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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.

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.…

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.…

“The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Hieronymus Bosch, c.1500. Category: Art & Culture
January 28, 2013

“The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Hieronymus Bosch, c.1500

A walk round the Prado Museum can unearth secrets only known by lovers of painting. If you look closely at these works you’ll get some “personal” knowledge about their authors, whose self-portraits are hidden away somewhere in the painting.…

minipalace Category: Art & Culture
January 17, 2013

When visiting a city, the first thing you need is somewhere to stay. But that’s not what this post is about. Yes, the Palace and the Ritz are two hotels. Two centrally-located, comfortable, exclusive, classic, punctilious and perfect establishments. But the aim of this post is to help us understand why these two emblematic hotels, …

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