The tradition of taking a break mid-afternoon to recharge batteries for the rest of the day and have enough strength for the rest of the day should be recovered. In Madrid, there is a series of places where you can enjoy this healthy habit which is even better if accompanied by a book. Write down this name: Monpassa (Costanilla de los Desamparados, Read full article
Posts with category Cultura Madrid
Not as popular or high profile as Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster or Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield (London, 1953) is one of the architecture greats of the second half of the 20th century and the current one. For now, he is still to be awarded the Pritzker Prize but he does have the honour and prestige of being the only British architect to have been designated for the design of the brand-new Tate Modern in London. Read full article
Does autumn make you feel melancholic? Do you miss the heat and having a drink on the bar terraces? You can now forget about your worries with theatre and you will be able to forget the arrival of bad weather for at least two hours, since there are many plays you can go and watch. Read full article
Why not change, if only for a day, the classic “fast-fashion” consumerism made in China for a purchase, compulsive or non-compulsive, of a book? You will probably spend less and feel more beautiful inside. For many years now, the autumn second-hand book fair hasn’t taken place, a fair that precedes de Feria del Libro (Book Fair) in El Retiro, Read full article
The Prado Museum inaugurates its autumn season with two temporary exhibitions that some may deem discreet or not very flashy if compared with other massive ones dedicated to Sorolla. However, they are not less interesting. Let’s see two of the most attractive ones programmed for the new season.
The first one is titled ‘Effigies Amicorum. Read full article
As a novelty in this 2015 edition of the festival Veranos de la Villa, the chosen stage is Puente de Rey, which substitutes the Sabatini Gardens for security reasons. Located in the area of Madrid Río, next to the entrance of Casa de Campo, it is a more green and fresh location without so much asphalt, Read full article
The classic multi-space photography exhibition in Madrid is going to immerse itself in Latin America for its 18th edition, following the trend from last year to have a geographical theme for each edition. Let’s see some of the proposals that are part of the official section.
One of them is “Print and detonate. Read full article
It has been confirmed, albeit without scientific approval, that the human remains found in the Convent of Las Trinitarias in Madrid may have been those of Miguel de Cervantes, the famous author of El Quijote whose second part is 400 years old this year. We know where he died, in the street that bears his name, Read full article
It is not the most central museum in Madrid although it is well worth going to it to Moncloa, from where you just have a short walk to get there. Firstly, it is well worth visiting for its permanent collection, which is not so permanent as its name might imply because it is renovated every so often. Read full article
The characters immortalised by Francisco de Goya in many of his Madrid-themed works, such as The field of San Isidro, later generated a type of character, the Goyaesque or goyesco, which then became a regional costume. This symbolises the bond between the Aragonese artist and the Spanish capital, Read full article