Farewell Almacenes Gonar – Mooching around Spain – Spain Travel Article

Farewell Almacenes Gonar – Mooching around Spain   I was walking down calle Bravo Murillo in Madrid last week. The street is not on any tourist routes and could never be described as charming or anything – it is certainly not fashionable or cool in any way – but I like it because it’s lined with the kind of unglamorous neighbourhood bars and shops that make Madrid what it is, reflecting the traditional and multicultural communities that live in the…

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The Liria Palace opens to the public – Mooching around Spain – Spain Travel Article

The Liria Palace opens to the public – Mooching around Spain The Liria Palace in Madrid, home of the Duke of Alba, has finally opened to the public today and I was lucky enough to be one of the first through the doors. I’ve wanted to get in there for years – decades actually – but until now visits were limited to small groups once a week and you had to apply months in advance, which I somehow never get…

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