Jul 272013

Dracula as 20th Century character in films and books

written by Bram Stoker is the centre of an Exhibition in Matadero Madrid. The exhibition runs till September.

The exhibition covers the life of Bram Stoker one century after his death. Dealing with his relationship with contemporaries such as Walt Whitman and Mark Twain etc the Exhibition offers an insight into the creator of the Ghoul who frightened the wits out of many reader and cinema goer.

Matadero Madrid

Casa de Lector, Legazpi,8


Metro; Legazpi L3/L6 Emajadores L3 / L5

The City of cartoons

Every Day From: Monday 26 November To Wednesday 31 July

From: 10:00 To 20:00

Last days and opportunity to see;

An Exhibition of Cartoons with its Theme as Madrid; every couple of months a different person will draw and exhibit Cartoons which he or she considers relevant to the City of Madrid and the people who live in Madrid.

The Cartoon exhibition is in a small space, so dont expect a grand tour.Contributing Cartoonists are Miguel Ángel Martín, Santiago Valenzuela, Hermanas Pacheco and Puño.

Where; Palacio de Cibeles,CentroCentro, Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

Guided Tour of Madrid on a Bike.

What better way to see the streets and monuments of Madrid than from the saddle of a bike and with an expert tour-guide who can show you the real sights of this exicting city.

Plaza Mayor, 27 (Plaza Mayor Tourist Center)

Book in Advance at the above address or by email; e-mail:visitasguiadas@esmadrid.com

Tours are on Saturdays and the group is limited to 20 people only. At the time of writing Bike Tour Prices are 6,90 Euros.

More information on tickets and sales in general,here

If you would like to go it alone and rent a bike to cruise around Madrid alone, check this page out for ideas and rentals.

Legends,Hauntings and Ghosts in Madrid.

Go on this Tour of the Spooky parts of Madrid. Ask any Madrileño and they are sure to have a heard of a Ghost Story connected to some building in Madrid City. This Tour takes you through the Legends and Ghostly areas of Madrid and is reported to be entertaining and fun for the family.

Departure is at 8PM on Fridays at Plaza De Mayor,27  best to book ahead to ensure a place; check this link to find out how and where to book tickets


Sean Durham is an Artist and Writer living in Madrid Make a Comment below and Your Latest Post from Your blog or website will be linked immediately. sean@madridnotes.com

Jul 162013

The Hot sweltering summer days of Madrid are here and day trips and sight seeing is on the agenda. How about Renting a Bike and whizzing around the streets of Madrid to see all those Monuments that you have been talking about?

Legazpi along the River/canal in Madrid

Legazpi along the River/canal in Madrid


There are lots of places to find Bike Rentals in Madrid and although the prices vary they are not too heavy on the pocket.

If you are not sure where you want to go but feel like Riding a Bike around, a good idea is Juan Carlos Park in the north of Madrid. The Park is definitely Bike riendly with its broad pathways for easy Bike Riding without creating foul ups with walkers. A man made Lake and circular route, plenty of grassy areas to stop and rest and benches to sit and snack on make it an enjoyable couple of hours of exercise and relaxation.

The last time I looked the Park had increased the number of bikes for Rent to 50+ because the idea has become very popular. In order to use the Bikes you have to sign-up and then be issued with a card that allows you to use the bikes last information was that the Bike Hire was Free of Charge.

Bike hire at Juan Carlos I Park

Avenida Manuel Azaña / Avda. Logroño / Vía de Dublín
Metro; Campo de las Naciones (Line 8)
Hiring Hours: 10 am 1 pm and 4.30 pm 7.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9.30 am 7.30 pm

Below is a list of several Places to Rent a Bike in Madrid


By Bike Madrid

Rent a Bike Spain


If your legs are tired and you’d rather Rent something with an Engine, then there are Scooters for rent too!

Most of the Bike rental services are situated around the Parks, such as El Retiro close to the City Centre and El Prado. When you set off for a spin around the city of Madrid , don’t forget to get a MadridCard so that you can get either a good Discount on Entrances to Sights and Monuments or Free Entrance to some places.

Madrid Scooter Renta



Sean Durham is an Artist and Writer living in Madrid Make a Comment below and Your Latest Post from Your blog or website will be linked immediately. sean@madridnotes.com