Head to the Príncipe Pio Book Fair for Great Deals

The Principe Pio shopping center will host its  seventh annual book fair — VII Feria del Libro — everyday until the 3rd of May. The book fair offers something for everyone, whether you want to brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge before the final film, improve your Spanish, find out more about the Civil War or grab a great antique souvenir. Take your time with your current read and visit the fair on the 27th of April when all books are 10 percent off. Continue reading


Cheap Original Version Films Six Days a Week

Every day except Mondays and holidays, the 90-year-old Cine Doré hosts the Filmoteca Española, a government funded program to bring great movies new and old to Madrid. Each film costs 2.50 € and a ten-film pass (abono) is just 20€. The Filmoteca typically offers four movies per night for diverse tastes and from various eras. All are shown in their original version with subtitles. This month, the program honors directors David Cronenberg, Alain Cavalier, Miguel Delibes, Antonio Ozores and Miguel Gato. Continue reading

Allison of Guiri Guide chats to Us

Allison writes for the Guiri Guide to Madrid, an online guide of honest views and thorough insight to help you successfully navigate through your move to Madrid. She landed in Madrid about 8 months ago with her husband. The reason for their move from California is that her husband is earning an MBA here in Madrid. This is not Allison’s first time in Madrid though, as she came to Spain about 7 years ago on a university study programme. Her perspective on Madrid has since changed a bit; she used to think that Madrileños were all about partying, but her second time around has shown her that they also enjoy some serious downtime with friends and family. While she isn’t yet fluent in Spanish, she speaks enough to get around and encourages everyone living in Madrid to learn as much as they can about the language and culture.

Here follows our chat:

Q:What big differences and changes did you experience after you arrived in Madrid: Continue reading

Exhibit of Hungarian Master Photographer

On the occasion of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union, Hungarian curator Peter Baki has organised an exposition of over 100 of André Kertész’s most iconic photographs. These classic works offer a chronological journey through the three most important stages of this pioneering artist’s career: Hungary, France and the United States. Continue reading

Giggling Guiri Brings Lee Camp to Madrid

The Giggling Guiri crew, is massively excited to present what may be the comedy event of the year! Lee Camp, a young and  prolific comedian, who also happens to be a contributor for The Onion and Huffington Post. Among his comedy scene trophies he counts his appearance on Comedy Central, MTV, E! Network, PBS, ABC Continue reading

Free Short Films at Circulo de Bellas Artes

In commemoration of the 13th anniversary of exhibition of youth talent in short films,the cinematic studio of Circulo de Bellas Artes, is hosting various short films this Saturdays,12th of March.The Saturday session will be made of the following short films: Continue reading

“Eugeni Forcano-Mi Barcelona” Photo Exposition

A new exhibit of 650 photos of Barcelona from the 1960s has just opened. The extraordinary photos were donated to the Photographic Archive of Barcelona by the talented photographer Eugeni Forcani. His vivid photographs focus on the people of Barcelona at a very specific time in its history. Of all the photographers who have portrayed Barcelona over the years, this self-taught artist Continue reading