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Segway Tours across 3 European Capitals

The Segway tourism trend has reached virtually all European capitals. Don’t be intimidated! You don’t have to be fit. All you need is a bit of balance. The rest comes by itself.

5 Beautiful Excursions from Madrid

To experience a day like a true local and immerse yourself in the most authentic Spanish culture, we recommend making one of these five excursions from Madrid.

Low Cost Plans in Madrid: Under 20 Euros

What can you do in Madrid with less than 20 euros? Lots of things. No question about it. With that amount of money you’ll be able to experience any of countless plans, ranging from a workshop-tasting of the trendiest drink, climbing up the Madrid skies aboard a cable-car, delighting in a chocolate con churros in one of the capital city’s most traditional and emblematic venues, or even enjoying a boat ride along the pond of the popular Park of El Retiro. Are you ready? You’ll have to dig in your pocket, but not too deep.

Fashion Week in Madrid: Fashion Tourism

Fans and fashion freaks have a hot date this September: the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, to be held this month, from the 11th to 16th, at the Feria de Madrid. Season after season, Madrid puts her best foot forward for big names in the world of the catwalk. This edition includes new designs by Alvarno, Ulises Mérida and Leyre Valiente (as part of SAMSUNG EGO), as well as the participation of the brand Desigual and the return of Rabaneda and Maya Hansen. It´s no secret that fashion moves the masses, and fashion tourism, travel that is booked solely to be there for the next event, the next fashion show, or the last trade show dedicated to the realm of image and fashion, is becoming increasingly common. Pure paraphernalia, some may think. However, if it is true that fashion tourism is a type of tourism that’s a bit exclusive, using this as an excuse to travel is just as valid as that of festival-goers who organize their calendars around Primavera Sound, Sonar, Tomorrowland, etc. The Fashion Week is an important event for such tourists, which is why cities vie for a place in on the international circuit and to earn the sought-after title of “City of Fashion.” Paris, Milan and New York have succeeded in gaining this most fashionable reputation, while Barcelona, Madrid and London are still struggling to for this recognition. In addition, fashion tourism is one of the most profitable in economic terms. Fashion events attract an elite audience that promotes business on and off the catwalk; the hospitality industry, for example, is a primary beneficiary. It is...

Jazz Agenda Oct / Nov 2013 – Madrid

There are many ways to explore the beautiful capital of Spain: you can go on walking tours through its historic squares, churches and palaces, admire its modern architecture or visit its world famous parks and museums. However, today we thought about all of you who love music and want to discover the city through Jazz. As the night comes, the capital of Spain vibrates with the sound of music. The encouraging extensive musical agenda designed to delight of jazz lovers, makes Madrid a real musical paradise. Here are some of the most important concerts of the season:   North Mississippi Allstars in concert at Caracol in Madrid The American band North Mississippi Allstars, famous for their bold performances that combine sounds of Jazz, Blues and Rock n´ Roll, will be in concert at Madrid’s Caracol concert hall on the 10th of October at 20:30 Hrs. Formed by Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson , Chris Chew and Duwayne Burnside (son of country blues musician RL Burnside), North Mississippi Allstars will fill the Spanish capital with their inspirational songs including “Keep the Devil Down” , “Meet Me in the City”, “Stompin My Foot” and their latest “I´m Leaving” . Tickets: 18 Euros. Address: Calle de Bernardino Obregon , 18, 28012 Madrid , Spain Photo: ojbyrne Jazz by Julio Cortázar in the Juan March Foundation in Madrid 50 years after the publication of Hopscotch, the most famous book by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, Foundation Juan March will present a series of concerts with his favorite music: Jazz. Cortázar was much more than just a Jazz fan; his passion for this musical genre led him...

Christmas in Madrid with Children

Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year, it is even more so for kids who like to experience the magic of a time that the lights, music and pleasant family gathering. For those who like to travel by taking advantage of year-end parties, we will tell you that Madrid has great entertainment for the whole family this Christmas. Just to take an evening stroll through the center of town is a nice motivation and encouragement , because during this holiday lighting streets fills us with joyful  evocation, makes everything even more beautiful and cozy, ideal for walking with kids . The beautifully lit avenues are the Gran Vía, Goya Street and Ortega y Gasset. No one can miss the Christmas market in the Plaza Mayor, which begins in November and lasts until January 7, 2013. This is the most famous Christmas market in the city and you can find everything there to decorate, plus clothes at reasonable prices, some items you can buy for gifts and toys for children. It is very busy during these months and it starts around 10:00 and closes around 23:00 hours. It can be reached by metro stations Opera or  Sol. The kids will have fun at the same rate as adults do. Right there you can find the Bakery House where you can hire a tour of the city, either on bicycles or walking. It has a wide range of possible paths that are free for children under 7 years, they will find this an adventurous  activity. In any case, Madrid is full of Christmas markets, where you can...

DCODE Festival 2012

On September 14 and 15, Dcode Festival returns to the campus of the Complutense University (Madrid) to delight music lovers with its second edition. The festival promises to be one of the year’s best musical events, thanks to the excellent line-up that has brought together, among others, The Killers, Sigur Rós, The Kooks and Kings of Convenience. Here’s the complete line-up for DCODE Festival 2012:   DCode Festival 2012 – Friday, September 14 Sigur Rós Justice Kingss Of Convenience Deus The Shoes Triangulo de Amor Bizarro Dorian Niños Mutantes Napoleón Solo Dinero Le Traste Joan S Luna DJ Ochoymedio DJs DCode Festival 2012 – Saturday, September 15 The Killers The Kooks Supersubmarina Django Django Lüger The Right Ons EME DJ Cápsula Fira Fem Syberia Kill The Hipster Ochoymedio DJs   Tickets for DCODE Festival can be purchased for individual days (€55 + fees) or for the entire festival (€90 + fees).   The fact that starting September 1 new regulations require VAT to increase from 8% to 21% will certainly affect the festival, not only in terms of artists’ fees, but also concerning a possible rise in ticket prices.   Dcode tickets can be purchased at El Corte Inglés as well as through Ticketmaster and LiveNation.   And the stages atComplutenseUniversityinMadridwill once again be the setting, where some 25,000 spectators enjoyed concerts by artists such as Eels, Sum 41, Lori Meyers, Havalina or Kasabian as part of the 2011 edition.   The facilities, in particular, will be C Art C and the sports complex called Cantarranas, both located within the University Complutense of Madrid. And there are many public...

Dinner for Schmucks in Madrid

The Rialto Theatre of Madrid will host the hit comedy “Dinner for Schmucks ”.  From the 4th of July till the 5th of August, you will be able to attend this show, which is undoubtedly one of the most interesting comic performances of the year. Ninety minutes in which you won’t be able to stop laughing. Francis Veber, who also was responsible for his film version, wrote the original French work. The critics were agreed in giving the ” Dinner for Schmucks ” the award of successful show. Proof of this is that it started to be performed in other venues around the world and the film industry of the United States decided to shoot it again in 2010 to bring it to the big screen.   In Spain, the version has been renewed under the legendary production of Josema Yuste. As he confessed in one of his interviews, Yuste was captivated by Veber film from the moment he saw it. Finally, after several months of preparation, he  could be surrounded by a large group of actors and comic artist, accompanying him on this new adventure. The three actors who star in the Spanish version are: Josema Yuste, Agustín Jiménez, “Felisuco” and Juan Solo. They have extensive experience in the entertainment world and, particularly, in humor pieces. “Dinner for Schmucks ” tells the story of a group of friends who meet every Tuesday for dinner together. Each of them has to bring a new guest every night, but not just any; it should be a simple person to whom the hosts could laugh at. After dinner and once the...

Atracciones Madrid

Parque de Atracciones is ideal to go with your family and enjoy all the games and shows that take place there. A must visit.

Parque Warner Madrid

Parque Warner is a place created especially for the whole family. Both adults and children will have a great time!