Madrid is not only the capital city of Spain, but it is also one of the highest capital cities in Europe; it is 646 meters above sea level. It is a place where Penelope Cruz, Placido Domingo and Enrique Iglesias have born…
Come and enjoy this Royal city, there is going on a lot in August!
The series of popular festivals in Madrid begin with the San Cayetano Festival, it is followed by the Feria de San Lorenzo, and conclude with the most important of them all, the Feria de la Virgen de la Paloma. In this time (first half ot the month) you can hear music in the streets and see lanterns that are hanged out form balconies and terraces, you will be welcomed to join the attractions and competitions, watch performances, dance, taste lemonades, tapas, paellas and hot chocolate with churro doughnuts and to view concerts.
Veranos de la Villa 2016
Veranos de la Villa 2016 presents a wide range of content for the entire city and absolutely everyone in it, including folk, classical, jazz, electronic and flamenco music as well as sport, circus, dance, local festivities and gatherings by, for and with people of all ages. Veranos de la Villa will be present in city’s 21 neighborhoods. The aim is to bring culture to all citizens of all ages and in the neighborhoods where this kind of offer could not be enjoyed traditionally.
In addition to music, film, theatre or dance, the event includes also activities such as kite flying, zarzuela concerts by bicycle, circus shows amid the pine trees, ballroom dancing in front of the Royal Palace or salsa in the Plaza de La Remonta and a floating cabaret in the lake at Casa de Campo. The event is of high quality and affordable for all: 80 percent of the activities are free and the rest are at affordable prices (between 3 and 12 euros).
For more information have a look at the event’s homepage by clicking here.
From 1 June to 28 August, Madrid is home for a new edition of the classic International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, featuring numerous exhibitions with a particular focus on European artists.
Event claims to provide a panoramic view of photography on the European continent after covering photography in Spain as well as Latin-American. The artistic program for the Festival will include exhibitions commissioned from a range of specialists which seek to analyze the very concept of Europe; what it is, what it has been and how the continent as a whole is configured in social, geographic, political, economic or creative terms.
Go to PHotoEspaña 2016 web page by clicking here.
Photo from http://www.phe.es/en/phe/festival/40/inpho_%E2%80%93_information_points_for_festival_visitors
Cibeles de Cine is running for already third year taking place in Glass Gallery (Cibeles Palace). Event is one of the eagerly-anticipated film, leisure and art offering of the summer, with the best national and international cinema, classics and premieres, accompanied by a wide variety of food and a programme of activities to complement the films that are being shown.
In the event there will be showed over 70 films including classics, cult films, European and auteur cinema, as well as recent hit movies all shown in their original version with subtitles.
This is a MUST if you are visiting Madrid and are a movie lover.
Combined (including food): €12.50
Season passes: €27.50
Cibeles Midnight Movies (Fridays and Saturdays):
Ticket + drink: €9
Ticket + cocktail: €12
For more information click here.
Photo from http://sunsetcinema.es/
The flamenco dancer from Granada returns to the stage of the La Latina Theatre with Tiempo Muerto 2. It is a new version of one of his most successful shows with which he has toured Spain and theatres and festivals all over the world, combining flamenco with urban dance.You can watch this show until 21st of August and prices are 20-40 euro.
For more information. click here.
Madrid Bullfight is taking place at Plaza de toros Las Ventas each Sunday.
Bullfighting is one of the expressions paid to the Hispanic culture, because its origins were in the Iberian territory in what is now Spain and Portugal today. It is considered as one of the oldest shows in the world.
If you are treveling with kids, don' t foget that there are various amusement parks, museums and Zoo for kids in Madrid. for example, Parque de Atracciones, Zoo Aquarium, Parque Warner, Faunia and Natural Science Museum.
If you are planning to come to Madrid and are looking for somewhere to stay then check out Habitat Apartments where you will find a whole range of different apartments throughout the city. Featured below is the lovely Latina Cubic apartment which comfortably
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