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Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts

Monday, July 27, 2020

Open-air concerts in Olivar de Castillejo

Previous moment before the concert

Madrid is full of wonderful secrets, today it is the turn of an oasis of nature and music in the middle of the city. I am talking about the Olivar de Castillejo, a magical place near the busy Alberto Alcocer Street. In this olive grove, it seems that Napoleon himself slept with his troops during the War of Independence.

Cute terrace to grab a drink before concert

It is now a Foundation created by the descendants of the original owner, José de Castillejo who was a naturalist and intellectual. And thanks to him, we can enjoy his programme of open-air concerts in the summer. It is a luxury to be able to appear in the middle of nature to enjoy a concert of classical music and a good aperitif thanks to the small terrace installed near the stage. So between olive trees, a few rabbits and for only 10 euros (important only in cash), you forget that outside it is terribly hot and that you are in the city!

The ambiance


You can check the programme here, the best thing is to arrive about 30 minutes before the concert with your mask on because the capacity is reduced to 100 people.

Enjoy and if you like it, please don't stop sharing it with us!

OLIVAR DE CASTILLEJO
C/ MENENDEZ PIDAL 3



ESPAÑOL

Madrid está lleno de secretos maravillosos, hoy le toca el turno a un oasis de naturaleza y música en pleno asfalto de la ciudad. Hablo del Olivar de Castillejo, un lugar mágico cerca de la concurrida calle Alberto Alcocer. En este olivar, al parecer durmió el mismisimo Napoleón con sus tropas durante la guerra de la Independencia.

Actualmente constituye una Fundación creada por los descendientes del propietario original, José de Castillejo que era naturalista e intelectual. Y gracias a él, podemos disfrutar en verano de su programa de conciertos al aire libre. Es un lujo poder aparecer en plena naturaleza para disfrutar de un concierto de música clásica y un buen aperitivo gracias a la pequeña terraza instalada cerca del escenario. Así que entre olivos, algún que otro conejo y por solo 10 € (importante solo en efectivo), ¡se te olvida que fuera hace un calor espantoso y que estás en la ciudad!





Puedes consultar aquí el programa, lo mejor es llegar unos 30 minutos antes del concierto con tu mascarilla porque el aforo es reducido a 100 personas.

Disfruta y si te gusta, por favor no dejes de compartirlo con nosotros!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

My little Madrid Plans during coronavirus

We have been confined since March 14th and I have personally been stressed out by the amount of balcony and indoor activities, recipes, whatsapps, fakenews and video calls that have surrounded us.
After 3 weeks and with a certain acquired calm, I felt it was the right moment to write this post, hoping that all our readers are enjoying good health and their families too.
I also want to share with you some recommendations that have helped me throughout this period of time, without wanting to overload your agenda.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

MADRID CELEBRATES 2ND OF MAY


Our special Tribute to famous Goya Painting: May 2nd shootings that can be found in Prado Museum

Today is a special day in Madrid, we celebrate the uprisings of May 2 by the people of Madrid to rebel against the French occupation and expel the French army in 1808. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

FESTIVAL "SOMOS LECTURA" CASA DEL LECTOR - BEST AUTUMN PLAN FOR KIDS

Young passionate readers 
Today in Madrid the rain has allowed me to have a good plan of friends with children, La Casa del Lector located in Matadero organized a Festival called SOMOS LECTURA free for everyone and open to all audiences.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

#SUMATEALPRADO CROWDFUNDING AT THE PRADO MUSEUM

Niña con Paloma (Girl with Dove) 
On the occasion of its bicentenary, the Prado Museum has been inaugurated with a very exciting Crowdfunding project. Until the 9th of December, anyone interested in having their name listed as a donor to the Museum will be able to make a financial contribution from the Museum's website or physically at the Museum itself. This is the first time that the Museo del Prado has carried out an action of crowdfunding The donation does not need to be elevated as from 5€ everyone can be a donor. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ANOTHER WAY FESTIVAL



Another Way film Festival, Madrid's sustainable progress film festival, will be held in Matadero next October to raise public awareness of the challenges and environmental solutions we face through more sustainable filmmaking.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Art Week in Madrid

ARCOmadrid is back!
Madrid becomes the hub for art this week. Be ready for a fulfilling experience. The whole city will be inundated with modern art exhibitions and we are ready to enjoy all of them.
We recommend the following itinerary:

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Best Week for Art in Madrid

Last week has been by far one of my favorite weeks of the year! Art surrounded the city with such an interesting proposal of Art fairs: ARCOmadrid16, Art Madrid and Just Mad.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Theater Dangerous Liaisons - Naves del Matadero

We love going to the theater, especially when you have the certainty that the play is a good one. Las Amistades Peligrosas is a well known 18th century french novel and also an american film. Therefore, I couldn’t resist seeing how it would be played by Spanish actors in the modern Naves del Matadero. My surprise was to find a very daring production with great actors, great costumes but very modern punk soundtrack!
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