Tag Archives: 18th century in Madrid

Simon Bolivar lived in VillaJardines from 1799 to 1800

Not many people know that Simon Bolivar lived in Madrid between 1799 and 1802, where he married Maria Teresa Rodriguez del Toro. What did he do as a teenager in Madrid? Simon Bolivar [i] was born in 1783 in Caracas and he is … Continue reading

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This is (y)our neighborhood in Madrid: Sol

Visiting a city for the first time is very exciting, especially if it is not a main global city and one senses that it hides many secrets. Madrid is a little mystery for first timers. There are internationally recognizable elements … Continue reading

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The Palace of the Duchess of Sueca

The building, with 7,200 square meters, is completely empty and abandoned. Only a person lives in the building, Carmen Martin, aged 95, and her cats. She lives without electricity or heating since her father died 30 years ago, though she … Continue reading

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