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The Death of Hyacinthus, c. 1752 – 1753. Giambattista Tiepolo. © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

In a month’s time the city centre will probably be bursting at the seams… the seams of the rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBT community. Roughly three million visitors are expected to arrive in Madrid to celebrate WorldPride, a huge party that draws massive crowds demanding the right to love without labels. Further to its commitment to diversity, from today on the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum now offers an audio guide in Spanish and English that takes visitors on a queer-themed tour of its collection. You can pick the audio guide up at the same time as you purchase tickets for the museum, for just four extra euros.

Architecture Month Category: Art & Culture
September 16, 2016

Exhibitions, conferences, guided tours and, in particular, the opening of some of the city’s most interesting buildings are activities that form part of Architecture WeekOpen House and MOM, three initiatives that throughout October give people the opportunity to discover part of Madrid’s secret heritage.…

Degas Category: Art & Culture
October 8, 2014

Juan Abelló and his wife Ana Gamazo paint an exceptionally revealing picture of themselves through the works that comprise this collection, which can be viewed at CentroCentro Cibeles until 1 March.…

laoconte-greco-300x300-150x150 Category: Art & Culture
August 29, 2014

The Prado Museum joins in to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco with a large exhibition that points to a connection between the artist’s work and the avant-garde.…

f-woodman-150 Category: Art & Culture
June 13, 2013

Once again this June PHotoEspaña returns to Madrid with so many fascinating exhibitions it’s hard not to fall prey to Stendhal’s syndrome. Dates: 5 June to 28 July. Place: all over the city. Here’s a list of 10 shows I’ll be sure not to miss.…

Dalí's moustaches Category: Food & Drink
April 27, 2013

Salvador Dalí returns to Madrid from 27 April, with full honours. That day, the Reina Sofía Museum opens its major retrospective of the artist. Coinciding with this very comprehensive exhibition, the city is preparing to pay tribute to him. The Hotel Palace was one of his favourite places in the city, which is why …

Sculpture by Dalí Category: Art & Culture
April 1, 2013

From 27 April to 2 September, the Reina Sofía Museum is holding a fantastic exhibition on Salvador Dalí. That is why I’ve been asked to write a post on the adventures of this eccentric and concentric genius, as he would often describe himself, in Madrid, where he lived from 1922 to 1926.…

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