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.

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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

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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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