Madrid: no guides needed

Organized minds want to organize everything, my mind always does that with favorites! My favorites about Madrid? It’s clear to me which are my favorite moments from Madrid.

1. Wandering

Madrid is a lively vibrant city! It’s made for people who like the sounds of the streets, of talking, laughing and spontaneous music. I literally spent my time dancing.

After the first hours consulting the map and walking through the main streets and avenues, I couldn’t help but follow the small or dark streets, the music, the hidden cafes and wander around, looking up as I love so much, stare at this huge city!

And then I stopped, I asked for a coffee and I looked at everyone, everywhere around me. I wanted to breath in Madrid, not thinking about it, but feeling it. What a perfect moment.



The wanderer (by Wilson Nogueira)


2. La Coquette

… is a blues bar! A blues bar in an old, small basement! Dirty but sober, as a jazz/blues bar must be. At first, just a glance was allowed to us. It was too full. We left!

But I’d to come back! I’d to try at least. So I did come back, I waited without knowing if the music was also coming back or not, and it did. And I couldn’t feel happier that I left the house that night, to search for this basement blues bar, in the expectation of a cool jam session, but never imagining it could be so god!

La Coquette is one of those underground places, where you just let go and feel! Oh, how I love this kind of places! My eyes were shining, and even if I know we can’t memorize everything we would like to from the places we travel to, this piece of life I will never forget. The dark, the faces, the girl playing blues with a violin, the beautiful voices on the micro, the guitars…


I thought “I don’t want to talk about it.” but it comes in every Madrid jazz/blues guide you can get.

Madrid needs no more guides, it has enough. Madrid needs to be felt!




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