Some news from Spain XV

Ok its been a while on Spain and Madrid, but thinking of coming back in May, here are the latest beats from Madrid, Spain; what else?

Madrid to heaven and a hole in the sky to look down on it everyday; la movida was just the beginning ::)

Until Feb 26 2016 you can go see Paz Erràzuriz at the Sala Barbara de Braganza, mondays 14h to 20h , Tuesdays to Saturdays 10h to é0h Sundays and holidays 11h to 19h. at Barbara de Braganza ,13. Part of the Fundacion MAPFRE; https://www.fundacionmapfre.org/fundacion/es_es/cultura-historia/nuestras-salas/barbara-braganza/

Kandisky, a retrospective on the 150 anniversary of his birth. Wassily Kandinsky the abtract art. See it Until February 28 at CentroCentro Cibeles, Palacio de Cibeles, Plaza de Cibeles, 1. mondays to sundays from 10h to 20h.  The collection comes from the Centre Pompidou in Paris. http://www.centrocentro.org/centro/exposicion_ficha/146

Titanic exhibition , see it until March 6 at the Fernan Gomez Centro Cultural de la Villa, Plaza de Colon , 4. price is 6-12€ mondays to sundays from 10h to 20h; http://teatrofernangomez.esmadrid.com/espectaculo/983/titanic

The Jules Verne exhibition until February 28 at the Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Calle Fuencarral, 3. free admission.https://espacio.fundaciontelefonica.com/evento/julio-verne-los-limites-de-la-imaginacion/

See Ingrés at the Museum of Prado, until March 27, Paseo del Prado; admission 14€ mondays to Saturdays 10h to 20h, Sundays and holidays 10h to 19h. https://www.museodelprado.es/en/whats-on/exhibition/ingres/00e24782-cbd7-4f3e-af2b-46aa5a34d983

See Cleopatra and amazing Egypt at the Centro de Exposicion Arte Canal, paseo de la Castellana, 214.Prices 3-7€, mondays to sundays from 10h to 21h; until May 8 2016.  http://www.exposicioncleopatra.es/#exposicion

New Babylone now at Museum Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia,  Until February 29th,nSanta Isabel 52; price 4€ mondays and wednesdays to Saturdays 10h to 21h. Sundays 10h to 14h15.  http://www.museoreinasofia.es/exposiciones/constant-nueva-babilonia

See Mujeres de Roma (women of Rome) until February 14 at the CaixaForum Madrid, Paseo del Prado 36; price 4€ times Mondays to Sundays from 10h to 20h; http://agenda.obrasocial.lacaixa.es/-/mujeres-de-roma

Again , great Historia de las Comunicaciones; (history of the communications) at the Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Calle Fuencarral 3, free admission, Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h to 10h.https://espacio.fundaciontelefonica.com/evento/historia-de-las-telecomunicaciones/

Hurry up to see The illusion of the far west,(La Ilusion del Lejano Oeste)  at Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Paseo del Prado 8. price 9€ open mondays to Fridays and Sundays 10h to 19h and Saturdays from 10h to 21h. http://www.museothyssen.org/thyssen/exposiciones_proximas/129

You can see a great theater at Lluvia Constante ( constant rain) at Teatro de Bellas Artes, Calle Marqués de Casa Riera, 2. price 16-25€ wednesdays to Fridays 20h30, Saturdays shows at 19h and 21h30 ,and Sundays 19h. http://www.teatrobellasartes.es/es/ex/1260/lluvia-constante

You can see a wonderful comedy El Nombre,  about a group of friends who dine together to celebrate the arrival of the baby of one of the couples, very funny, widely acclaim. At my all time favorite theater Cofidis Alcazar, Calle Alcalà 20, price 16-20€ from Wednesdays to Fridays 20h30, Saturdays 19h and 21h15, and Sundays 19h, http://teatrocofidis.com/  and a link there to buy your tickets from home.

And another historical theater at the Teatro Nuevo Apolo, Plaza de Tirso de Molina,1 you can see the story again of Carmen; price 35-49€ shows at 20h30. From March 23 to April 3; this time done the Ballet of Puerto Rico. official theater site here; http://summummusic.com/carmen-ballet-puerto-rico/

And on the historical Teatro Lope de Vega, Gran via 57, price 24€ sessions Tuesdays to Thursdays at 20h30; Fridays and Saturdays 18h and 22h, Sundays at 18h,The Lion’s King (El Rey Léon)  until May 29th. The theater site http://www.elreyleon.es/teatro/  and the show is here, http://www.elreyleon.es/

The great musical Priscilla, Reina del Desierto, greatest disco of all times with 500 costumes, 200 hilarious wigs, robotic bus! at the Nuevo Teatro Alcalà, Calle Jorge Juan 32, until FEb 28. price 18,43€ open sessions Tuesdays to Thursdays 20h30, Fridays Saturdays 18h and 22h ,Sundays 18h. The show http://www.priscillaelmusical.es/ and the theater site, http://www.teatroalcalamadrid.com/programacion/espectaculos-en-cartel.html

And do not forget ArcoMadrid,the great international fairs on contemporary arts in Madrid this time with 35 galleries presenting the 35 years of the Fairs. This as part of the 169 galleries taken part in this year’s event.  February 24-28 ; open to the public Fridays Saturdays and Sundays from 12h to 20h go there on buses 112 and 122, and interurban bus 828,and metro line 8, all at IFEMA.  http://www.ifema.es/arcomadrid_06/Informacion_general/visitar_arcomadrid/index.htm

From February 12 to June 12 2016 see at museo del Prado, the great show of George de la Tour, one of the most important French painter of the 20C. https://www.museodelprado.es/en/whats-on/exhibition/georges-de-la-tour/369d61b8-c430-4c43-9f51-8ed8995aa949

From February 9th to May 22 you will see the Realists of Madrid;(Los Realistas de Madrid) beginning with Antonio Lopéz. Historical painters and sculptors who lived and worked in Madrid; at the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza; http://www.museothyssen.org/thyssen/home

From February 11 to March 13 , you can see in Madrid, the best magicians of the world in the International Magic Festival. price 12 to 44€ at times like 20h30, Thursdays to Sundays; ronda de Atocha 35, in the Teatro Circo Price; http://www.teatrocircoprice.es/web/index.php

You can run the Rock and Roll Marathon of Madrid, on April 24th. at several venues all over the city, as well as a mini marathon in a great sport festival. http://www.runrocknroll.com/madrid/en/

And if in Madrid for several days don’t forget the Madrid Card, purchase main at Plaza Mayor, 27. with many freebies in town, for info: http://www.madridcard.com/en/inicio

And the Madrid City Tour, the famous hop on hop off on a double decker bus for a quick ride into the main sights and then choose.  Many places to buy and get on such as MCT information center by Museo del Prado, Julia Travel in the Plaza de España in buses, and at http://www.madridcitytours.com/

Enjoy Madrid and Spain!

 

 

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