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ARCO 2018: A FEW ARTWORKS

  The end of February in Madrid is devoted to art. The city holds ARCO, it’s most famous contemporary art fair and city fills up with many alternative art encounters from Urvanity (this year held at the …

SEGOVIA DAY TRIP

Amazing, huh? If you’re visiting in Madrid and you want to explore beyond the limits of the city, there are plenty of cities around, lots of them old walled cities that makes you travel in time …

HOW TO HELP MÉXICO

Dear all, as you well know yesterday a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico killing at least 217 (death toll is expected to rise) and leaving many victims behind (between homeless, stranded, injured and or lost). If …

LAS FIESTAS DE LA PALOMA EN MADRID

  Every summer Madrid celebrates a great deal of street summer parties, being the Fiesta de la Virgen de La Paloma the biggest and the most famous. It has all the ingredients of every great …

I LOVE PARIS IN THE SUMMER

The amazing view from a friend’s appartment at the Quai André Citroën.   Hello all! I’ve just come from spending a wonderful week in a summery Paris, sans canicule but with very dramatic cloudy skies …

LA ROSALEDA DEL PARQUE DEL OESTE

In our Unconventional Musts Madrid minimap one of the featured spots is the Parque del Oeste. Carola, editor of the minimap says about it: “This lovely park is usually overlooked by people who often choose …

CIUTAT DE LES ARTS I LES CIÈNCIES

This is the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts of Sciences) of Valencia, probably the most touristic attraction in the city designed by the -infamous- Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava (who has …

GRANADA: LA ALHAMBRA

  It is really hard to put into words the wonder that is La Alhambra, this amazing palace, fortress, garden, dream that was built in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications -Wikipedia dixit- …

GRANADA: THE CITY THAT STOLE MY HEART

A couple of  days ago we traveled to Granada, one of the most amazing cities I’ve been. Full of contrasts, very friendly people, delicious and abundant food and amazing views of the Sierra Nevada, that …

MISTAKEN MAPS

Before the world had been fully explored, cartographers often made educated but incorrect guesses like portraying California as an island, the existence of a continent as big as Africa called “Java La Grande”, or the …

TO LIVE LONG AND PROSPER… READ!

So, it turns out that reading books is tied to a longer life, according to a new report. That’s what we read this week in The New York Times. Here’s an excerpt of the article: …

MADRID BY SUSIE LOMOVITZ

    When I was looking for photographs for the Madrid Bookstores With A Charm minimap I couldn’t help to think of my good friend Susana who besides being an amazing yoga teacher, designer, baby …

A weekend in Brittany

During Holy Week break we made a quick trip to Brest, a city in the Finistère (end of the earth) département of Brittany in the western extremity of France. Brest was mainly reconstructed after the …

THE BUEN RETIRO PARK

If you’re traveling to Madrid sometime soon to enjoy these early spring days, we for sure can recommend a couple of unconventional things to do, but there’s also a very conventional, even cliché one, that …

TYPICAL SPANISH

[su_vimeo url=”https://vimeo.com/157168824″ width=”980″][/su_vimeo] The Typical Spanish, a guide for guiris in trouble video from Fragmento Universo demonstrates that learning basic but very necessary Spanish expressions can be really easy and also beautiful (and sometimes very weird!). They are …

JustMAD @ COAM

  This last week Madrid was all about art because while the biggest Spanish art fair, ARCO was in town there were a lot of alternative proposals. JustMAD was one of them and this year it was …

A minimap of the Moon!

  We just found this really nice Next City’s article that shares the story of Johannes Hevelius (Polland, 1611), astronomy student and creator of the first scientifically accurate maps of the moon. To be able …

Let’s make 2016 lovely!

  Hello 2016! In this first post of the year we share the illustration of one of our illustrators and art directors of Minimaps: Victoria Fernández We also wanted to share a couple of interesting …

DREAMING OF MINIMAPPING: MENORCA

  One year ago I was in my favorite Balearic island: Menorca. I was lucky enough to have traveled with a bunch of girls that are truly experts, almost “menorquíes“, so I easily enjoyed without …

DREAMING OF MINIMAPPING: NORMANDIE

Happy Birthday France! Happy Bastille Day! I’m constantly publishing photos of Paris, so I thought of diversifying a bit the panorama, that’s why I’m sharing with you the newest Dreaming of Minimapping destination: Normandie. I …

THE FUTURE OF BREAKFAST

Photo via Pearlfisher.   Here’s an interesting post written by Shaun Jones, Futures Business Director of Pearlfisher London about the future of breakfast that we, as restless brunch minimappers have found interesting (: “The breakfast …