Category: Cultural itineraries

Modernism in Madrid

If we are lucky, we may come across one of the few buildings that remain of the original Modernist Madrid. These homes take us back in time, transporting us to another world, another time and other people. Here time seems to have stood still, and the unique character of these buildings from a foregone era …

Prado Museum

The Prado Museum, which is about to celebrate its bicentennial year, is located along one of the most-visited tourist routes in the city: the Paseo del Arte(the Art Walk). The gallery is home to masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools, including Velazquez’s Las Meninas and Los fusilamientos del 3 de mayo (The Third of May) …

Adolfo Domínguez Lounge Café

The world of fashion has recently opened its doors to the trending gastro-experience.In Calle Serrano you can visit the restaurant attached to the Adolfo Domínguez flagship store, where diners can enjoy a predominantly vegetarian menu and cocktails for winding down after work.

Museum of Romanticism

The former palace of the Marquis of Matallana, built in 1776, houses an interesting collection of paintings, furniture and decorative arts from the 19thcentury, recreating the daily life and habits of the upper-middle class during the Romantic era. The museum opens a window onto societal customs during this historical period, including the main persons of interest …

Barrio de las Letras

The Barrio de las Letras, or District of Letters, was named for the extensive literary activity that took place in the area, primarily during the Spanish Golden Age.  It was once the home and hangout of such writers as Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega and Cervantes. The Barrio de las …

Teatro Real

Madrid’s Teatro Real, designed by municipal architect Antonio López Aguado during the reign of Isabella I, was inaugurated in 1850, although the first stone was laid on 23 April, 1818. Located very near the Puerta del Sol, the building was one of the main theatres in Europe, but in 1925 a collapse caused the temporary …

Reina Sofia Museum

The Reina Sofia Museum is located at one end of the Paseo del Arte, known in English as the Art Walk, and houses works by Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Juan Gris, as well as Picasso’s famous work El Guernica.  This stunning journey through Spanish contemporary art is divided into three different itineraries: “The Incursion of the …

A Visit to the Madrid de los Austrias

El Madrid de los Austriasis the area of the city that grew and flourished for nearly two centuries during the Habsburg dynasty in Spain, from 1516, when Charles I ascended to the throne, until the death of Charles II in 1700, due to the presence of the royal court. Tourist visitsof el Madrid de los …

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