Some news from Spain VII

Well here we are on Spain, the biggest news is the quake that just hit twice the town of Lorca in the province of Murcia. Richter scale of 5,2, already about 10 deaths and over 170 wounded, and many more on the streets without a home.  The A7 road has been cut direction Almeria for precaution, and many building some historic has been destroyed. It is estimated that 80% of the houses have been damage to some extend. The Army and Civil Guard has sent renforcement for the law and order and to help on the cleaning. The National govt has promised help in any way possible no matter the expenses. I hope the locals are able to be ok and pull out of this one.

For most temps are from 11°C to 24°C and rain only in the northeast areas of Spain, generally speaking.

Real Madrid has won and Barcelona tied so mathematically the champion of the Liga 2010-11 is Barcelona. Real Madrid beat Getafe 4×0 with 3 goals from CRonaldo that puts him in the league for the pichichi or league top scorer with 34 goals .

The singer Carlos Baute has officially open the feast of San Isidro in Madrid with a song “pregon” or prayer song, so the party is officially on.  San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid.  More on the program in this pdf file http://sanisidro.esmadrid.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Programa_San_Isidro_2011_WEB.pdf

The third football/soccer team from Madrid the Rayo Vallecano is due to move up to the premier division or Liga BBVA in its next game vs Elche today at 22h at home in the stadium Teresa Rivero at Vallecas,Madrid.

The public channel of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, Telemadrid will show from the Feria de San Isidro the best bullfight of the event, with toreros Morante de la Puebla, Alejandro Talavante ,and Arturo Saldívar this Sunday at 19h.

In Alcala de Henares this weekend coming will be the Ruta de las Tapas or route of the tapas with many restos participating such as Bar Mesón Castilla La Mancha,Sidrería Sagasti,La Taberna de Rusty,Nino,Casa de Extremadura,Gambrinus Alcalá,Lola,El Corte Inglés,13 Vinos,El Caserón Plaza,Macondo,Mushka,La Gran Pulpería de Alcalá, and Mesón el Gallego.

The XXVIII Festival de Otoño en Primavera or Festival of Fall in the Spring has this year 34 shows of  Theater, Dance, and Music plus Circus. There will be about 30 companies from 13 countries, 26 international shows and 31 grand opening shows unique. You will see it from May 11 to June 5 in various places in Madrid and province of Madrid.  Some of these places will be Teatros del Canal, Circo Price, La Casa Encendida, Teatro Fernàn Gomez, Matadero-naves del Español, Teatro de La Abadia, Teatro Español, and Sala Cuarta Pared. More info at http://www.madrid.org/fo/2011/es/index.html

Real Cafe Bernabeu at the stadium, emblematic ,and my hangout when in Madrid. It has two floors with a huge glass window that lets you see the playing field for more than 50 meters (165 feet) . You can enjoy a mediterranean cuisine like ham croquettes, torta del Casar ( a great cheese), ham of Guijuelo(Salamanca, best iberian ham)  russian salads, tenderloin carpaccio and cheese, or Iberian  pig bones with wine sauce, as well as lighter dishes while sipping some great Madrid wines or Rioja. At Door 30 of the stadium , metro Line 10 Santiago Bernabeu ,webpage http://www.realcafebernabeu.es/

The history and sound of the Flamenco art of living from its birth at the end of the 18C top today will be shown at the Caixa Forum, Paseo del Prado,36, Madrid. From now until June 6th, webpage http://www.esmadrid.com/en/portal.do?TR=C&IDR=641

Another great family restaurant of many events with local friends and family in Madrid, Resto Ribeira do Miño, if you want Galicia in your plate then come here, as typical and genuine as it gets away from Galicia, just try the marisqueria in the picture for 45€ for two persons for dinner. Metro Tribunal at santa brigida, 1, webpage http://www.marisqueriaribeiradomino.com/es/estaticas/index.asp?wm=752&id=255

And for some nice apartment rentals at good prices try this site http://www.casasmadrid.com/en/

Have a wonderful week and coming week end. Cheers

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