Those seven little holes lead to an underground prison where over the centuries, controversial influencers of their time were incarcerated.
Growing up in Chueca was eye-opening for Miguel. He was exposed to things that some parents would do their best to protect their child from seeing. He was surrounded by drugs, sex, filth and death – the foundations upon which Chueca’s character is built.
British photographer Richard Page makes you notice the unnoticed, and not only that. He draws out its beauty, an aspect you may never have seen without him showing it to you.
“Do you know about the toy hospital?” a friend asked. “It’s the last one in the whole of Spain and the owner is about to retire – you have to write about it!”
Over five million people are buried, stacked and stored as ashes in Madrid’s biggest graveyard. Its size and layout make it feel like more of a city than a cemetery – it has a historic centre, named streets, and neighbourhoods with different characters.
The Spanish spring is finally upon us and the almond and cherry trees are blossoming! Here are three central Madrid places to find them.
The dust may have settled in Ajenjo Café but, with nearly 40 years under its belt, the place has developed a ghostly charm that fills your head with visions of its heyday.
Muelles Ros – selling exclusively springs – has been run by the same family for three generations, since 1894.
La Casquería (in Spanish: tripe and offal shop) is a quirky small second-hand book store on a mission: to save the mercado.
Hidden deep within Lavapiés, and almost always closed, this stunning cobbled patio took some serious discovering.