Cultural diversity

The Chinese Madrileños who are fighting persisting stereotypes

As the Year of the Pig begins, members of the third-biggest foreign community in the region discuss their affinity with the people and culture of the Spanish capital

Free love

What happens when you enter into an open relationship?

Many fantasize about breaking the norm. These four people did just that, and told us about their experiences (Spoiler: it didn’t all end well)

Arts

Secret Madrid takes center stage for summer arts and music festival

Explore the Spanish capital with Veranos de la Villa events set in alternative and surprising venues

TOURISM

Is Madrid headed for the same tourism trap as Barcelona?

Downtown residents are being priced out of their homes, which are turned into tourist apartments

Squatter collective Patio Maravillas evicted from unoccupied building

Eviction comes on penultimate day of mandate of outgoing Madrid Mayor Ana Botella Ahora Madrid and Podemos condemn move, claiming it was politically motivated

MUSIC

Dude, where’s my car?

In 1986, Joe Strummer managed to lose his Dodge 3700 GT somewhere in Madrid A new documentary traces the time the former singer from The Clash spent in the capital

ENVIRONMENT

Less than 30 percent of Madrid’s garbage is being recycled

Improper separation of waste means region is long way from meeting EU targets for 2020