Posts with category Madrid Cultura

El Escorial nativity scene, a tradition that never fails

By | 8 January, 2022 | 0 comments

San Lorenzo de El Escorial is one of the most attractive tourist destinations near Madrid. In addition to the castle, monastery and the controversial Valley of the Fallen, the village with its cobbled streets attracts the attention of locals and visitors who come to enjoy a break, breathe in the fresh air and eat in one of the famous restaurants serving traditional, Read full article

Aranjuez and the Strawberry Train

By | 8 November, 2021 | 0 comments

The Strawberry Train has just completed a new season. This historic train connects Madrid with Aranjuez, yet another attraction that confirms that the journey is just as important as the destination.

It was the first railway in the Community of Madrid, built by the order of Queen Isabel II. It was used to transport fruit and vegetables from the orchards, Read full article

40 years since the arrival of Guernica in Spain

By | 15 October, 2021 | 0 comments

Guernica has now been back in Spain for 40 years. 40 years may seem like a short time, but looking back, these have been four decades packed with historical events.

This painting by Picasso, perhaps his most famous one, was commissioned for the International Exhibition in Paris in 1937 to be exhibited in the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic. Read full article

Chinchón converted into a film set

By | 24 September, 2021 | 0 comments

The town of Chinchón has been in the news this past month thanks to the shooting of filmmaker Wes Anderson’s new film.
In addition to the excitement felt by the town and its inhabitants, this is an important event that may attract many film-loving tourists. In fact, many sightseeing tours in many cities around the world are organised as a result of the filming of a series or film. Read full article

Madrid’s Landscape of Light, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

By | 10 August, 2021 | 0 comments

Madrid is in luck. At the end of July it was announced that Madrid became part of the UNESCO world heritage list with the so-called Landscape of Light, comprising the Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, Landscape of Arts and Sciences.

This event, promoted by the City Council, has caused great joy, both to the administrations and to ordinary citizens, Read full article

(Español) El centenario de Berlanga

By | 5 July, 2021 | 0 comments

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Madrid’s Royal Theatre wins the International Opera Awards

By | 17 June, 2021 | 0 comments

Madrid’s Royal Theatre is proud to have been awarded the International Opera Awards, the most prestigious awards the opera world has to offer. This prize was awarded in 2019, as the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2021 winners are yet to be announced.

The prize was awarded in a virtual gala while the theatre was showing Britten’s Peter Grimes, Read full article

Justo Cathedral, in Mejorada del Campo

By | 26 May, 2021 | 0 comments

Recognition came for his efforts. It came late, but it came. After years spent building a Cathedral in Mejorada del Campo single-handedly, Don Justo Gallego was made ‘Hijo Predilecto’ of the neighbourhood at 95 years old.

Many people are just discovering all this now, on the news. However, the story of this Cathedral is worth discovering and telling, Read full article

(Español) 275 años del nacimiento de Goya

By | 21 April, 2021 | 0 comments

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Cervantes and the boxes of literature

By | 7 April, 2021 | 0 comments

If there is one Spanish writer who has marked not only our country’s literature but that of the entire world, it is Miguel de Cervantes. The adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho don’t only portray a distant time in Spain, they are also a reflection on and a metaphor about life itself that never loses its relevance. Read full article

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