The power of the past. 150 years of archeology in Spain

“The power of the past. 150 years of archeology in Spain”. Do you know the history of Spanish archeology? Or how the Archeological Museum was born? If the answer is no, then you can not miss the exhibition inaugurated this week at the National Archaeological Museum to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its founding.

150 objects from 68 different institutions will show us how our past has been built from archeology and how we have been learning to give it the importance it deserves. A work of historical documentation that maybe we do not value enough and a museum that we may not visit as often as we should:)

Where: calle Serrano, 13 .<M> Serrano/Retiro

When: Until April 1st, from Tuesday to Saturday from 09:30 to 20:00, Sundays from 09:30 to 15:00.

Price:  Free entrance.

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This weekend: Nomad Market:)

Although it seems that autumn has not started in the capital, we start to looking for that kind of plans more appropriate of those dates… This idea of ​​comfort and warmth of home is part of the hygge spirit, which was super famous a time ago and that tried to reveal to the world the secret of the Danes happiness. As often happens with these things, the concept ended up becoming a kind of cheap philosophy, destined to go out of style. That is why the Nomad Market has wanted to bet on the concept, but adapting it to the lifestyle of the people of Madrid and bringing together in the same space all those things that make us feel good: friends, music, creativity, good talks with friends and of course a very cold beer. So, from the 6th to the 8th of October, you have an appointment with the best of the design and crafts in the Mercado de la Cebada

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(Plaza de la Cebada, s / n <M> La Latina).

Friday from 5pm to 9pm,

Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 9pm.

Free entrance.

Good plans, good weekend!

World Press Photo’ at COAM

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The ‘World Press Photo’ exhibition is one of the longest and most prestigious contest of press photography. A shocking and exciting selection of 143 images, showing the events that have marked the history of the last year in different points of the planet.

  • Where: calle Hortaleza, 63 <M> Alonso Martínez/Chueca
  • Monday to Friday from 11hs to 14hs; Weekends from 17hs to 21hs.
  • Ticket price: de 3 a 5€.

“Festival de Reencuentro” en la Sala El Sótano/ “Reunion Festival” at El Sótano

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El Sotano reopens its doors to live music, art and culture, and they do it as they know best, with music! Jack Bisonte, Beluga, Gotelé, Nando Costa, Psychic Boyz, Los Fesser, A Por Ella Ray or JotaPop, among other…

  • Where: calle Maldonadas, 6 <M> La Latina
  • When: On 29th and 30th of September from 21hs
  • Ticket price: FREE!


Un viaje a los 70 con ‘Madrid Vintage Fest’/ A journey in the 70’s with 

‘Madrid Vintage Fest’

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The homage to the 70s through 25 exhibitors who will recreate the universe of funk, psychedelia and the Afro-American aesthetic of this era. There we will find fashion, furniture, decoration, posters, records, movies, comics, a virtual reality area, a discotheque track, as well as 25 food trucks where we can taste street food inspired by cities like San Francisco… This plans have it all!

  • Where: Principie Pío Mall. Paseo de La Florida, 2 <M> Príncipe Pío
  • When: From 27th of September to October 1st; from 12hs to 00hs.
  • Ticket price: FREE!

Lost & Found Market’ Renovate your wardrobe!

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Fortunately for our pockets this weekend we have Lost & Found, the vintage and secondhand market in which we can make us with true treasures at a bargain price. It will be outdoors and there will be no lack of music, food and drinks. The best excuse for renovating our wardrobe and go hand in hand with the new season.

  • Where: Conde Duque Cultural Space (Conde Duque, 9 <M> Plaza de España/Ventura Rodríguez/Noviciado)
  • When: From 30th of September to October 1st; from 11hs to 21hs.
  • Ticket price: FREE!

One of our favorites post! ‘Mercado de Diseño’/ Desing Martet at Matadero

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This time the design market come back to celebrate the #PiñataParty! 85 designers firms will be presenting their fall-winter collection with of course live music!

  • Where: At Matadero. Paseo de la Chopera, 14 <M> Legazpi
  • When: Saturdat from 11hs ro 22hs and Sunday from 11hs to 21hs.
  • Ticket price: 2€

Open House Madrid! The most emblematic buildings now opened for you!

Once again, the Open House Madrid architecture festival will open to the public more than 100 emblematic buildings and urban spaces in which normally citizens do not have access (public buildings, workspaces and offices, residences, artists and architects studios).  The event will take place during the weekend of September 30 to October 1, which coincides with the celebration of the World Architecture Day, and as in the previous two editions all visits are totally free!

This third edition will honor the figure of Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, one of the most recognized architects of the second half of the twentieth century. We’ll be able to visit some of his most emblematic projects, such as the rehabilitation of Castellana 81 building (old BBVA) or the White Towers.

The most successful spaces of the previous editions, such as the Spanish Grand Lodge or the Cultural Heritage Institute “la Corona de Espinas”, continue to be included in the program. Among the buildings to be incorporated this year are the IE Paper Pavilion of the Pritzker award, the stunning Desert City (the first biotechnology nursery specializing in cacti) or the Lucio Muñoz house by Fernando Higueras.

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To take into account in this edition the special activities organized by the festival, such as the route through the Plaza Mayor, the Parque del Retiro, or thematic routes on the Civil War.

Most participating spaces are accessible without prior registration. For those who require it (Hotel Westin Palace, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Real or BBVA City, among others) can be made through the Open House website:

Attentive, because the deadline to sign up is already open and the places are sold out quickly!

You can check here the list of buildings that participate in this edition:

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Best ones in Pozano street! (Joyce that’s for you!)

We are super fans of Ponzano street! Is in the revived Chamberí district and it’s one of our favorite stops to get a taste!

– Sala de Despiece

The long, sleek counter and the walls made from pastel-colored Styrofoam blocks are undoubtedly modern. The tapas plates, however, are classics. Please ask for razor clams from Pontevedra, fried pimiento peppers, or the solomillo cenital. Go as early as possible in order to get a good place as it always crowded. No bookings can be made.

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Plates from the southwest city of Cádiz are the focus, including tapas such as chilled carrot coins tossed with cumin and garlic; a salad of potatoes, tuna, and mayonnaise; and half a dozen varieties of croquettes (the mushroom and ham ones are particularly good). If you’re looking for something more substantial, order one of the entrées, like the seafood plate with fried calamari, anchovies, and cazón,a small, meaty shark.

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Canned food, seafood and “cañas” in a busy brewery with a large bar where the cans decorate the wall. Fide keeps a typical Steel “barra” and napkins on the floor. The atmosphere couldn’t be more cheerful, with customers that have been going there for ages and super seafood. For all that, is a great choice for aperitivos.

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– Restaurante Asador Los Arcos de Ponzano

Segovian roasts and Spanish cuisine in an intimate room with exposed brick, still life and wall paper. Highlights of the meat-heavy offerings include Iberian ham, roast suckling pig, lamb chops, roast lamb shank, and the signature housemade rice with morcilla,or blood sausage.

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– La Contraseña

Gin tonics, tapas and Mediterranean recipes in a versatile cosmopolitan space with room, interior patio and bar. The menu is quite satisfactory and not expensive. You can also have informal tapas at the entrance in an open space. Favorite dishes include steak tartare topped with a quail egg, white asparagus doused in peppery olive oil, and deep-fried eggplant with honey and salmorejo.

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– El Doble

Few bars like El Doble, for authentic, typical and nice, in their own way! It’s one of those bars of “all life bars”. Each cane is accompanied with seafood preserves, but also have a complete menu of servings, among which stand out potato chips, belly, razor or cooked prawns.

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– Picsa

“Food tastes better if shared!” They make Argentine pizza, in a wood oven and with local and seasonal ingredients: Pizza in the Argentinian way! The best of this place is the fact that picsas are made for sharing with friends! Don’t make a booking just go early:)

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More place in Ponzano street:

Smoking Club Muta Bar – Lá Máquina de Chamberí – Taberna Averías – Le Qualité Tasca –











APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND is organised annualy by ARTE_MADRID as a celebration of art and culture. Every September, events take place throughout day and night with 44 contemporary art galleries simultaneously inaugurating their exhibitions. It includes a complete programme of activities in museums, art centres and galleries that boosts Spanish plastic arts and cultural industries on both a national and international scale. Apertura broadens Madrid’s cultural offer along the lines of the Berlin Gallery Weekend or Choices Collectors Weekend.

Madrid is also the capital of contemporary art. 50% of Spanish galleries belonging to the Consortium of Contemporary Art Galleries –the National Association- union are based in the city. 44 spaces open to the most contemporary art.

In every edition, APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND, organised by the Association of Galleries ARTE_MADRID, attracts worldwide collectors, experts and curators to the city,  looking for the finest exhibitions of both established and emerging artists from the local and international scene.

APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND 2017 wil take place between the 14th and 16th os September. Among these days, the spectators may be able to come closer to contemporary art thanks to special timetables, guided tours to privete collections, big institutions, parties or special actions the galleries.

All in all, each September APERTURA makes Madrid  the hub of contemporary art. An essential benchmark in the international cultural agenda.


AT 11 am and 12 pm
At 11 am and 12 pm
Meeting point: Casado Santapau Gallery.

5 pm —— SALA ALCALÁ 31
Visit with the artist Cristina Lucas to her exhibition.
Visit with Elena Hernando, director of the museum.

Visit to ‘Espacio P. 1981-1997’ and opening  to ‘Una exposición coregrafiada’ by Mathieu Coppeland.
Bus service from Plaza Carlos V / Museo Reina Sofía.
11.30 am —— MUSEO ABC
Visit with the artist Manuel Antonio Domínguez to his exhibition.
12.30 am —— CASA ÁRABE
Visit to ‘Un impulso extraño’, Mohsen YammineCollection.
Visit with Ángeles Salvador, director of the museum.
Guided visit to Guernica.

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“From head-to-toe”. Fashion covers (Madrid, 1925-1926)

Framed in the Madrid Fashion Festival, this exhibition highlights the importance of the fashion magazines of the second decade of the twentieth century, which went beyond the creation of the new style of women.

This exhibition allows you to observe reproductions of documents and photographs extracted from publications of the time, which have been treated and enlarged to be displayed in various panels of the center lobby.

De la cabeza a los pies. Portadas de moda (Madrid, 1925-1926)

Magazines like Mujer: magazine of the world and fashion showed a modern woman, with a new garment that looked for the spaces recently conquered. In them was perceived the social and aesthetic influence that went far beyond the creation of the new style of woman.

– When: From 8th to septiembre 26th. 
– Where: Conde Duque – Address: Calle Conde Duque, 11. 
– Metro: Noviciado (L2, L3, L10), Plaza de España (L2, L3, L10), San Bernardo (L2, L4), Ventura Rodríguez (L3)
– Price: Free. 
– Times: Mon – Sat: 10:00 – 21:00 and Sun and holidays: 10:30 – 14:00

Motor Market “Mercado de Motores”!

Fashion, décor, music, gastronomy​… A former railway station host the second weekend of every month, the engine market with anything you can imagine. 

Anyone who is interested in setting up a stall can do so at the Motor Market. The assortment of products you can buy in this colourful flea market is huge: second-hand clothes, creatively designed or retro furniture, vinyl records and refurbished bikes. And to regain strength after shopping, you can eat and drink. The Motor Market is great for a family day out, as it has activities for children as well.

– When: Second weekend of every month. Next edition: 9 and 10 September
– Where: Museo del Ferrocarril. Address: Paseo de las Delicias, 61
– Metro: Delicias (L3)

–  Saturdays: 11am-10pm and Sundays: 11am-8pm

– Free!!

No plans for this weekend? Summer Cinema!

Madrid’s outdoor cinemas or cines de verano are a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Each summer, various parks and other establishments around the city set up these outdoor events. They usually consist of a grassy or cement area with chairs to sit on and an outdoor screen and projector. As the sun doesn’t set until quite late in Madrid, most movies start at 10 pm or so. This is a wonderful way to enjoy a summer film! So here’s a list of some of the top ones for you…

  1. Conde Duque – The Urban Beach Cinema

Conde Duque is a cultural center that holds free exhibits all year long. Every summer, it shows films outside on its 300-m2 screen for up to 800 viewers.

Address: Conde Duque 11

Metro: Ventura Rodríguez (L3), Plaza de España (L3), San Bernardo (L4)


  2.  Cine de Cibeles

The gorgeous Palacio de Cibeles is holding a film festival called “Sunset Cinema”. Attendees will get the chance to view a different classic movie under the stunning glass roof. Don’t miss it!

Address: Plaza Cibeles, 1

Metro: Banco de España (L2)

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    3.  La Casa Encendida

This Museum has a rooftop terrace designed to spend the hot summer evenings with a drink in hand while viewing their monthly “fiesta” film cycle on the “Terraza Magnética!

Address: Ronda de Valencia, 2

Metro: Lavapiés (L3), Embajadores (L3)

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4.  Fescinal

Established in 1984, this is is the oldest outdoor cinema of MadridWith two double session on two screens, you can enjoy an array of cinematic genres and in V.O. too!

Address: Plaza San Antonio La Florida, 1

Metro: Príncipe Pío (L6)

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5.  Seagram’s New York Rooftop at Casa Suecia

Summer cinema on a rooftop? That is the proposal launched together by Seagram’s and Casa Suecia, to live New York movie nights every Wednesday in the heart of Madrid, on the 11th floor of the NH Collection Hotel.

Address: Marqués de Casa Riera, 4

Metro: Sevilla (L2)

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Preparing for “La Virgen de la Paloma”

La Paloma – from 11th to 15th

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The Virgen de la Paloma (La Paloma) Festival is one of the most traditional and well – known celebrations in Madrid. Its history dates back to the eighteenth century, when some children found its picture in a corral. They sold the picture to a Madrilenian named Isabel Tintero, who first used it to display at her door. Her neighbors who came in search of cure and protection where captivated by the image in the painting that made the Virgin so famous. In 1912, the picture of La Paloma Virgin was moved to the new chapel (which was made for her) that is situated on a street with her same name. Between 1891 and 1911, the San Pedro el Real de la Paloma parish was build to cater the larger devotees who continued to come to seek for cure and protection.


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In Madrid, this festival is celebrated annually from the sixth to fifteenth day of August and which is mainly held across the Plaza de las Vistillas. Although the festival originally begins on the eleventh day of August with the fifteenth as the climax. During the duration of the festival, many activities are made available like free live concerts, shows presentation traditional dances and costumes and many more. Even the streets are adorned with color lamps just for the occasion.

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Furthermore, on the fifteenth, the city’s firemen parades around the city while carrying a picture of La Paloma on their shoulders. The picture is placed in a platform adored with carnations. Everybody is invited to watch and experience street parties, street dances were the bravest dances the traditional dance known as the chotis (to the rhythm of Agustin Lara and his song dedicated to this city), processions, firework show in the evening and other fun celebrations held across Plaza de las Vistillas and other parts of the city.

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