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Veranos de la Villa

18 June 2019 Veranos de la Villa

One of the great surprises of Madrid is how green it is. It’s parks colour the city in great swathes of green – meadows and frothy forests, sinewy rivers bordered by willows, deep, cool urban pools - that provide a cooling balm to the heat of high summer. Knitted together they create a verdant playground for the annual Veranos de la Villa (Summer in the City) cultural agenda that spans two months over July and August.

 

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Mad Cool 2019

12 June 2019 Mad Cool 2019

The summer season of musical festivals is well underway throughout Spain, one of the most anticipated and most important on the national calendar is Mad Cool that takes place in Madrid during mid-July. In the run up to August, the traditional time when most people in Spain take their holidays, locals and visitors to the capital city are keen to get into the party mood. And parties don’t come any bigger and more spectacular than Mad Cool which this year takes place between July 12th and 14th at Valdebebas.

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Magnolia Garden, Museum of Romanticism.

05 June 2019 Magnolia Garden, Museum of Romanticism.

Constructed in 1776 the historical palace of the Marqués de Matallana contains a marvellous collection of paintings, furniture and decorative art objects from the 19th Century that afford us a chance to see how life was lived by the Bourgeoisie during the time of the Romantic era.Constructed in 1776 the historical palace of the Marqués de Matallana contains a marvellous collection of paintings, furniture and decorative art objects from the 19th Century that afford us a chance to see how life was lived by the Bourgeoisie during the time of the Romantic era.

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The hidden routes through La Latina

02 May 2019 The hidden routes through La Latina

Madrid, the capital city of Spain, as well as offering wonderful city walks filled with history and Civic Centres that bring together people from around the world, contains many secrets to be discovered.The La Latina neighbourhood for instance is one, it hides extraordinary places like the Jardín del Príncipe de Anglona that were laid out around 1750 and it’s one of the few noble family gardens from the 18th Century that survives today. This particular green space represents the luxurious vision of the Príncipe de Anglona and now affords visitors an unusual moment of silence in the noisy chaos that is Madrid.

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CaixaForum Madrid

30 April 2019 CaixaForum Madrid

The Caixa Forum cultural centre situated opposite the Prado Museum was designed by the renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, a gravity defying refurbishment of a former industrial building that now accommodates temporary exhibitions managed by Obra Social “la Caixa” affiliated with CaixaBank, one of Spain’s most important banks.

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Mutua Madrid Open

10 April 2019 Mutua Madrid Open

One more year, Madrid gets ready to play tennis with the Mutua Madrid Open 2019 tournament, which takes place in a very popular venue called  “La Caja Mágica” (The Magic Box). This means that, also every May, the doors of every hotel in the Spanish capital start opening and closing non-stop, joining the hustle and bustle of all the sports fans visiting the city to attend the famous tennis championship.

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Banksy: Genius or Vandal

21 February 2019 Banksy: Genius or Vandal

The exhibition Banksy: Genius or Vandal currently being hosted at the IFEMA (institución Ferial de Madrid) until March 3rd this year, examines one of the best known and most polemical living artists in the world today. Containing more than 70 individual pieces that are organised thematically (many of which are being shown in Spain for the first time) the exhibition includes art works, sculptures, installations, videos and photographs drawn from private collections.

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Ático restaurant by Ramón Freixa 

01 January 2019 Ático restaurant by Ramón Freixa 

Originally from Barcelona chef Ramón Freixa now resides in Madrid, his cuisine is nevertheless a taste of the Mediterranean displaced to the capital. In this case a less formal offering than his flagship Ramón Friexa Madrid restaurant (accommodated within the Hotel Único Madrid) but one that is equally creative and surprising based on seasonal ingredients and savoir-faire.

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The Principal Madrid Fitness & Wellness

31 December 2018 The Principal Madrid Fitness & Wellness

The Wellness suite and SPA located on the 6th floor of The Principal Madrid provides a holistic health and wellness experience for guests.

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Disney, the art of story telling at CaixaForum Madrid

01 October 2018 Disney, the art of story telling at CaixaForum Madrid

There can be few people alive today who have not been enchanted by the stories of Disney during their childhoods. Magical tales, told in animated features or live action films that re-imagine the archetypical myths and legends that have passed from generation to generation down the years, delighting contemporary audiences in much the same way as they have since the founding of the Disney studios almost one hundred years ago.

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The Museo de Prado celebrates its Bicentenary

07 May 2018 The Museo de Prado celebrates its Bicentenary

The Museo del Prado is unquestionably one of the most remarkable museums in the world, its permanent collection includes paintings by some of the most celebrated European masters of the period spanning the 16th and 19th Centuries as well as subsequent periods, sculpture, decorative arts, prints etc.. Consistently amongst the top 10 most visited museums in the world, at the end of this year the Museo Nacional del Prado celebrates it 200th anniversary.

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PHotoESPAÑA 2018 - The Festival marks its 20th Anniversary

02 May 2018 PHotoESPAÑA 2018 - The Festival marks its 20th Anniversary

For the last 20 years during the hot summer months of June, July and August the city of Madrid has provided fans of photography with a unique festival, PHotoESPAÑA which has become an international reference and includes not only photography but film, documentary, video art, workshops, lectures and seminars. This year the festival takes place between June 6th and August 26th with more than 90 exhibitions featuring some 530 artists together with a programme of 21 professional and public activities taking place in 80 centres.

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Museo Sorolla

08 March 2018 Museo Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida the Valencia born painter who better than any other artist captured the unique light of the Mediterranean on canvas lived and worked here up until his death in 1923.

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Matadero Madrid

08 March 2018 Matadero Madrid

A sprawling precinct of 48 industrial buildings formerly used as a slaughter house and livestock market up until 1996 when it was acquired by the Madrid City Council and completely refurbished in order to become a contemporary arts centre.

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Joy Eslava

08 March 2018 Joy Eslava

Occupying this building on Arenal just off Plaza del Sol since 1981, Joy Eslava takes its name from the Eslava Theatre that was formerly located here.

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Real Jardín Botánico

08 March 2018 Real Jardín Botánico

The Royal Botanical Garden, the entrance to which is adjacent to the Prado Museum is an institution that dates back to 1755 (in its current location since 1781) founded in order to exhibit plants and teach botany as well as promoting the study and classification of plant species.

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Hospital de Maudes

08 March 2018 Hospital de Maudes

Its full title is Hospital de Jornaleros de San Francisco de Paula, a precinct of buildings designed by the same architects responsible for the Palacio Cibeles, Palacios and Otamendi, to which is shares certain formal similarities.

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Fundació Francisco Giner de los Ríos

08 March 2018 Fundació Francisco Giner de los Ríos

The Free Educational Institution was founded in the 19th Century by a group of university professors under Francisco Giner de los Ríos (1839 – 1915), philosopher, educator and intellectual as a constantly evolving laboratory for new teaching methods, underpinned by a belief that society can be reformed through education.

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Malababa

08 March 2018 Malababa

Malababa is a company specialising in the production of leather goods including bags, limited edition jewellery, shoes and decorative objects. Everything is designed and made in Spain at their workshops located in Madrid, Ubrique (Cádiz) and Alicante.

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Floristería Fransen et Lafite

08 March 2018 Floristería Fransen et Lafite

Much more than just a flower shop Floristería Fransen et Lafite offers all things olfactory related such as home perfumes and scented candles as well as decorative objects.

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El Paracaidista

08 March 2018 El Paracaidista

This concept store located in the Malasaña neighbourhood is one of the trendiest places in Madrid currently, a retail experience unlike anything else in the city inspired by sophisticated conceptual stores in Tokyo, New York and London (there’s even a cinema).

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Borca

08 March 2018 Borca

The traditional mantilla shawl is one of the clothing garments most associated with Spain, one that is still used in the southern region of Andalusia.

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NuBel

08 March 2018 NuBel

Chef Javier Muñoz Calero is one of the latest culinary sensations of Madrid, a young Madrileño (as natives of the city are known) now at the forefront of NuBel, a gastronomic restaurant located within the Reina Sofia, a museum specialising in 20th Century art.

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La Terraza

08 March 2018 La Terraza

Perched amid the rooftops of Madrid with its emblematic statuary and domes is La Terrazza one of the city’s must-visit rooftop cocktail bars. Belonging to The Principal Hotel Madrid, located at the start of the capital city’s main artery, Gran Vía, the views of the skyline don’t get any better than this.

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Café Comercial

08 March 2018 Café Comercial

The quintessential Madrid café, Café Comercial is old-school, 130 years to be exact, the kind of place Hemmingway would hang out if he were still around today.

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FITUR, global encounter hub

26 September 2017 FITUR, global encounter hub

Fitur, the International Tourism Trade Fair, will be held again from the 17th to the 21st of January 2018. The best professionals of the tourism industry will meet at this fair, which celebrates its 38th edition. It is the leading event for the receptive and emitter markets of the Spanish speaking countries. The figures of the last edition certify the success, with almost 1,000 exhibitors, more than 160 countries and regions represented, about 136,000 professional participants, and about 110,000 visitors as a general public. The presence of more than 7,500 media, the growth in business appointments and international expansion of international visitors (compared to the 2016 edition) have also certified the leadership in the sector. Their growth in Social Networks is also important.

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Summer in Madrid

26 April 2017 Summer in Madrid

Many think of the beach when they think of their summer holidays but that doesn't necessarily have to be the case. Madrid in summertime is wonderful! The city offers all types of activities and spaces: concerts, terraces, pools, etc., without forgetting everything the Spanish capital has to offer all year round. We therefore recommend you spend your summer holidays in Madrid.

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