Madrid Gastrofestival 2013
Dec19

Madrid Gastrofestival 2013

Spain Cuisine Celebrated at Event With less than two months to go to the gastronomic event of the year in Madrid, its programme is brimming with suggestive and appetizing new offerings. Held from January 19 to February 3 2013, Gastrofestival is organised by Madrid Visitors & Convention Bureau in collaboration with Madrid Fusión and offers an array of activities and culinary experiences in the city. This annual event is the...

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Hotel Ritz Madrid Turns 100
Sep07

Hotel Ritz Madrid Turns 100

Madrid, Spain (September 7, 2010) — On October 2, 2010, Hotel Ritz Madrid will mark its Centenary as Madrid’s most iconic hotel, which has provided guests with a luxurious and elegant base from which to explore Spain’s vibrant capital city for 10 decades. Throughout the next year, guests of Hotel Ritz Madrid will enjoy an entertaining schedule of events and cultural experiences. To welcome guests as part of the centenary celebrations,...

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Madrid Museum Package

HOTEL RITZ OFFERS PACKAGE TO NEWLY-EXPANDED PRADO A venerable turn-of-the-century dowager is celebrating its neighbor’s 21st-century addition. Last October the Museo del Prado opened its $208 million expansion to great fanfare. Now the luxurious Hotel Ritz is offering a “Cultural Experience in Madrid ” package which includes a visit to its expanded neighbor. Opened in 1910, the Ritz was designed and built under the personal...

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Goya Exhibition in Madrid

PRADO MUSEUM PRESENTS MAJOR GOYA EXHIBITION Madrid ’s Museo del Prado is mounting a major exhibition devoted to Goya to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Spain ’s War of Independence against Napoleon. Opening April 15 and running through July 13, “Goya in Times of War,” will present more than 200 works – paintings, drawings and prints – and will focus on the last 25 years of his life in which he evolved from the official Spanish...

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Madrid’s Art Show

MADRID HOSTS 29th INTERNATIONAL ART & ANTIQUES SHOW RARE DON QUIXOTE ENGRAVINGS IN SPANISH CAPITAL MADRID, Spain, September 12, 2005 – This November Madrid will host Feriarte, the 29th Annual International Art & Antiques Fair – one of Europe’s top three such events – bringing together art lovers with antique dealers and gallery owners from around the world. From November 19 to 27, more than 200 exhibitors will showcase some...

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Madrid Card revamped

CITY OF MADRID REVAMPS MADRID CARD New Attractions, Museums, Nightlife Options Added at Lower Price Barcelona Offers Cards for up to Five Days MADRID, Spain, June 29, 2005 – Just in time for the summer holiday season, the city of Madrid is revamping its popular “Madrid Card.” Now costing 10 percent less, the card provides free entrance to three more museums and three new attractions. Cardholders can take more “Discover Madrid” guided...

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Fall Festival in Madrid

MADRID, Spain, September 12, 2005 – This fall one of Europe’s most exhilarating culture capitals is offering up an extensive month-long calendar of music, theatre and dance. From October 6 to November 6, Madrid’s Autumn Festival, or Festival de Otoño, will feature international artists performing at some 36 venues in and around the city. From Shakespearean tragedies to Japanese puppet theatre, from jazz concerts to musical theatre and...

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Exploring the “Route of the Faces”  in Spain
Mar10

Exploring the
“Route of the Faces”
in Spain

I live in southern Spain and recently visited a good friend in Madrid – the capital city, right in the heart of the country. While I love the city, its vibe, the shopping and the food, I felt I needed an escape from the crowds and noise, and my friend came up with the perfect solution. It was the weekend and I piled into her car with a small bag, heading off for what was to me, strange and new pastures. She told me nothing about the...

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A Day in Chichicastenango
Aug14

A Day in Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango Guatemala Arriving in Chichicastenango Early Sunday morning I found myself on an uphill shuttle scaling winding roads and crossing lush terrace fields on my way to Chichicastenango. Every Thursday and Sunday the sleepy little town that lies on a mountaintop crest comes alive through a colorful market filled with local crafts. On Sundays it also hosts spiritual rituals that mix catholic and Mayan customs. Not...

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New Revamped Ecuador International Airport
Feb28

New Revamped Ecuador International Airport

Quito Gets a New Airport   New York – February 19, 2013 – Ecuador’s Civil Aviation Authority has announced that Quito’s new international airport, will begin operations on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. All operations at Quito’s current airport, which operates under the same name, will cease on February 19th at 7:00 PM and will resume at the new location on Wednesday February 20th at 9:00 AM (-5:00 GMT) Built over an area of...

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