Magic at the National Library of Spain

By | 9 July, 2011 | 0 comments

The National Library of Spain (BNE, Biblioteca Nacional de España) is hosting from 16th of June to September 4th 2011an exhibition of the best books of magic tricks, juggling and illusions.

The BNE, located in the Paseo de Recoletos 20-22, is open Tuesday through to Saturday from 10 to 21 hours. Sundays and bank holidays, the centre is only open in the mornings from 10 to 14 hours. Access for all visitors is completely free. read full article

Categories: General

International Fashion Show of Madrid

By | 8 July, 2011 | 0 comments

The countdown has begun. The capital of Spain is getting to receive, with all the glamour it deserves a new edition of the Madrid International Fashion Fair (SIMM), which will take place from 1 to 3 September, 2011.

The event will be held in the facilities of the exhibition centre of Madrid, IFEMA. Opening times are 9.30 to 19.30 during the three days. read full article

Categories: General

Museum of the Spanish National Football Team

By | 7 July, 2011 | 0 comments

It happened on August 28, 1920. On that historic date 11 players wore the Spanish shirt for the first time. With  Zamora as the goalkeeper and Arrate and Acedo in the lineup, the team went to the seventh Olympic Games and the match was played in the stadium of La Butte, Brussels.

This anecdote is just one of the brilliant and unforgettable stories that you will find in the Museum of Spanish football, which opened in December 2010 at the Soccer City of Las Rozas, la Ciudad del Fútbol.

read full article

Categories: General

Black Eyed Peas concert at Vicente Calderon Stadium

By | 6 July, 2011 | 0 comments

The Vicente Calderon stadium will change its usual stripy appearance as the Atletico de Madrid home tiding away temporally footballs and red and white shirts. The occasion calls for it. On Thursday, July 14, 2011 the Atletico Madrid’s stadium, Vicente Calderon will host a concert by one of the most important dance groups on the international scene: Black Eyed Peas.

The event will begin at 10 pm and tickets can be purchased from 40 Euros. Located in Paseo Virgen del Puerto, number 67, the easiest way to get to the Vicente Calderon is by the Metro underground travel network, using Line 5 and getting off at Pirámides. read full article

Categories: General

Antonio López exhibit at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

By | 5 July, 2011 | 0 comments

Antonio Lopez is one of the most sought after artists in the world. His artwork is worthmillions for its quality and because he is one of the pioneers of realism in Madrid. Now much of his work can be seen in the  Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which opened this brilliant exhibition on 26 June that will stay open until September 25, 2011.

This magnificent art gallery can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. The museum is closed Mondays.

read full article

Categories: General

The Descalzas Reales Closter

By | 26 June, 2011 | 0 comments

The Monastery of the Descalzas Reales, the Royal Barefoot Nuns, is one of those rare jewels hidden away among the modern buildings of the capital. It’s not far from Sol, just off Callao, in Plaza de las Descalzas Reales.

The monastery itself is worth a visit, but it is also the idea of the nuns still living there what attracts many tourists. The convent was only opened to the public in the 1960s, allowing the treasures up to then hidden away from view to be seen by the general public. read full article

Categories: General

Zarzuela Theatre and the National Auditorium

By | 21 June, 2011 | 0 comments

After a long day visiting all the wonderful sites of Madrid, it is always nice to sit down, put your feet up and let the others do the work for you, namely, get others to the jumping and running to entertain you, not the other way around!

Teatro de la Zarzuela is the place that should be in all the diaries. The creation of this theatre dates back to the 19th century, when it was decided that Madrid needed a building that would offer performances prioritizing the music. And so 156 years later, it’s 150th anniversary was in 2006, Teatro de la Zarzuela is still the first and only theatre dedicated to music, song and dance.

read full article

Categories: General

“Idiotas románticos” at Teatro Arenal

By | 19 June, 2011 | 0 comments

Lucía Franco and Rodrigo Chiclana and the actors that incarnate the main characters in Idiotas románticos (Romantic Idiots) the theatre play that will be performed in Teatro Arenal de Madrid. The ticket price is 12 Euros.

Idiotas románticos is a vaudeville, a crazy story full of humour, sometimes intelligent, sometimes really absurd. The play follows the steps of the crazy style of the Marx Brothers of the Monty Pythons.

read full article

Categories: General

“Pan y Toros” at Teatro Häagen Dazs Calderon

By | 19 June, 2011 | 0 comments

The Foundation Ana María Iriarte is working on the difficult task of bringing up to peed with modern times the zarzuela Pan y Toros, with music by Barbieri, a piece that will be performed in Teatro Häagen Dazs Calderón, where it will stay until 19th of June. The ticket price for this great zarzuela is 30 Euros.

The main story of the zarzuela Pan y Toros are the political and palace intrigues of the end of the 18th century and the beginnings of the 19th century. It follows the story of the Jovellanos’ Diaries. read full article

Categories: General

“El Pabellon”, The Newest Play at Teatro Guindalera

By | 18 June, 2011 | 0 comments

Guindalera Theatre in Madrid will host the play  El Pabellón, (The Pavilion), a play written by the playwright Craig Wright, known for internationally known series such as Lost.

With Yolanda Robles taking the director’s seat, the story tells us Peter’s excitement with the prospect of meeting the girl he had a crush on in high-school 20 years earlier. However the story has an unexpected twist, Kari, the main feminine character, had to leave after she got pregnant by Peter, because he didn’t want to know anything of the baby, so she had to end up taking care of the baby by herself.

read full article

Categories: General

«Previous page

Next page»