Posts with category Arte y cultura

San Isidro: A Festival with Deep Roots

By | 6 May, 2014 | 0 comments

San Isidro MadridConsidered as the patron saint of farmers and although his festival is celebrated in many towns with processions that bless the fields, it’s in Madrid where he is venerated the most, with a festival dedicated to him that is becoming increasingly important.

The saint’s incorrupt body is located in Madrid, the city where he was born in around 1082, in the old cathedral of la Real Colegiata de San Isidro. The visit to his sacred remains is what originated the pilgrimage around the chapel built as a tribute to him, located in Pradera de San Isidro, painted by Goya in a painting with the same name. Every year, the amount of attendants is huge to the point that you need plenty of patience to deal with the large crowd that has gathered there since first thing in the morning. In the afternoon, the procession with images of San Isidro and Santa María de la Cabeza take place from the Colegiata de San Isidro to the district of La Latina and the Plaza Mayor, a return route that ends with the hymns of the Virgin of the Almudena and of San Isidro. read full article

“Espectros de Artaud”, en el Reina Sofía

By | 13 September, 2012 | 0 comments

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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