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.

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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

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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.

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“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.

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“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

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“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.

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The Day of Music 2011

By | 17 June, 2011 | 0 comments

The Matadero Madrid will be the stage for an event on 18th and 19th and June. It’s part of the Day of Music 2011. The festival will use two different stages, Ufi and Matadero Madrid. The ticket price will be 15 Euros per a whole day, although there is also a two day pass for 24 Euros.

Some of the bands and artists that will introduce the festival on Saturday will be The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Toro y Moi, Wild Beasts and Anna Calvi. Although, the main performance will be that of Vetusta Morla, the band from Madrid.

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Walk of Fame in Madrid

By | 16 June, 2011 | 0 comments

If you like cinema and you are planning a visit to Madrid, you are in luck. In a few days, Madrid will have its own Hollywood style walk of fame, with stars on the pavement and all. The 27th of June is the date 25 lucky Spanish cinema stars have in their diaries. That day at 7pm 25 selected actors and actresses will leave their indelible prints on the pavement of Calle Martín de los Heros.

Martín de los Heros is not far from Hotel Victoria4, only about 10 minutes on food from Sol. The choice of venue for the Spanish walk of fame is obvious when we consider the central location and the relevance of this street as a cinematic area, with two cinemas, Renoir and Golem, that are well known for their original version shows and their independent movies.

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Fountains and Football in Madrid

By | 15 June, 2011 | 0 comments

Hotel Victoria is near two of the most iconic fountains in the city. The first one is the Fountain of Neptune, or most commonly known for the locals as Neptuno. The god of the seas stand proudly in the middle of this fountain in Plaza de Canovas del Castillo. You may have seen this statue in many of the tourist guides and brochures published about Madrid, however, Neptuno is perhaps best known in the city as the fountain of the Atlético de Madrid Football Team, this is where the football fans come to celebrate when their team wins a trophy.

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The best place for chocolate in Madrid

By | 9 June, 2011 | 0 comments

Spain is well known for its love of drinking chocolate, this is no ordinary chocolate drink though, they say that the ideal hot drink has to be so thick that you can leave a tea-spoon standing in the middle without having to hold it.

Madrid has a cafe that will make the day for any chocaholic, it is the famous Chocolatería San Ginés, in Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5 at a stone throw of the Hotel Victoria 4.

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