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Mutua Madrid Open, One of the Most Prestigious European Tennis Tournaments

Program - Sightseeing - Spain - Madrid
Mutua Madrid Open, One of the Most Prestigious European Tennis Tournaments
Mutua Madrid Open is Spain's Tennis Grand Slam

The Madrid Open (Spanish: Masters de Madrid), currently sponsored by Mutua Madrileña and known as the Mutua Madrid Open, is a joint men's and women's professional tennis tournament, held in Madrid, during early May. The clay court event is classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the Women's Tennis Association tour. In the past it has also been known as the Madrid Masters. The tournament is traditionally played on a red clay surface. Read more...


Madrid is the golden metropolis of Europe

Program - Sightseeing - Spain - Madrid
Madrid is the golden metropolis of Europe
Welcome to the bustling, energetic and vibrant capital of Spain

Madrid is a beguiling place with an energy that carries one simple message: this city really knows how to live. Few cities boast an artistic pedigree quite as pure as Madrid’s: many art lovers return here again and again. For centuries, Spanish royals showered praise and riches upon the finest artists of the day, from home-grown talents such as Goya and Velázquez to Flemish and Italian greats. Masterpieces by these and other Spanish painters such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró now adorn the walls of the city’s world-class galleries. Three in particular are giants – the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza – but in Madrid these are merely good places to start. Read more...


Fiesta de San Isidro

Event - Festival - Spain - Madrid
Fiesta de San Isidro
The holiday of San Isidro, one of the patrons of the city, has been celebrated in Madrid for centuries.

One of the most famous national holidays occurs on May 15th, locals celebrate the day of the patron saint of the capital Saint Isidro. The best traditions of this holiday in Madrid have survived. The official opening of the festival takes place in the center of the city on May 11th in the evening with a procession of giant doll heads from the Plaza Santo Domingo. The parade passes through the main streets of Madrid and finishes at Plaza de la Villa. Read more...


The Unique Designs of Madrid's Drinking Fountains

Program - Sightseeing - Spain - Madrid
The Unique Designs of Madrid's Drinking Fountains
Passing by many fountains in the city of Madrid, many people maybe won't even notice them, but they have so many stories to tell.

The Cruz Verde fountain was once said to have the best water in the whole city and was one of Madrid’s major water-collection points. Today, this fountain does little more than providing running water for the nearby terrace, with a beautiful statue on the top, taken from another fountain, which is now demolished. La Fuentecilla on Calle Toledo, once also a grand fountain in action, today is also just another monument in the city of Madrid. Read more...


Cheers with Sangria!

Program - Gourmet - Spain - Madrid
Cheers with Sangria!
From its humble roots in Spain, Sangria has grown to become a popular, refreshing party drink around the world.

Sangria is traditionally a red wine punch. But, there is no fixed sangria recipe. It consists of 'a little bit of this, a little bit of that', and whatever fruits happen to be in the kitchen. Since the success of the mixture depends on the quality of the ingredients, you are free to add them accordingly to your own choice and taste. Remember only that the best serving is - ice cold. Read more...

   
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Cheers with Sangria!

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