Posts with category Cultura Madrid

Book bars to Read, Write and More…

By | 2 October, 2014 | 1 comment

libro bar madridHaving a coffee in a coffee shop is not what it used to be. At least in the more hipster area of Madrid, where there are more and more spaces appearing where the coffee is the least important part. These places are filled with books, paintings, comic books and cultural activities such as reading, book clubs or book presentations. Let’s see some of the most prominent ones you can visit in the Spanish capital.

La Fugitiva is one of the most famous ones in the area of Antón Martín, especially for those looking for some peace and quiet where to enjoy their coffee or tea in (we recommend their Ayurveda or Pakistani tea and their homemade vegan cakes). There is good Wi-Fi connection there and plenty of plugs to charge your laptop in, and the owners do not mind if you stay there all afternoon without moving. It is located on Calle Santa Isabel, 7, and philosophical discussions, book clubs and even a chess club are some of the activities that take place inside. It also doesn’t close until midnight, so there is plenty of time for everything. If you need more information, just ask Clea, who is always ready to advise those who enter La Fugitiva.

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Habsburg Madrid

By | 20 May, 2014 | 0 comments

Madrid de los AustriasIt receives its name from the dynasty that set the Spanish capital in Madrid back in 1561, with king Felipe II at the head. It was the Madrid known to those kings, although the area of the current district of Las Letras was not then included and today would correspond to the districts of Sol and Palacio, in other words, the central district.

It is the heart of Madrid, with Plaza Mayor as a reference point, but also the streets of Calle Mayor and Calle Arenal -precisely where our hotel is located- drive you to Plaza de Oriente going past picturesque spots that are well worth seeing.

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A Night of Theatre in Madrid

By | 8 May, 2014 | 0 comments

Teatro Real MadridMadrid is one of the cities in Europe with the biggest passion for the theatre, with an offer that encompasses great stage productions all the way to interesting proposals on small alternative stages.

The Lavapiés district is the home of Teatro Valle-Inclán, which belongs to the Centro Dramático Nacional (National Drama Centre), as well as Teatro María Guerrero, whose building is worth a visit in itself thanks to its modernity and clean lines in this diverse and multicultural district of Madrid. With a carefully selected programme, with works by directors such as Juan Magoya, Anglélica Lidell or Gerardo Vera, it is a reference in today’s drama scene in Madrid.

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5 Hidden Artistic Enclaves in the Center of Madrid

By | 29 January, 2014 | 0 comments

En la plaza de Ramales descansan los restos mortales de Velázquez

In the centre of Madrid, the opportunity of contemplating a piece of history that can take us to past times appears step after step. From our 3-star hotel on Calle Arenal we have the magnificent opportunity of being able to follow in the footsteps of great writers, painters and artists from many centuries ago.

Today we will tell you about five great artists: Larra, Velázquez, Quevedo, Lope de Vega and Neruda and of the places where they lived, hidden artistic enclaves in the light of day in the centre of Madrid, that you can visit without having to go far from our hotel. read full article