Category Archives: Old traditions of Madrid

New Year in Madrid

This is a post specifically written for Kim, a young airbnb guest from Texas, spending the New Year’s Eve in VillaJardines. She does not know very well what she will find in Madrid. Any other reader is welcome to this … Continue reading

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The Madrid experience according to Marco Antonio and Jan

Marco Antonio and Jan chose VillaJardines for their Madrid stay in June 2013. Marco Antonio and Jan came through airbnb and were truly delightful guests. “Cultivated, well-mannered and always in a fun friendly spirit, it was a delight to have them over at … Continue reading

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Perez the Mouse

Created in 1894, Perez the Mouse has become a reference for Spanish-speaking children. It is the equivalent of the tooth fairy in the Anglo world. It originated in the late 19th century when the young Alfonso XIII, being 8 years … Continue reading

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May 15th, Madrid’s day

Saint Isidore the Farmer (Isidro de Merlo, 1068-1172) is a Catholic saint and he is the patron saint of Madrid. He was a farmer and served the noble Juan de Vargas at his home in Madrid. Today the building hosts … Continue reading

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