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Mérimée

It has been open for a year and now Mérimée has decided to adapt its culinary concept to the demands of its customers: a simplified cocktail menu and an increased food offer. Chef Angel Uró, trained in Martin Berasategui’s kitchen, is responsible for this change. Dishes with exotic touches for sharing at affordable prices! It sounds […]

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La Central

The bookshop La Central first opened in Barcelona. Their savoir faire made them grow to become one of Spain’s most important bookshop chains with relevant publishing groups among its investors. In Madrid there were the bookshops at the Reina Sofía Museum and a second one at Mapfre Foundation. Now La Central has recently opened an independent bookshop […]

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Ciclos Noviciado

Bikes are more and more numerous in Madrid, as the city’s inhabitants are ever more aware of the advantages of this alternative means of transport. In this context and with the aim of promoting the use of bikes, Madrid Ciclos Noviciado was created as an initiative taken up by a group of friends who share a […]

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Mashita

The Santo Domingo streets hide a little treasure, the Japo-Korean restaurant Mashita, which means delicious in Korean. Run by a Korean couple, word of mouth has turned Mashita into a busy place thanks to generous rations and economical prices.

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Watdafac

Illustrator and graphic designer Manuel Donada has embarked on an ambitious project: the art gallery Watdafac, located on Gran Vía. The gallery rejects trends and goes for punk, comic, illustration, pop culture and art brut with talented DIY artists.

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Ocho y Medio

Located next to many of Madrid’s O.V. cinemas, you’ll find one of the city’s best bookshops devoted to film, audiovisual media, and art. It opened in 1995 with the name of Alphaville (like the name of the cinema in front), and now, with the name of Ocho y Medio, offers more than 15,000 titles permanently […]

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peSeta

peSeta is the old Spanish currency, but it is also a fashion firm created in 2004, although by the late 1990’s it was already a name. Laura, the founder, started making wallets and other complements for her and her friends. But one day a Japanese gallery in Tokio fell in love with her work, and that’s […]

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Polar

The Conde Duque area is becoming a must as far as men’s fashion goes. Among the area’s multiple menswear stores, you’ll find Polar. Polar specializes in clothes for urban, modern and elegant men looking for comfortable and casual clothes.

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