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Inclusive Love at the Thyssen

Categories: Art & Culture, LGBT May 30, 2017

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.

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Chris Garneau

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April 28, 2017

Singer-songwriter Chris Garneau, one of the most distinctive and intimate voices on the international scene, will be giving a couple of concerts on 5 and 6 May at Naves de Matadero.…

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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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Welcome to the City of Hugs

Plaza de San Ildefonso Categories: Art & Culture
September 22, 2015

Madrid is “the city of embrace,” or at least that’s something that new Mayor has been repeating ever since she swept to power last May. It’s a line that perplexed many, especially when the Spanish version “la ciudad del abrazo” sounds more like “the city of hugs.” While a city full of hugs …

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“Vive la pasión flamenca”

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July 22, 2015

This is the name of the project launched by María Larroca, who used to work in the administrative side of TV, that transforms her passion for flamenco into an entrepreneurial adventure. Maria’s idea is to enable tourists to experience real, authentic flamenco, which isn’t always what we see at tablaos and typical flamenco …

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In search of the sound of Madrid

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July 15, 2015

Choosing a genre of music to define Madrid is an almost impossible task. For many, the pop-rock of the Movida is still the style that best represents the local Madrid character. Others emphatically claim that flamenco, added to UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, is the definitive music of the …

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