Jul 25 2014

August in Madrid

Posted by at 9:57 on Madrid,Traditions

Since we presented a lot of music and party themed events for July, we decided on providing some variety in August. Therefore you can look forward for our Top 3 Event Tips for Madrid in August with a cultural background.

San Lorenzo Festival: When you’re visiting a foreign city it is always a nice thing to get in touch with the local habits and traditions. Regarding this it is really a great thing to visit the beautiful city of Madrid in August, since there a some of the most important traditional and religious festivals taking place. One of those is the San Lorenzo Festival. From August 9th to 11th the area of Lavapiés is completely taken over by inhabitants and visitors celebrating the city’s Saint San Lorenzo. What you can expect is a lively, happy and creative street-party containing processions, traditional games and competitions, children’s entertainment, performances and Co. making it great fund to get involved in this nice festivity.

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La Palangana: This exhibition is considered one of the highlights of PhotEspaña 2014 and definitely a worth-seeing thing to attend. The presentation shows the work of the famous collective called “La Palanga” comprised by some of the most important Spanish artists, which is known to mark a main turning point in the national photography of the 1950s. The collective started to practice something we would today call photojournalism: Vielba, Rubio and Co. showed people in their everyday life working and living, something that was truly revolutionary these days. The exhibition does not only contain their photographs but also portraits of the ten members themselves. The exposition can be admired in Madrid’s beautiful Circulos de Bellas Artes and will be held until August 31st. Tickets – also including access to the magnificent rooftop – are available for not more than 4,00€. Get inspired online.

madrid_lapalangana_Leandro Martinez

Language Exchange at the Market: Are you in love with languages and always willing to improve your skills in foreign tongues? Yes? In this case the following event seems to be made for you :) The Language Exchange at the Market is a weekly event taking place at the Mercado Antón Martín (C/ Santa María 5). On August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th people are welcome to attend this free happening in order to practice their English and Spanish skills in a lively conversation with other language-loving people. Since we all know that you need appropriate brain-foods while “studying” the Language Exchange also provides the possibility to enjoy some original and traditional English food and drinks such as a nice cup of tea or a refreshing Fuller’s beer. Thumbs up!

madrid_mercado_Manuel Martín Vicente

 

If you are planning on traveling to Madrid in August, enjoy the comfort of our colorful and inspiring Habitat Apartments Escorial.

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