eat and Drink | 0 comments

Diverxo Restaurant is currently the only one in Madrid with three Michelin Stars.  I am not particularly a fan of the Michelin Travel Guide system but in the case of Diverxo, I was amazed and pleased by the extraordinary culinary experience.  Diverxo has been operating in the city for many years (since 2007) and it has always been very popular.  However, since the third star was awarded it is almost impossible to get a table, well maybe I exaggerated, it’s about 3 to six months… David Muñoz is the Chef responsible for the success of Diverxo and it’s impressive that at his young age (32 Years old) he has gotten so much recognition.  David´s cuisine is a hard-core fusion between Asia, America and Europe.  Furthermore, David has his own way and technics for cooking which altogether makes it a risky proposition.  I thank him and his team for allowing me to take pictures during a...

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...

Shops with Trendy Clothes for Men in Madrid

on Jan 22, 2014 in Shopping | 1 comment

For the past few years, shops with Trendy Clothes for Men in Madrid have been concentrating at Barquillo Street in Chuecas neighborhood.  Barquillo Street, starting in the 80´s, was full of music equipment stores but for the past 3 years Men’s clothing stores are taking over the street.  Barquillo Street is located at Chuecas where authentic bohemian and cool stores are found in Madrid.  Fuencarral Street is also a great shopping area within Chuecas with many alternative global brands that people like… There are plenty men’s clothing stores at Barquillo Street but I would share with you four that I like the most: 42barquillo, Bellerose, Scotch & Soda and Tenkey.  42barquillo: is great at gathering prestigious and fashion brands from all over the world in one store.  Bellerose: is a Belgium brand with great ideas for the casual and functional man.  Scotch & Soda:...

2013 Jarama Christmas Trophy

on Dec 20, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

2013 Jarama Christmas Trophy was celebrated this past Saturday 14th of December and as usual there was lots of fun and action.  “El Real Automóvil Club de España” or RACE is the Auto Royal Club of Spain and its objective is to promote the correct use of cars in Spain.  RACE has many functions these days and supervising Car-Racing is among one them.  The 2013 Jarama Christmas Trophy was celebrated at the Jarama Race-track in Madrid.  The race was a resistance competition of 3 hours. The race only allowed cars that were made in regular production, approved by local circulation laws and not permitted to modify its exterior; making for a fair competition.  This year approximately 20 cars participated in the trophy and in many instances there were two drivers per car.  There were four different categories for the race depending on their “cubic capacity” (starting at 1400cc and...