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My Neighborhood - Barrio de Las Letras (Huertas)

My Neighborhood - Barrio de Las Letras (Huertas) We have enjoyed living in our neighborhood in Madrid, Barrio de Las Letras or the Neighborhood of the Writers. There are so many things to think about when selecting where to live in Madrid. I can at least guide you through this ...

Madrid: the Spanish capital of Art - Part 1

Just like Aladdin’s cave, Madrid has a 1000 marvels to offer. In previous articles we have already talked about its gastronomy, parks, unique lifestyle and local festivities but this time we would like to focus on art and Madrid's museums. The Spanish capital boasts three of the most internationally reclaimed ...

Making new friends in Madrid

Making new friends in Madrid One of the best and most difficult things about living abroad can be making new friends. Fortunately, there are plenty of clubs and groups in Madrid which will help even the shyest "guiri" to meet new friends. Here are some of my favourite resources to ...

Shopping in Madrid: food, clothing, and souvenirs!

Your guide to all things shopping in Madrid, from clothes to pharmacies to food, souvenirs and more! Clothes Shopping in Madrid Madrid offers some of the best shopping in Europe! Here are a few tips to help you find just what you're looking for: For the most popular stores (Zara, ...

Madrid’s Districts (barrios)

Madrid is divided into 21 zones and each zone is split into different neighbourhoods. The starting point is Puerta del Sol. There you can find the famous point zero mark, the point where all streets in Spain part. It is also an important meeting point for the people of Madrid. The ...