Category Archive: Madrid

Spain’s heritage of nobility

Centuries of monarchy in Spain have left their imprint on the country’s people, landscape and cultural heritage. Your group can discover the artistic and cultural treasures housed within the royal palaces, monasteries and convents throughout the country, and especially Madrid and the province of Castile. A spectacular new attraction is the Liria Palace, now open […]

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Architectural heritage: Madrid

In the massive, buzzing city of Madrid, you will find both history and tradition as well as cutting edge modernity in abundance. This is clearly visible in its architecture. Of course, the old city of Madrid is spectacular enough to rival Paris and Rome, but some of the most fascinating architecture dates back only as […]

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Alcalá de Henares: A world heritage city

Located near Madrid, Alcalá de Henares is known for its architectural beauty, academic legacy, and for being the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of the classic Spanish novel Don Quixote. What’s more, its monumental heritage, rich with churches, convents and university buildings, allows visitors to step into Castilian life during the Golden Age […]

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City Portrait: Madrid

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is one of the great cities of the world. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, Madrid has an unbeatable offer of museums and culture, diverse and excellent cuisine, an intense nightlife, and plenty of parks and gardens that are ideal for taking a break from all the excitement. With something to suit all […]

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New in Madrid: the Norman Foster Foundation

As of June in Madrid, there will soon be yet another cultural attraction. To an offering that includes the famous Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, as well as a wide array of lesser-known centers for contemporary culture, collaborative creativity, and public art, we can add the Norman Foster Foundation. It’s an intriguing place that aims to […]

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Gastrofestival: A delicious time to visit Madrid

Madrid is a one of the great cities of the world, with a wealth of museums, shopping, nightlife, parks and restaurants. Visitors who brave the cold of January and February are also in for a special treat. No, it’s much more than churros y chocolate (which are worth a visit alone) – it’s the Madrid […]

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Madrid in Dance

The Madrid en Danza International Dance Festival is an event of truly global scale that attracts numerous dance companies from all over the world. It encompasses the full range of dance styles, from classical to avant-garde, and a wide variety of national and international programmes. Of course, it also includes the best in Spanish and […]

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Getting to know Madrid…by bicycle

Bicycles may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Madrid – lots of hills and long distances suggest other options for moving around the Spanish capital. But for die-hard cyclists (and nowadays, for less die-hard electric cyclists) the time and effort earns great rewards. Proud to be a bike-friendly […]

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Madrid: A Picasso / Lautrec exhibition at the Thyssen Museum

This fall 2017, visitors to Madrid will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see great works by two of Europe’s most widely revered modern painters: Pablo Picasso and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The Picasso / Lautrec exhibition highlights and analyses the close relationship between the works of the two artists. The Paris connection Around the same time […]

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A piece of Picasso: 80 years of Guernica

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the seminal work, “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso –one of the greatest anti-war murals in history. A special exhibition called “Piety and terror in Picasso: the road to Guernica” (4 April – 4 September, 2017) at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid is designed to shed new light on […]

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