Some news from Spain XCV

And here I am in my beloved Spain. And first, thank you for reading me! Today temps are sunny and 85F in my beloved Madrid! So, therefore, its time to tell you about some news from Spain!

The Madrid City Council converts the former Conde Duque Barracks into its cultural center of reference with a commitment to contemporary creativity and a daily program that challenges the pandemic depression a new chapter in the long history of walls built more than 300 years ago and which also house the Villa Archive and the Municipal Newspaper Library. Hence the new denomination of Center for Contemporary Culture Condeduque was born. And I have more in my blog, great wonderful place. More here: https://www.condeduquemadrid.es/

The doors of the Teatro Español reopened with an exceptional musical grotesque. The play Con lo bien que nosotros (Ferretería Esteban) has inaugurated the 2020/2021 season of public theaters in Madrid, which has a total of 80 projects. with the live piano performance of Néstor Ballesteros, it revolves around a couple of hardware dealers, Esteban and Marigel, who one day decide to leave their routine to go to the theater. From there their lives takes a turn because music owns Esteban, turning his days into a grotesque musical. Shown until October 4, 2020. More here:  https://www.teatroespanol.es/con-lo-bien-que-estabamos-ferreteria-esteban

Morante and Juan Ortega will fight a heads-up on October 12 in Córdoba . Morante and Juan Ortega will fight a bullfight by Jandilla and Vegahermosa, hand in hand as a tribute to Joselito el Gallo, according to the poster that has been made public. More info in MundoToro or world of bulls… https://www.mundotoro.com/noticia/morante-juan-ortega-mano-a-mano-en-cordoba/1561041

If the Atlantic archipelago of the Canary Islands were a country (not at all farfetched) , it would be the fifth with the most tourists in the European Union. Its climate, the best in the world according to several studies, is joined by its level of safety, its nature and its beaches as reasons to extend the summer season for the rest of the year. As an example, its 40.5% of protected territory stands out (it measures a total of 7,493 km2), its four National Parks, seven Biosphere Reserves, 1,583 kms of coastline, 500 beaches and 60 natural saltwater pools.

The largest island in the archipelago ,Tenerife, is home to the Teno Rural Park and Teide, the highest mountain in Spain (3,718 meters) and the third highest volcano in the world. The homonymous National Park can be discovered on foot along the established trails or by car on the only asphalt road that crosses it. Regarding the beaches, there are both familiar (Las Teresitas) and wild (Benijo). It would be necessary to know Los Gigantes, those vertigo cliffs. There are other islands such as Gran Canaria; Fuerteventura,   Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Graciosa, the smallest of the Canary Islands. The touirist office of the Canary Islands: https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/

And the tourist office of Tenerifehttps://www.webtenerife.co.uk/#prettyPhoto

For seven years, the users of the Tripadvisor portal have chosen Siam Park, in Tenerife, as the best water park on the planet, the complex located in Costa Adeje, in the south of Tenerife and inaugurated in 2008. Siam Park occupies a 85,000 square meter extension that accommodates all kinds of attractions that have water as the protagonist between slides, pools of all sizes and shapes, giant donuts in which to slide, meandering rivers, exotic forests, shops and different restaurants. And all inspired by the ancient Thai kingdom of Siam, from which it takes its name.   More info here: https://www.siampark.net/en/

As of Thursday 10 September (yesterday), Madrid will become a cultural fair with 48 galleries open while showing, in a unique tour, works by 75 artists. In September Madrid spent more on art than ever and for four days it becomes the great city of contemporary art by the hand of Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2020, a walk through the most current art. From Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September, the 11th edition of this cultural festival is held, promoted by the Arte Madrid association, in which 48 Madrid galleries (from Albarrán Bourdais or Blanca Berlin to Xavier Fiol, passing through Juana de Aizpuru and Marlborough ) simultaneously inaugurate their exhibitions and present the work of 75 artists to the public for free, as if it were a unique tour. With long hours Thursday, from 12h to 22h; Friday and Saturday, from 11h to 20h., and check on site for Sundays to leisurely tour the exhibitions or follow itineraries devised for the occasion; dance shows (Dance is born in the galleries; thus, on the afternoons of Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th, September the venues will host eight young resident dance companies of the Centro Coreográfico Canal, and virtual visits of all the exhibitions. In addition, from September 14 to 24, Apertura has a varied program of free activities for the entire public (prior online registration): guided tours of the city’s galleries, art centers and museums; walks through streets, squares and buildings to get to know some of the artistic gems that the city offers to the curious passerby.

Official Arte Madrid on Apertura: https://www.artemadrid.com/apertura/

The tourist office of Madrid on Apertura : https://www.esmadrid.com/en/whats-on/apertura-arte-madrid

Official Centro Coreogràfico Canal: https://www.teatroscanal.com/centro-danza-madrid/

The new season will start off at Caixaforum Madrid on October 9 with “The American Dream”, a colorful journey through the collection of prints and drawings of the British Museum by Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Ruscha, Johns, Bourgeois, Warhol and De Kooning. More on Caixaforum Madrid and The American Dream: https://caixaforum.es/es/madrid/p/el-sueno-americano-del-pop-a-la-actualidad_a12643579

A wonderful town passed and visit several times in my visits to the serranias or mountain range of Aragon and Castilla La Mancha on my road warrior trips by car France-Spain. This is Albarracín, in the province of Teruel, Autonomous Region of Aragon, Kingdom of Spain.

Perched in the hills above a bend in the Guadalaviar River, the town of Teruel is one of the most beautiful in Spain. Former capital of a Taifa kingdom, Albarracín has preserved all its medieval flavor. Its old town is declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and the first thing that surprises when arriving at the town is its imposing fortified enclosure, whose perimeter far exceeds the surface of the urban area. At its highest point is the Torre del Andador, from the 10C, and in the old town, the castle ruins stand on a cliff. The Cathedral of El Salvador, dating from the 16C, includes a bell tower that was built on the remains of a Romanesque temple. The tourist office of the Sierras of Albarracinhttps://albarracinturismo.com/

The tourist office of Aragon on  Albarracinhttps://www.turismodearagon.com/en/ficha/albarracin/

And last but not least ,something I like to share. Vuelta a Madrid ( tour of Madrid) is the loyalty program of the city of Madrid with which you can enjoy advantages and exclusive offers in a selection of the best restaurants, shops, museums, nightlife shows and many more places.

I have used it even if know the city like the palm of my hand, and the programs are very good and the discount for real and available. Being a member is free and to enjoy your benefits and prizes you just have to return to Madrid. No matter the reason for your visit to Madrid, leisure or business. It will always be a great time to take advantage of the benefits that Vuelve a Madrid offers you. Only thing the site is only in Spanish and English. More info here: https://www.vuelveamadrid.com/en/

There you go for now on my news from Spain, always a wonderful place to be. Spain, everything under the Sun, and more. Hope you enjoy the post as me writing it.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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2 Comments to “Some news from Spain XCV”

  1. There is a rich cultural scene in Madrid, but the introductory words of the Canary Islands really make me want to move there, at least for one winter.

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