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Literary museums

Categories: Art & Culture August 28, 2018
Lope de Vega House Museum

Lope de Vega House Museum

Madrid appears as a character in numerous books. Cases in point would be works by Benito Pérez Galdós, Valle-Inclán, Hemingway… Literature has also left its mark on the city, as can easily be seen in places such as Plaza de España, with its monument to Cervantes, or the Plaza de Santa Ana, shared by the sculptures of Federico García Lorca and Calderón de la Barca. There are also quite a number of literary museums in Madrid.  Read more

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Ignacio Vleming Ignacio Vleming

Inclusive Love at the Thyssen

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May 30, 2017

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 …

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The Fauves at Recoletos

The Fauves at Recoletos Categories: Art & Culture
November 4, 2016

The show presented at the MAPFRE Foundation’s Recoletos Exhibition Hall displays paintings, drawings and ceramics to illustrate the creative revolution brought in by Fauvism, the movement that between 1904 and 1908 opened up the way for the historic avant-garde and included artists like Matisse, Derain and Dufy.…

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Architecture Month

Architecture Month Categories: 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.…

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Cinema Under the Stars

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August 6, 2015

The unblemished summer sky has given rise to more open-air cinemas in the Spanish capital. And in Madrid, a night at the movies also gives you an opportunity to explore some of the capital’s most iconic buildings. From the daring programme projected inside the Palacio de Cibeles’ “crystal patio” and the commercial blockbusters and …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Swimming in Madrid’s Melting Pot

The Lago Pool Categories: Entertainment, LGBT
August 3, 2015

Summer is in full swing and much of the mass-holiday-exodus has begun. Sometimes it seems as if half the city has made a beeline for the beach, leaving the city ticking along at a slower yet eminently more relaxed pace. So where does that leave those left behind to deal with scorching summer temperatures and …

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Liam Aldous Liam Aldous

Madrid’s Best Coffee

Toma Café Categories: Food & Drink
June 24, 2015

While foreign visitors in Madrid may marvel at their coffee’s potency, other important components such as the coffee grain, milk, and more importantly -flavour- sometimes leave a lot to be desired.  Things are changing for the better though, and the economic crisis has spurred a new generation of enterprising cafés and innovative baristas. Looking …

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