23rd of April is World Book Day 2021! “I know that I smelled a jasmine in childhood one afternoon, and the afternoon did not exist" (Francisco Brines, Cervantes Prize 2020) is the verse on the poster of the book day 2021. The World Book Day is celebrated on 23rd April because on the same date, 23.April 1616, coincidentally, Cervantes and Shakespeare, two of the great figures of world literature, died. It has been celebrated since 1995 and Madrid was no less than the first World Book Capital. The 23rd of April is a Friday and so a day to take it easy and enjoy strolling around the streets of Madrid.

Let’s see, there are days for everything, Adn’s day (??), book day, fun day at work…really? ¡Come on!! ¡More than nerdy! But we didn’t want to miss the Circus Day on 17th April, a theme that in these times brings joy to young and old and allows us to escape and enter a world of dreams and magic. A good opportunity to introduce you to the emblematic Circo Price in Madrid. “Price”, doesn’t sound very Spanish, does it? …. To know the history of this circus you have to go back to the 19th century! Thomas Price, an Irish horse tamer, who belonged to an old lineage of acrobats and

Normally, during “Semana Santa” (Easter) the Spanish capital is full of processions, celebrations and concerts, but this year all the festivities had to be cancelled in order to avoid crowds of people. Nevertheless, the brotherhoods and confraternities will display the images of their patron saints in the different churches from Passion Saturday, 27 March, until Holy Saturday, 3 April, and encourage the faithful to enjoy them in the different churches. You can either walk to the different places or rent a bike at our Trixi shop to reach them easier! Happy Easter and let's make the best out of it! We are open from 10.00-18.00 Trixi Madrid c/ de los
``Forgive fast, thank slow``. ``All your footsteps are my wings`` Did you know that walking through Madrid you can come across these and other beautiful poetic verses painted on the crossroads of the streets? It seems that they want to awaken, challenge, shake, question .... "Te comería a versos" - that's the name of the project launched in 2014 by the artists of the group Boa Mistura (“Good Mix”). Here you will find a map where all the phrases that exist in Madrid are marked. In the beginning, the phrases and verses of these artists appeared illegally painted on the streets at night, but since they were so beautiful, nobody

In Madrid we have an urban park – the “Quinta de los Molinos“ – that has nothing to envy to the famous “cherry blossoms” of Japan. Between February and March, this old park is one of the favourite places for many Madrilenians to go for a stroll.  This is due to the natural spectacle that Quinta de los Molinos offers thanks to the many almond trees in bloom. The ground is transformed into a carpet of pink and white petals which is a real treat also for the children. The pleasant and magical atmosphere makes you forget that you are in the heart of the capital, next to the Calle

Although the big Carnival festivities have been cancelled this year for Carnival (12th-17th February), there are still some smaller activities programmed in the different districts of Madrid, like a masks workshop, a “journey to Brazil”, Goyaesque dances and much more. So it is still worth coming to Madrid, it has a lot to offer. Visit this link for some ideas: https://www.madridcultura.es/actividad/carnavales We at Trixi.com would like to share with you how some of the bigger traditions are celebrated in Madrid during Carnival so that you can imagine a little bit the atmosphere. Some of them are really unique to the Spanish culture. So, let’s feel the liveliness and colours that

It is still Christmas in Madrid: Who are the Wise Men? While in most of Europe people and mainly the children are looking forward to Christmas on the 24th or 25th of December, in Spain and in Southamerica the children can’t wait to see the “Three Wise Men” / “Three Holy Kings”. Actually, in Spanish it sounds much more magic, as the “Reyes Magos” – if you translate the words one to one – mean “the Magic Kings”. Doesn’t it sound much more promising then someone being wise? Who wants wisdom when we can have magic? In Madrid, as in the whole of Spain, the “Reyes Magos” are the Three

Why do Spaniards end the year with a bowl full of grapes in their hands? The Spanish tradition says that in order to have 12 months of good luck in the New Year you have to eat 12 grapes at exactly 12 o’clock on the night of the 31st of December; also, it is important to eat one grape at the time with the sound of each midnight bell. Therefore, it is recommendable to buy small grapes and to be careful not to choke because we have heard of some disasters…. Where does this curious tradition come from that every year plants us in front of places like Madrid’s Puerta

Before the year ends we would like to share with you one of the most popular events in Spain that takes place just before Christmas: “El Gordo” (“the fat one”), the great Christmas lottery on the 22nd of December. What is so special about this lottery? It is time to celebrate, to share with friends and families, to hope and to take a rest from the hard year. For this reason people try their chance and want to participate. They either buy a full set of 10 lottery tickets for 200 € or just one for 20 €, called “a décimo”. The matter is to participate and to give it

Immerse yourself in the magic of Madrid’s Christmas illumination! Christmas in Madrid is a real light show. Every year during this time, the city is transformed into a work of art, the streets are filled with people and the sparkle in their eyes reflects not only the lighting but also the illusion and magic of the Christmas holidays. There are 10.8 million LED lights on 210 streets in the capital – lighting jewels created by designers such as Juan Duyos, Nuria Sardá or Devota & Lomba. When activating the lights, the Mayor of Madrid said: this year 2020 the lights “are not of joy, but of hope” in a Christmas