Madrid Pick of the week 17-23 May 2010

Jamie Cullum concert 26th May Barcelona

Café Comercial (Plaza de Oriente 2)
Café Comercial is the major meeting point of Madrid. During daytime it may seem a quiet pub, but in the evenings it is packed with people. The building itself dates from 1887 and when you pass through the near-antique doors, time seems to have stopped here. They still serve milk and hot chocolate, they stil have marble blade tables and it is still an intimately crowded place.
By surprise you can use the Internet in this cafe, which means you can order a sandwich, drink and keep in touch with home as well.
The Latina apartments are close to this cafeJamie Cullum concert 26th May Barcelona

Jamie Cullum (26th May – La Riviera)
Natural performer Jamie Cullum brings his mixture of jazz and Rat Pack-style swing to La Riviera, Madrid. His current world tour comes on the back of the release of his first new solo album, The Pursuit. The pianist and singer has gone on to prove that he has staying power as well as talent. Located in the Manzanares district of Madrid, La Riviera has been hosting some of the best concerts and other evening events for the past five decades.
View apartments in the area: Salamanca, Retiro & Prado

Richard Hamilton: Picasso´s Meninas (23rd-30th of May – Prado Museum)
Pop artist Richard Hamilton paid homage to Velázquez's influential Las Meninas painting and Picasso's surrealist versions in his print Picasso's Meninas. The ideas behind Hamilton's print are explored in this exhibition at Madrid's Prado, also home to Velazquéz's original painting.
Apartments near this museum

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