Current Exhibitions in Madrid

Here’s a quick breakdown of the exhibitions going at the moment at some of Madrid’ more well-known museums and galleries. Prado MuseumSpanish Drawings from the Hispanic Society of America. The exhibition is split into four main sections and covers work from the 16th century through to Goya – indeed one section is devoted to Goya. […]

December Suggestions from Metrópoli

Metrópoli has a really good guide to what you can do in Madrid this December – it is in Spanish, though. They have come up with 150 suggestions for what you can do in the coming weeks – eat, drink, be merry and much more. Interestingly, they have broken them down into 15 categories – […]

Goya Exhibition Opens in Madrid

Much like they did when the Capitan Alatriste film was first screened, the Casa de la Panadería is putting on an exhibition to mark the release of a new film. This new exhibition coincides with the premier of the film Goya’s Ghosts, which was filmed in Madrid and is actually in English not Spanish. The […]

The Prado to Open Up At Night

During the months of October, November and December, the Prado Musuem will leave its doors open for a little longer, and for free, for youngsters between the ages of 15 and 25. Well, not every day or every week but the last Fridays of the month!  Starting on the 27th October and continuing on the […]

Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace

On Saturday 21st, October 2006 they will be changing the guard at Madrid’s Royal Palace. However, instead of soldiers dressed in modern, military uniform Madrid will turn the clock back a couple of centuries and military personnel from the three armed services will dress in costumes from the era and will be accompanied by carriages […]

Festival de Otoño

The Festival de Otoño bills itself as: one of the most important theatrical arts events in spain It goes on for around 5 weeks and features national (Spanish) and international acts from around the world who perform theatre, dance and music. The event kicks off on the 11th October and runs until the 9th November, […]

Feria de Arte Independiente de Madrid Opens

Feria de Arte Independiente de Madrid or (Independent Art Fair of Madrid) opens its doors today 28th September, 2006 and runs until the 1st October. The objective of the fair is quite clear: to support and promote independent artists, whose art is exhibited without an y intermediaries (sounds like I translated that one directly!!). The […]

Hay Festival Segovia

According to Wiki: Since 1988, Hay-on-Wye has been the venue for a literary festival, sponsored by The Guardian newspaper, which draws a claimed 80,000 visitors over ten days at the beginning of June to see and hear big literary names from all over the world. However, from the 21st-24th September, 2006 the festival will decamp […]

Picasso Exhibitions Extended

Here is a press release that I came upon today, regarding the Picasso exhibtions in Madrid. It should prove of interest to visitors to Madrid over the next 6 weeks: Two key exhibitions showing works by Pablo Picasso at Madrid’s Prado and Reina Sofia museums are being extended owing to huge demand, the culture ministry […]

Festival of San Lorenzo de El Escorial Opens

On the 3rd July, 2006 the Teatro Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial will open its doors, coinciding with the inaugural Festival de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. For those who don’t know San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a town situated around 45 kilometres outside Madrid, at the foot of the Sierra de […]

PhotoEpaña 2006

PHotoEpaña 2006 is a major photograhpic festival which takes place yearly around the capital. The official press release states that : The exhibitions showcase new tendencies in the world of photography and the visual arts, attracting both general and specialist audiences. They are the ideal opportunity for discovering the latest photographic projects, videos and installations […]

Suma Flamenca – Madrid Community’s First Flamenco Festival

From today, 30th May, 2006, until the 11th June, the Comunity of Madrid is putting on its First Flamenco Festival, called Suma Flamenca. Events and shows associated with the festival will take place in 9 of the Community’s town councils and will obviously include the centre of the capital. For more details of what will […]

Feria del Libro Madrid

Didn’t have a chance to write this up last week as I was in Cambridge (UK) but for those literary types amongst you, you may be interested to know about Madrid’s Feria del Libro (or book fair). It started on Friday and goes on until the 11th June, 2006 in Madrid’s Retiro Park. It is […]

Madrid’s Museums Open Up At Night on 20th May

The night of the museums is a European intitiative in which more than 1200 musuems across Europe will open their doors ‘after dark’  on the 20th May, 2006 and where visitors will be able to listen to music, theatre and go on guided visits. In Madrid, the Thyssen Museum will be open from 7 p.m. […]

International Day (and Night!) of the Museum

Today is the International Day of Museums and many of Madrid’s Museums are offering free entry. For those who are interested, the Prado Museum will be taking part in the Night of the Museums and will offer free entry to some of its art halls from 8.30 p.m to 1 a.m.