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PARTY IS OVER: Tapas and monuments, 6 great things to do in Madrid

Diogo Marques

Many friends who are arriving in Madrid for World Pride are asking me some tips about what to see after, before or in the middle of the intense parties schedule. Beyond Plaza Mayor (pic below), probably the most well know place in the city, there are maaaaaaany possibilities. I will borrow some i like from a Skyscanner post. The good news is there are all in the center, a walk away one to the other.

 

1. Prado museum

Even if you are not a big art fan, it deserves a visit...Renowned as the world’s largest art gallery, Prado Museum was opened in 1819 and contains over 9,000 artworks. If you can, drop in on weekday afternoons before 5pm, when it is less crowded. You can sign up for free educational talks and activities at Jerónimos building 15 minutes in advance, but they are only conducted in Spanish. The Museum also holds temporary exhibitions of artworks by prestigious artists and the permanent collection boasts pieces by early Renaissance painters like Fra Angelico as well as native masters like Goya and Ribera. If you have the time, make sure to visit the nearby Thyssen, Reina Sofía and Archaeological Museums as well.

2. Tapas in La Latina

 

In Spain, you ask for a drink, you get a tapa. Don’t worry, it’s usually free! La Latina is a great area to find some of the best tapas in Madrid. If you're on a budget break, you can hop from bar to bar and have lunch, paying for just two or three drinks, or linger on a terrace with friends, enjoying delicious food and good conversation for hours. Try the characterful and tiny Al Vicente Copas, tucked away off Plaza de Puerta Cerrada on Calle Segovia (hint: look for the sign that says San Román).

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3. El Retiro

 

When you need a mental break from relentless Madrid sightseeing, a walk through El Retiro transports you to the loveliness of eighteenth century palace gardens. Head for the Crystal Palace and its surroundings, where you can sit by the pond and watch the play of light, shadow and colour, as well as the resident ducks, turtles and birds. If you’re looking for a more lively atmosphere, there are always activities, exhibitions, concerts, puppet shows, street performers and fortune tellers in other areas of the park, besides an annual Book Fair. in October. The main entrance to the park is on Plaza de la Independencia.

4. Mercado de San Miguel

An old traditional market converted into a modern gastronomic experience, the mercado's greatest asset is you can taste samples of food from as little as €1, sometimes even for free, before deciding whether to buy. There’s a huge variety of food: cold meat, cheese, fruit, vegetables, sushi, seafood, chocolates, frozen yogurt, juices, sangria, wine...all deliciously tasty and fresh. It's entertainment enough just to walk around enjoying mouth-watering smells and flavours, while natural light floods the building, emphasizing the beauty of its iron and glass structure. Always full, it is nevertheless another great place for tapas, very lively and really close to Plaza Mayor.

5. Templo de Debod

 

A gift to Spain in 1968, this 2200-year-old Egyptian temple dedicated to Amon and Isis is located on a hill over Casa de Campo and is, without a doubt, one of the top Madrid tourist attractions, not least for the sprawling view. Stunningly beautiful sunsets behind an illuminated temple that is reflected in the water makes this the perfect spot for pictures. By day the views to the Royal Palace and cathedral on one side and Casa de Campo and the mountains on the other are also worth enjoying. Pack a picnic and spend a few hours in the surrounding park with your new crush...

6. Lavapiés

Arguably the most genuine neighbourhood in Madrid, Lavapiés is the place to go for dinner. With over 50% of its population being non-Spanish, here you can find any kind of food: Chinese, Moroccan, Thai, Indian, Senegalese, Greek or a Cuban delicatessen, all serving great food for little money. By day, you can spot some pretty amazing examples of Madrid street art, but come here at night and there’s a great atmosphere around the bars and outdoor terraces. Enjoy steaming bowls of couscous or noodles, or lounge in an Arabian tearoom. One of the best events is Tapapiés, a tapas fair that takes place in October: tapas and beer for only €1 each!

EXPERIENCE THE NEW: ÉPICA Festival! Four days of fun, tourism, and leisure during the newest electronic musical festival launching in Porto de Galinhas, the most popular beach in Brazil.

Diogo Marques

Dear friends,
The Mansion has expanded, we are now EPIC. Lear more about ÉPICA Festival Porto de Galinhas
★ BRAZIL'S BEST BEACH LAUNCHES THE FIRST ÉPICA FESTIVAL ★
Fusing Wanderlust with Music, the First Ever EPICA Festival Promises to Attract over two Thousand Attendees to Porto de Galinhas.
MADRID - Beginning on Friday, October 30 until Monday, November 2, lovers of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), travel, and nature are invited to spend a holiday in the oasis that is Porto de Galinhas (PE). Located in Brazil’s northeast, the state of Pernambuco, is one of the most desirable holiday destinations in Brazil. The Mansion, a service that provides vacation accommodation packages for gay events around the world, is launching the festival. The event is expected to attract Brazilians and international attendees to the PE beach.
“I’m very excited to be expanding The Mansion’s brand,” said Diogo de Sa, founder of the project. “The Mansion’s aim was to bring together like-minded individuals with a no-stress approach to arranging holidays for gay festivals, so I thought it was time to create our own. PE has been selected the best beach in Brazil over eleven times by popular vote; it is the most desired destinations by Brazilians and foreigners alike,” said Sa.
Pernambuco is strategically located fifty kilometers from the main airport, Recife, which is relatively unknown as a travel destination from the United States but is inexpensive to fly into and quite accessible. For instance, Miami residents can book a direct flight and arrive in approximately eight hours.
To please the most seasoned EDM lover, EPICA will feature a diverse lineup of DJs, including Spanish DJ Manual de Diego, resident of Supermaxte, as well as loved names in the Brazilian music scene. There will six parties in open and closed venues; two pool parties during the day and one after-hours morning party and three evening parties. The main party will be held on October 31 in Recife to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the festival’s partner, nightclub San Sebastian’s.
EPICA will also feature a beach-party caravan cruise, taking guests in buggies on an all-day excursion throughout some of the nicest beaches in the region. The tour will conclude at the famous beach of Maracaípe, sought out by Brazilians and touted as the most magical place to experience the sunset.
International visitors may enjoy the EPICA festival without the stress of any planning from the minute they arrive; The Mansion accommodation package will even include airport pickups and drop-offs.

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The Mansion was a project launched in Barcelona in August 2013. The Mansion’s aim was to bring together strangers from around the world and provide complete arrangements for those attending some of the most popular electronic music festivals around the globe. The Mansion acts as a concierge service providing a convenient travel package for its guests, typically placing them in luxury mansions with a host that facilitates various aspects of the guests’ vacation. With their package, guests receive food and beverages at their accommodation, festival and party entries, and health club access. Before guests arrive, the host connects all guests via social media so they can become accustomed to their future roommates. Explore The Mansion’s website:


The Mansion Mykonos is now open!!!

Diogo Marques

After a great edition during XLsior Festival 2014, The Mansion is back to paradise. This year, our house will accommodate 20 guests from all over the globe who will enjoy the island the maximun!!!

The Mansion experience:

  • Make new friends

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • Airport shuttles

  • XLsior wristband

  • Gym subscription

  • Daily breakfast

  • Welcome greek dinner

  • Soft drinks

  • A 24/7 avaliable host

  • Private parties

  • Unbridled fun

Check in date: 08/19/2014 .

Check Out date: 08/26/2014

See all the details and book now

Tel Aviv Pride: why to go?

Diogo Marques

Because you shouldn't miss a full week of international parties hosted by the biggest party brands from around the world. Also because Israel has a lot to offer, especially on pride.Staying the entire week in Tel Aviv during pride is an excellent opportunity to enjoy both partying and travelling. Combine Gay Tel Aviv's life (beautiful beaches, great food, vibrant nightlife scene with many Gay parties and events) with a day tour to Jerusalem, Israel's Capital and the holiest city in the world, and another to The Dead Sea for sure is a great experience. Would you like to try this amazing country? The Mansion is now open to host you during Pride Tel Avk. Book now!

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Things worth knowing about Israel #4

Diogo Marques

A Prolific Society. Sexy men and wine is not the only things Israel produces a lot of. The country also produces many scholars, leaders, and peacemakers. Since its creation in 1948, Israel has generated 10 Nobel Prize winners. It is surpassed by only 10 other countries, all of which are centuries older, and most of which have a significantly larger population!
photo: Albert Einstein, born in Germany to a Jewish family, is perhaps the most famous scientist of all time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/…/List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_country

Would you like to visit Israel? Join The Mansion Experiece and live great days in the country!

Things worth knowing about Israel #3

Diogo Marques

Israel is a small country with a variety of places worth a visit. The whole country can be crossed in no more than 10 hours (driving) and the landscape changes drastically (green nature north and desert in the south). The Mansion will take their guests to two must to visit places in the country: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
Do you want to join us?

Things worth knowing about Israel #2

Diogo Marques

There has been a long time Israel is not only for religious travelers. In the past 10 years, it gaining ground and places itself among the most popular for gay tourism. To the the point of in 2011, in a pool carried out by American Airlines and GayCities.com, the city was voted as the most popular destination for gay travelers. The webpage well described Tel Aviv as 'the gay capital of the Middle East is exotic with a Mediterranean c'est la vie attitude'. I agree.
The Mansion invites you to be part of this great event. Do you want to join us?


The Mansion Tel Aviv - things worth knowing about Israel #1

Diogo Marques

From june 9 till june 16 The Mansion will connect guys from all over the world to one of the most beautiful countries in the planet. During the next days we will share curiosities and  things worth knowing about Israel.

#1 Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is the lowest place in the world. 427 meters below sea level. Beyond the beauty of the salt lake, muddy water and sand, both of which have medicinal qualities
So when you visit Israel, take at least one day at the Dead Sea - highly recommended! Of course we will take our guests there. Do you want to join the experience?