Navidad en Warner Madrid

By | 23 December, 2011 | 0 comments

Parque Warner Madrid is a great place to visit all year round, situated just outside Madrid on the Carretera N-IV, km 22 in San Martin de la Vega, you can reach the park by car, or train from Atocha Train Station or bus from the bus station at Villaverde Bajo.

This Christmas Warner Park Madrid are making of Christmas a reality, in their own words, with the various activities they have prepared for this festive period. Until the end of December all the lovely characters from Warner cartoons will come to life to welcome you into the park and introduce you to all the musical shows and Christmas activities for the whole family. Some of the shows and activities will include Christmas carols, lights and fabulous decorations.

Your children will be able to deliver their letters to Santa and the Three Wise Men, before you take them to enjoy a nice meal in one of the many restaurants or just shopping in the many shops and boutiques.

The park closes at 8pm and opens at 12pm. Price for people over 120cm is 39 Euros and under 120cm or taller but senior citizen (over 60) is 30 Euros. Those children who haven’t reached yet 90cm go for free, but they have to accompany an adult.

So, don’t delay book your ticket now, remember you can get to Parque Warner by train from Atocha, not far from the Hotel Victoria 4.

 

Categories: Arte y cultura, Excursiones, Guías Madrid

Microespacios en Madrid

By | 18 November, 2011 | 0 comments

The Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza is situated in Paseo del Prado, also known as  the avenue of art. Not far from Hotel Victoria4, this museum should be a must-see for any tourist visiting Madrid any amount of time.

The museum started as the private collection of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, but has developed as one of the main attractions in the city of Madrid.

This autumn the museum, as part of its programme of temporary exhibitions will present the exhibition Microsites in Madrid. The works exhibited cover the period between the 14th and the 18th century, they are pictorial representations of buildings and architectonic wonders from across the world.

The exhibition will show visitors the evolution of this art form throughout the centuries as well as the different nuances and differences in the style.

Along with this exhibition, visitors will also have the chance to admire the Russian paintings of the Thyssen’s collection. The vanguard of soviet painters will be represented in the rooms of the Thyssen-Bornemiza’s museum until the 26th of December 2011. Visitors to the museum will have the chance to learn about these soviet artists of the early 20th century through 35 paintings exhibited in the museum.

Ticket prices are 8 Euros for the general exhibition or 8 Euros for a temporal one, or 13 Euros the combined ticket for a temporal exhibition and the permanent one.

A great chance to see great art in  Madrid, not far from Victoria4.

 

Categories: Arte y cultura

De paseo junto a la Gran Vía

By | 16 November, 2011 | 0 comments

The Gran Vía is famous in Madrid for many reasons, the main one is maybe that it is one of the main arteries in the centre of Madrid. However, Gran Vía is also the area with the highest concentration of cinemas and theatres in Madrid.

You can start in Callao, and then go down Gran Vía towards Plaza de España, Plaza de Callao also has its own cinema and one of the best sandwich cafés in Madrid, Rodilla. This home grown sandwich chain serves really different sandwiches with creative and delicious fillings.

If you continue towards Plaza de España, on your way you will find innumerale little cafés and bars where you can taste some of the local tapas or just simply relax in front of a cup of coffee. In Plaza de España you will be able to pay a visit to the statue dedicated to the great writer Cervantes and his most prominent creations, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

From this mini-garden square you can take the chance to admire some of the local 20th century architecture, like the Edificio España (Spain Building) that overlooks the square with its massive body of brick and metal.

In Calle Martín de los Heros you will find Cines Renoir and Cines Golem, where you can enjoy the latest releases and art movies in their original language.

This is one of the sightseeing routes on foot that you can do from Hotel Victoria4.

Categories: Guías Madrid

Madrid de noche

By | 13 November, 2011 | 0 comments

Madrid has been since the seventies a great place for going out and enjoying yourself at night. Ever since the “Movida Madrileña“, the Madrid night groove scene, the city has been constantly improving and moving with times.

Madrid has some of the best night clubs in much of Spain, and who knows, even Europe. Balcon de Rosales is one of those places, situated in Paseo Pintor Rosales, S/N, just a short distance on foot from Hotel Victoria4, this nightclub is divided in three distinctive dance areas.

The most impressive area is without a doubt the dance floor overlooking Madrid’s unique and huge urban park, Casa de Campo. Entrance is free but drinks are a bit pricey, between 9-12 Euros. The DJ plays a mix of national and international songs and you can also start the night dining in its restaurant.

Joy Eslava, just off Puerta del Sol in Calle del Arenal 11, has been entertaining myriads of young and not so young people since 1981. This club is well known for the variety of its music and its shows. Tickets are 12-15 Euros.

Kapital has to be the biggest nightclub you have been to, with seven floors and three huge dance floors. It is situated in Calle Atocha 125, in the very centre of the city.

The best thing is that after a whole night fun, you can just take a stroll to your hotel, Hotel Victoria 4 or just simply take a short cab ride home.

 

 

Categories: Noche Madrid

Una visita a Aranjuez

By | 12 November, 2011 | 0 comments

Madrid, as any big city, is surrounded by smaller but not less interesting towns. The fantastic public transport system of this city is fast, clean and reliable and it will take to many of all the small towns and villages in the region.

Aranjuez is a special town, it is not just beautiful, but it carries a lots of history for the Spanish people.

The town was declared “Conjunto Histórico Artístico” in 1983 (Historic Artistic Grouping) and UNESCO listed it as a World Heritage Site.

You can start your trip to Aranjuez from Madrid from the stations of Atocha Renfe or Charmartin, from where you can take a train directly to the town.

One of the main sights in Aranjuez is the Royal Palace or Palacio Real de Aranjuez. This Palace is one of the residences of the King of Spain but it is also open to the public.

The other great sight of this town are the gardens around the Palace that date back to the Habsburg period. The Garden on the Island is situated on a man made island, and there you have also the Casa del Labrador a small, tiny palace situated in the Jardín del Principe or Princess’ Garden.

Besides all of these wonderful sites, the town of Aranjuez is a wonderful excuse for a quite day of strolling and sitting down on cafés to see life as it happens.

At the end of the day you can take the train that will take you back quickly to the centre of Madrid, and from there you will just have a short walk to Hotel Victoria4.

 

Categories: Excursiones

Restaurantes famosos en el centro de Madrid

By | 27 October, 2011 | 0 comments

In the centre of Madrid, next to Puerta del Sol, there is a great selection of restaurants, cafés, bars, fast-food restaurants and eateries in general where you can refill your batteries.

Today we are going to visits some of the most celebrated and famous temples of food in Madrid.

One of these temples is Casa Lucio in Cava Baja, 35. The stars in its menu are cocido (a stew with chickpeas, potatoes and pork’s meat), fried eggs, hake or steak.

If you find a table it may be that you will be surprised when next to you sits a famous Real Madrid football player, a member of the royal family like King Don Juan Carlos himself, models like Kate Moss or actresses like Paz Vega. It is a classic venue, where customers bring the glamour with them.

In Calle Jovellanos, 3 you will find one of the best Basque cuisines in the area, restaurant El Txoko.

Their main specialties are cod souflet, oven baked black pudding with apple and also anchovies with olive oil. Don’t forget to eat these dishes with Txacoli, a white wine with an excellent flavour that goes especially well with fish.

Categories: Gastronomía

El ballet “Samsara”, en los Teatros del Canal

By | 26 October, 2011 | 0 comments

It is a great and perfect show, a complete menu for dance lovers. The Teatros del Canal will be the stage chosen between the 27th of October to the 6th of November for the show “Samsara”, an original, innovative and bold choreography of the Comunidad de Madrid’s ballet by Victor Ullate.

The performances will take place from Tuesday to Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays there will be two shows at 12pm and 6pm.

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Categories: Arte y cultura

Noches de flamenco en Madrid

By | 25 October, 2011 | 0 comments

The experts say that Madrid is the world capital of Flamenco. Without any animosity against Andalusia, where this form of art was born, the capital of Spain has the best venues where you will be able to enjoy the Flamenco magic.

Passion, strength, intensity, some happiness at times and some pain at times, these are the basic ingredients of flamenco singing and dancing, an art that has been declared Immaterial Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

In our search for the best Flamenco stages in Madrid we will have to stop at El Rincon de Jerez, a venue situated in Barrio de Salamanca. This place has a distinctive Flamenco atmosphere with a daily show.

Another flamenco temple is El Corral de la Moreria, one of the most famous and old flamenco stages in the world, in Calle Moreria, 17. From 1956 it sells out almost every night because of the prestige of its singers, guitarists and dancers.

You will also be able to enjoy a delicious dinner with good quality dishes, this venue has been mentioned on the Michelin Guide. This venue has also been visited by great cinema stars like Rita Hayworth, Nicole Kidman or Natalie Portman.

Categories: Guías Madrid

Madrid bajo la lluvia

By | 24 October, 2011 | 0 comments

Autumn has arrived in the capital of Sapin, the cold and the rain are here to stay, at least for a while. It is high time to put your winter clothes in storage, take out the coats from last year and fish for those raincoats and brollies.

It´s also the moment to start looking for alternative plans for your weekends or those days off. Madrid has many different opportunities for leisure.

There is a very interesting visit that you can embark on during one of those winter rainy days. This trip could start in the Market of San Miguel, a few metres away from Plaza Mayor in the centre of the city.

This singular building, built in 1916 is a good sample of iron construction. Now it is home to 33 market stalls selling high quality food products.

The Market of San Miguel is a place where you can buy real delicatessen products, almost luxury items. It is also a great place for enjoying fantastic tapas and different and tasty dishes that will make any mouth water.

When you leave this spectacular building you can go to the Plaza Mayor, in this square, a meeting place for many different characters of the city, you will be able to hide away from the rain and enjoy the wonderful views of a beautiful part of Madrid.

Categories: Excursiones

Concierto de Los Delinquentes en la sala Joy Eslava

By | 23 October, 2011 | 0 comments

There is an event in Calle Arenal, 11 in Madrid on 9th of November that you can’t miss, the band Los Delinquentes will play in Joy Eslava. This gig is scheduled to start at 9pm and ticket prices are 20 Euros.

This will be a historical event because this rock band will entertain the audience with music in a multimedia soirée that will also have video projections with images of their past. In this way the audience will be able to enjoy the first images recorded of Miguel Benitez, Canijo, Diego Pozo and the Banda del Raton.

This band from Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz) will play songs from their debut album, El Sentimiento Garrapatero que nos Traen las Flores (The Good Feeling when They Give us Flowers), published in 2001.

They will also introduce songs from their latest work Los Hombres de las Praderas y sus Bordones Calientes, (The Men from the Countryside and their Hot Sounds) with the collaboration of Tomasito.

This band that came together in 1999 is original and different because of its fusion of styles. In their work they blend flamenco, rumba, rock and reggae.

Categories: Ocio y eventos

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