Things to do for free in Madrid

I can’t believe I haven’t come across this website before today. MadridFree is a daily updated site featuring the latest exhibitions, concerts, special events and other cool and interesting stuff that you can do in the city FOR FREE. The site has an English section too, although it’s clear that most of the articles have just been put through a translator program.

Each event is illustrated with a photo and there is a categorised list for easy navigation to the event type of your choice. You can also subscribe and get the latest events auto-fwded to your inbox / twitter / facebook account etc.

This site is going in my sidebar. Muy bueno!


Real vs Atlético

Found this nice video comparing Real supporters and Atleti supporters.

Part of the Game TV

Madrid on Video

A 5 minute, unnarrated documentary video available at Vimeo, featuring scenes, locations and people in present-day Madrid, all shot with a handheld digital camera. The author has captured moments from all over the city, from Metro stations and trains, in the centre and the suburbs, on the roads and in the parks.

THIS IS A HISTORY OF MADRID from Miguel Maldonado on Vimeo.

Madrid in Meltdown – WORLD CHAMPIONS



The streets are full of people going craaaaaazy. World Champions!

Right, I’m off for the biggest party ever.

Mayhem in Madrid as Spain Qualify for WC Final

I’m a bit worried that the Spanish football fans (i.e. 99% of the population) have peaked too early. The scenes in central Madrid last night were incredible considering nothing has been won yet, and confidence about the final is sky high.

Still, let’s enjoy it while we can (a very Spanish trait) and look forward to Sunday’s World Cup final vs Los Países Bajos.

¡Aupa Atleti!

It had been a long wait – 1996 was the last time Atlético de Madrid had won silverware (the League and Cup double, no less) – so last night’s Europa Cup win served as a massive catharsis for the mattress makers.

Your writer is a committed Real fan but was definitely supporting Atleti, although that was mainly so as to be able to join in the party afterwards and get lots of free drinks.

But no, really, well done Atleti. Finally your ‘Fe’ has been rewarded:

Muy Grande.


Madrid looks forward to receiving the Special One and his Internazionale team on 22 May.