… and now where? by OHW7526 MADRID

… and now where?
By OHW7526 MADRID
For the guests of the HOTELS

 

Veranos de la villa From June 30 to September 3

Veranos de la Villa reaches the 21 districts of the city in a bid to bring the culture to all citizens (in 2016 80 percent of the activities were free access, and the rest were priced between 3 and 12 euros ), To all public and neighborhoods where traditionally could not enjoy this offer. The program, which runs from June 30 to September 3, contains cultural activities of all kinds (music, cinema, theater, dance, alternative shows …) that take place in multiple spaces throughout Madrid, with the Objective of rediscovering the urban territory.

 

Eat and drink

 

It is called TAPA to any snack or small snack that is served in bars and restaurants to accompany the drink. But when did you start talking about tapas? And because?

The most popular theory dates back to the 13th century. Apparently, the Castilian king Alfonso X the Wise forced the innkeepers to serve with the wine always a bite of food, to avoid the harmful effects of alcohol.

Nowadays tapas have become a culinary art and a pleasure for the senses. Ham, Madrid’s callos, patatas bravas, tigres (a mussel croquette served in its shell) or the calamares a la romana are some of the typical TAPAS castizas, but in Madrid we can also taste other dishes of the Spanish culinary tradition , Such as the Valencian paella, the fabada, the Galician octopus, the fried fish of Andalusian flavor, the potatoes alioli, the croquettes, the prawns or the grilled cuttlefish.

Taverns with sole

Tapear in the centenary taverns of Madrid is one of the best ways to enjoy this traditional custom.

Casa Labra, an old food house founded in 1860, in the vicinity of the Puerta del Sol, has its best claim in tapas, mainly cod, freshly fried slices or croquettes.

In the Bodega de la Ardosa, inaugurated in 1892, we can taste typical tapas of fried ear, omelette of potatoes or canned seafood.

La Casa del Abuelo is another establishment specialized in tapas, especially prawns and shrimp, since 1906. Andy Warhol himself has placed his elbow on the bar of this place.

Lhardy is another must-have for tapas for more than 170 years. Good gastronomy never goes out of style.

The Old King of the wines, a tavern of 1886 located opposite the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of the Almudena, has given a touch of current to its offer of tapas, conserving its atmosphere castizo and combining with elegance the old and the new

1 – Casa Labra – cUISINE TAPAS

Address: Calle TETUAN #12 Tourist area: SOL / GRAN VÍA

2 – LA CASA DEL OBUELO – cUISINE TAPAS

Address: Calle VICTORIA #12 Tourist area: SOL / GRAN VÍA

3 – TIENDA DEL VINO ( THE COMMUNIST )

– cUISINE ( Spanish home cooking – Spanish traditional )

Address: Calle AUGUSTO FIGUEROA #35 Tourist area: CHUECA 

4 – BODEGA LA ARDOSA– cUISINE TAPAS

Address: Calle COLON #13 Tourist area: MALASAÑA – TRIBUNAL

5 – BODEGA RICLA – CUISINE TAPAS

Address: Calle CUCHILLEROS #6 Tourist area: AUSTRIAS

6 – BOTIN – Cuisine: MADRILENIAN

Address: Calle CUCHILLEROS #17  Tourist area: LA LATINA

7 – LA TASCA SUPREMA – CUISINE SPANISH

Address: Calle ARGENSOLA #7 Tourist area: SALESAS

8 – POSADA DE LA VILLA – CUISINE SPANISH

Address: Calle CAVA BAJA #9 Tourist area: LA LATINA

9 – OLIVEROS – CUISINE SPANISH

Address: Calle SAN MILLAN #4 Tourist area: LA LATINA

10 – MALACATÍN – CUISINE SPANISH

Address: Calle RUDA #5 Tourist area: LA LATINA

11 – LOS GAYOS –  CUISINE SPANISH FROM CASTILLA-LEON TRADITIONAL

Address: Calle BOTONERAS #5 Tourist area: SOL / GRAN VÍA

12 – LHARDY – CUISINE TAPASSPANISH MADRILENIAN

Address: Carrera de SAN JERONIMO #8 Tourist area: SOL / GRAN VÍA

13 – ENOTABERNA DEL LEÓN DE ORO – CUISINE TAPAS

Address: Calle CAVA BAJA #12 Tourist area: LA LATINA

14 – EL ANCIANO REY DE LOS VINOS – CUISINE TAPAS

Address: Calle BAILEN #19 Tourist area: AUSTRIAS

15 – SANTA BÁRBARA BREWERY – COISINE TAPAS

Address: PLAZA SANTA BARBARA #8 – Tourist area: SALESAS

16 – CERVECERÍA ALEMANA – COISINE TAPAS

Address: PLAZA SANTA ANA #6 – Tourist area: BARRIO DE LAS LETRAS

17 – CASA PEDRO – COISINE ROTISSERIE – GRILL CASTILLIAN TRADITIONAL

Address: Calle NUESTRA SEÑORA DE VALVERDE #119

18 – CASA PACO – COISINE SPANISH MADRILENIAN TAPAS 

Address: PLAZA PUERTA CERRADA #11 – Tourist area: AUSTRIAS

19 – CASA CIRIACO – COISINE SPANISH MADRILENIAN TRADITIONAL

Address: Calle MAYOR #18 – Tourist area: AUSTRIAS

20 – CASA ALBERTO – COISINE CASTILLIAN SPANISH MADRILENIAN

Address: Calle HUERTAS #18 – Tourist area: BARRIO DE LAS LETRAS

 

CULTURE and ART

Art Walk
Surely the Paseo del Arte is one of the places of the world with more concentration of beauty. And in just over a kilometer you will find the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía

 

PARDO Museum

Address Paseo del Prado, s / n 28014

City ​​map

Touristic Area Paseo del Arte
Phone +34 902 107 077
Web http://www.museodelprado.es
Email Museo.nacional@museodelprado.es
Metro Atocha (L1), Bank of Spain (L2)
Bus 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37, 45
Cercanías Madrid-Atocha
Price
General 15 €.
General + official guide sample: € 24.
General Entry Two visits in one year: € 22
Reduced: € 7.50.
Free. For all visitors to the Museum Collection, from Monday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays and public holidays, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Card Paseo del Arte: € 29.60
Annual Card of the State Museums € 36.06.
Schedules
Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sun and fest 10: 00-19: 00 h.
Closed 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Days with reduced opening hours January 6, December 24 and 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


The Prado National Museum presides over one of the most visited tourist itineraries of the capital: Paseo del Arte. In addition to Las meninas de Velázquez and de las fusilamientos on May 3 in Goya, masterpieces of Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools can be seen in their rooms. The Prado has a valuable collection of 8,600 paintings and more than 700 sculptures. It is advisable to consult a guide and prepare the visit before entering the museum.
The Prado Museum has the most complete Spanish painting collection in the world. The trip can begin in the eleventh century, in front of the Mozarabic murals of the church of San Baudelio de Berlanga. Next, the works of Bartolomé Bermejo, Pedro Berruguete, Juan de Juanes or Luis de Morales draw the arch that goes from the Gothic-Hispanic painting to the Renaissance. The rooms dedicated to El Greco preserve some of the most unique paintings of the author, such as The Knight in the Chest or the Holy Trinity.
The Golden Age is widely represented with works by Ribera, Zurbarán and Murillo, which help us to understand the context in which Velazquez’s painting emerges, whose most important works, such as Las meninas or Las hilanderas, can be seen in the museum. Between the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the rooms of Goya show from the cartons made for the Royal Factory of Tapestries to The black paintings with which the artist covered the walls of his house, La Quinta del Sordo. There are also rooms devoted to 19th century painting, with works by Fortuny, Madrazo and Sorolla.
Other collections
Italian painting is essential to understand the passage of medieval art to the Renaissance and is also very influential in Spanish Baroque art. From the Quattrocento (15th century) stand out the Annunciation of Fra Angelico, the chest with the story of Nastagio degli Onesti by Botticelli, The Dormition of the Virgin of Mantegna and Christ held by an angel of Antonello da Messina. Several virgins of Raphael serve to explain the classicist splendor of the Cinquecento (16th century) and the paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, great personalities of the Venetian school, are one of the most precious treasures of the Prado Museum. The different roads of Italian Baroque art are clearly represented with works by Caravaggio, Guido Reni and Annibale Carracci.
The Flemish school is very well represented due to the political relationship of the Spanish monarchy with Flanders. In the Prado Museum are found from very significant works of the early Flemish masters, such as Van der Weyden’s Descent from the Cross and the Garden of El Bosco Delights, obsessively collected by Philip II, to works characteristic of baroque splendor Of the Brussels court, with Rubens, the Brueghel family, Jordaens and Teniers leading the list of the most abundant authors in the Prado. French, Dutch and German painting also have a presence in the museum’s collections. Dürer, Claudius of Lorraine, Rembrandt or Watteau are some of the signatures that we can not ignore. Although less known, the rooms dedicated to sculpture and decorative arts are of great interest. Worth noting is the Roman statuary, the Treasure of the Dolphin (a dish inherited by Philip V) and the works of the Leoni commissioned by Philip II and Charles V.
History of the museum
The 10 of November of 1819 opened its doors for the first time the Museum of the Prado. Thanks to the support of Maria Isabel de Braganza, wife of Ferdinand VII, the building that Juan de Villanueva had designed as a Cabinet of Natural History finally housed an important part of the royal collections. Over the years, private donations and purchases were expanding the funds of the gallery.
During the Civil War the works of art were protected from possible bombardments with sandbags on the ground floor of the museum. Finally, on the recommendation of the League of Nations, the collection traveled first to Valencia and then to Geneva, from where they had to return quickly to Madrid after the outbreak of World War II.
Temporary exhibitions
The old building of Villanueva houses much of the collections of painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Just behind the back, around the Jerónimos Cloister, the architect Rafael Moneo has built a series of rooms dedicated to temporary exhibitions, restoration workshops, an auditorium, a cafeteria, a restaurant and offices. Another building that is part of the museum is El Casón, former dance hall of the late Palacio del Buen Retiro. Today this space houses the library and the reading room for researchers.

 

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Address Paseo del Prado, 8 – 28014

City ​​map

Touristic Area Paseo del Arte
Telephone (+34) 91 791 13 70
Web http://www.museothyssen.org
Email Cavthyssen@museothyssen.org
Metro Bank of Spain (L2)
Bus1,2,5,9,10,14,15,20,27,34,37,41,51,52,53,74,146and150
Cercanías Madrid-Recoletos
Price
General: € 12
Reduced: € 8
Free: Monday from 12:00 to 16:00 h
Card Paseo del Arte: € 29.60
Schedules
Mon 12: 00-16: 00 h
Tue-Sun 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
24 and 31 Dec 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Temporary exhibitions may have different schedules in summer

Located on the Paseo del Arte, its permanent collection traces the history of European painting from the Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century.
Given the variety and richness of its collections, with more than 1,000 works of art, it is advisable to start the visit for the part of the collection that interests us most. Italian primitives, the German Renaissance, 19th century American painting, Impressionism, German Expressionism and Russian Constructivism are the most widely represented schools and movements in the museum.

The collection
The collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum has its strengths in what the other Spanish museums lack. The painting of the Trecento (14th century in Italy) with the work of Duccio of Buoninsegna, Christ and the Samaritan or the Flemish primitive school with the Diptych of the Annunciation, a grisalla (painting that pretends to be sculpture) of Jan Van Eyck, are the Key pieces of late medieval art collection. The museum also has an exquisite selection of portraits from the fifteenth century, including Giovanna Tornabuoni by Ghirlandaio and Un Unknown Knight, by Carpaccio. Durer, Caravaggio, Rubens, Frans Hals and Canaletto help us to understand the paths through which art takes place between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Landscape and genre painting, especially frequent themes of the Dutch school of the seventeenth century and the North American of the nineteenth century, can be studied very well in the halls of the museum. This same concern is also manifested by romantic painters such as Friedrich, Impressionists such as Monet and Degas, and post-impressionists such as Gauguin and Van Gogh, all present in the museum’s collection.
The last rooms are a very complete sample of the avant-garde of the twentieth century: fauvism, expressionism, surrealism, abstraction and pop art. Harlequin with Mirror of Picasso, Painting with three spots n.196 of Kandinsky, Dream caused by the flight of a bee around a pomegranate a second before the awakening of Dali, The cock of Chagall, Hotel room of Hopper and Woman in the Bath of Lichtenstein are some of the most outstanding works of the last century.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Located on the Paseo del Arte, its permanent collection traces the history of European painting from the Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century.
Given the variety and richness of its collections, with more than 1,000 works of art, it is advisable to start the visit for the part of the collection that interests us most. Italian primitives, the German Renaissance, 19th century American painting, Impressionism, German Expressionism and Russian Constructivism are the most widely represented schools and movements in the museum.

The collection
The collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum has its strengths in what the other Spanish museums lack. The painting of the Trecento (14th century in Italy) with the work of Duccio of Buoninsegna, Christ and the Samaritan or the Flemish primitive school with the Diptych of the Annunciation, a grisalla (painting that pretends to be sculpture) of Jan Van Eyck, are the Key pieces of late medieval art collection. The museum also has an exquisite selection of portraits from the fifteenth century, including Giovanna Tornabuoni by Ghirlandaio and Un Unknown Knight, by Carpaccio. Durer, Caravaggio, Rubens, Frans Hals and Canaletto help us to understand the paths through which art takes place between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Landscape and genre painting, especially frequent themes of the Dutch school of the seventeenth century and the North American of the nineteenth century, can be studied very well in the halls of the museum. This same concern is also manifested by romantic painters such as Friedrich, Impressionists such as Monet and Degas, and post-impressionists such as Gauguin and Van Gogh, all present in the museum’s collection.
The last rooms are a very complete sample of the avant-garde of the twentieth century: fauvism, expressionism, surrealism, abstraction and pop art. Harlequin with Mirror by Picasso, Kandinsky’s Three-Spotted Paint, Sleep caused by the flight of a bee around a grenade a second before Dalí’s awakening, The Cock of ChagHotel room of Hopper and Woman in the bath of Lichtenstein are some of the most outstanding works of the last century.
Baron Heinrich
First loaned for a period of nine and a half years and acquired in 1993 by the Spanish State, the collection of the museum is the fruit of the collector’s eagerness of the late Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and his father Baron Heinrich.
Baron Heinrich started the collection in the 1920s and managed to collect about 525 paintings. Upon his death, in 1947, the works dispersed among his heirs, and his son, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, set about reuniting her again by buying the works from his relatives.
Villa Favorita – bought by his father to house the collection in the Swiss town of Lugano – was small and the Baron decided to look for a new location for his works. The proximity of the Prado Museum and the quality of the building offered by the Spanish state led the Baron to bring the collection to the Palacio de Villahermosa in Madrid, a late 18th century building rehabilitated by Rafael Moneo.
The Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
After the transfer of the collection to the Kingdom of Spain, the barons continued to acquire works of art, first jointly and then the solo baroness, numerous works of art that are now displayed in 16 new rooms dedicated to the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.
The collection of the Baroness is marked by a strong accent on the landscape: vedutism, nineteenth-century painting, American school, to reach the most significant nucleus with the collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. The historical panorama closes an important sample of the first avant-gardes of the 20th century, with special relevance of Fauvism and German expressionism.

 

National Library

Address Paseo Recoletos, 20 – 22 – 28071

City ​​map

Touristic Area Paseo del Arte
Phone (+34) 91 580 78 00
Fax (+34) 91 577 56 34
Web http://www.bne.es/
Email info@bne.es
Metro Colón (L4)
Bus 5,14,21,27,37,45,53,150
Cercanías Madrid-Recoletos
Price
Free entrance
Schedules
Open day
SUNDAY APRIL 9 9 AM – 2 PM
Exhibitions and Museum:
Tue – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday and public holidays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Guided tours (must book):
Singles: Tue – Fri 5:00 p.m. / Sat 12:00 h.
Groups: Tues – Fri 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Museum only) / Tue 17:30 h. / Wed – Thu 17:00 h.

Spreading the importance of the book throughout history is the objective of this museum, a space consisting of eight rooms where you can find original books, discover the office of librarian or know the secrets of Miguel de Cervantes. Here, the National Library, on the Paseo del Arte, aims to strengthen the cultural offer by proposing public and educational programs that can hardly be found in the usual museum programming.
Throughout eight rooms, visitors will be able to understand the history of the book in a didactic, entertaining and creative way. The first presents the yesterday and today of the Library using visual resources and a small interactive architectural model. The second space explains the keys to the work of the librarian. The third room is a compendium of the supports that have been invented to reflect the thought: from tree barks or turtle shells to parchment.
The windows of the fourth room show 25 originals chosen from the bottom of the Library, which will change every three months. Various reproductions and facsimiles recreate the diffusion of books from the Mettz codex to the Internet in the fifth room. Cervantes and Don Quixote are the protagonists of the seventh room that combines abundant bibliographical, audiovisual and multimedia resources on the writer of the Golden Age. Finally, the two remaining spaces – the 6th and 8th – are destined to different educational activities like the Puppets or literary workshops designed for

 

CaixaForum Madrid

Address Paseo del Prado, 36 – 28014

City ​​map

Touristic Area Paseo del Arte
Telephone (+34) 91 330 73 00
Fax (+34) 91 330 73 30
Web http://obrasocial.lacaixa.es/
Email infocaixaforummad@fundacionlacaixa.org
Metro Atocha (L1)
Bus 6,10,14,26,27,32,34,37,45
Cercanías RENFE Madrid-Atocha
Price
Exhibitions: 4 euros. Free entry for CaixaBank clients
Tierra de Sueños exhibition: free for all visitors
Schedules
Mon-Sun 10:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Days 24 and 31 of December: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
December 25th, January 1st and 6th closed.

CaixaForum Madrid is a 21st century sociocultural center that opens its doors to ancient, modern and contemporary art, music and poetry festivals, multimedia art, current debates, social days and family and educational workshops .
Its spectacular headquarters, located on Paseo del Prado (next to the three great museums of Paseo del Arte: Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia), is one of the icons of the city. The rehabilitation of the building that housed the old power station of Mediodía was carried out by the studio of architects Herzog & De Meuron and has two characteristics that make it easily recognizable: its vertical garden and its apparent “levitation” state.
CaixaForum has more than 2000 square meters for exhibition halls, an auditorium with 322 seats, a media library, several multipurpose rooms for conferences and other activities, conservation and restoration workshops, and a warehouse of works of art. The cafeteria, the shop-bookstore and the restaurant complete the center’s offer.

 

Reina Sofia Museum

Address Calle Santa Isabel, 52 – 28012

City ​​map

Touristic Area Paseo del Arte
Telephone (+34) 91 774 1000
Fax (+34) 91 774 1056
Web http://www.museoreinasofia.es
Email info@museoreinasofia.es
Metro Atocha (L1), Lavapiés (L3)
Bus 6,14,26,27,32,34,59,85,102,C1
Cercanías RENFE Madrid-Atocha
Price
General admission. Visit to Collection and temporary exhibitions € 8
Entry to temporary exhibitions € 4
Free. For all visitors to the Museum Collection from Monday to Saturday, except Tuesday, from 19:00 to 21:00 h and Sundays and holidays from 13:30 to 19:00 h.
Free: Retiro Park Headquarters. Palacio de Velázquez and Crystal Palace.
Free entrance days April 18, May 18, October 12 and December 6.
Joint entrance Royal Palace – Reina Sofia Museum: € 14
Paseo del Arte Card (Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofía Museum): One-time fee: € 29.60
Annual Card of the State Museums: Single rate 36.06 €
Schedules
Mon-Wed-Tue-Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
10: 00-14: 30 h. Open all the Museum
Sun 14: 30-19: 00 h. Open only Collection 1 and a temporary exhibition. The rest of the Museum will remain closed.
Tuesday closed, including holidays. 1 and 6 January, 2 May, 16 May *, 9 November *, 24, 25 and 31 December. (* Only open the Palace of Velázquez and the Crystal Palace)

In one of the corners of Paseo del Arte, the National Museum of Reina Sofía Art Center brings together works by Dalí, Miró and Juan Gris around El Guernica de Picasso.

This fascinating journey through the history of contemporary Spanish art is divided into three different itineraries: “The eruption of the twentieth century: utopias and conflicts (1900-1945)”, “Is the war over? Art for a divided world (1945-1968 ) And “From revolt to postmodernity (1962-1982)”. The star of the museum, El Guernica, is one of the most important paintings by Pablo Picasso. Exposed by the government of the Republic at the 1937 Paris International Exposition, this mural expresses the pain of the victims of the bombing of Guernica on April 27, 1937.
The eruption of the twentieth century: utopias and conflicts (1900-1945)
The crossroads between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, between modernity and tradition, is perfectly represented in the first of the itineraries of the museum with the work of Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa, José Gutiérrez Solana and Medardo Rosso. Below is the work of Juan Gris, Joan Miró or Salvador Dalí, artists who militarized the European avant-gardes alongside Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Sonia Delaunay or Francis Picabia, names that are also present in the museum’s collection.
Has the war ended? Art for a divided world (1945-1968)
The Second World War ended the artistic panorama of the historical avant-gardes, and this is what the second part of the museological plan tries to tell us. The discourse of the creators then became more cryptic and existentialist. In Spain arise groups like El Paso or Team 57, which spread the informal language. Some of the artists that emerged then have reached a great international prestige, we speak of Antoni Tàpies, Jorge Oteiza or Esteban Vicente. This period can be understood much better in the context of the European panorama and to this end the museum also exhibits works by Francis Bacon, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Henry Moore and Yves Klein. This part of the collection is contemplated with some examples of the lyricist movement and Brazilian concrete art.
From revolt to postmodernity (1962-1982)
From the seventies to the present day contemporary art has generated a wide range of proposals. The themes, forms and means of today call into question the very nature of art. “What is art?” Critics, artists and spectators wonder at many of the works that the museum houses. The question of gender, underground culture, mass culture or globalization are the field of reflection on which rotates this third collection of the museum. The Zaj group, Hélio Oiticica, Luis Gordillo, Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Gerhard Richter, Pistoletto or Marcel Broodthaers are some of the representatives that the visitor will find in the final journey.
Building
The Reina Sofia is located in the old General Hospital of Madrid, the work of the architect Francisco Sabatini, which has been extended by Jean Nouvel with an auditorium, library and new exhibition rooms under a large red aluminum canopy and zinc on the back Of the old building.
The museum has two more venues in Madrid, the Velázquez Palace and the Crystal Palace, both in the Retiro Park, which host temporary exhibitions and artistic facilities created for these spaces.

 

 

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