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Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. 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!



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!

Thursday, May 2, 2019


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. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A longed opening - the Florida Retiro

Dancing at the Florida Retir
Dancing at the Florida Retiro
There was great expectation in Madrid about the reopening of the mythic and longed Florida Retiro inside the Retiro Park and we were lucky to be invited to the glamorous opening party last Friday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Club Alhambra Reserva 1925 presents Jacobo Serra at Sala Clamores

 Just click on video to discover Jacobo's art!

We love beer and we recently discovered that Mahou, our favorite brand, is seting up an awesome initiative to promote new emerging artists through the project Club Alhambra Reserva 1925. They propose concerts by new singers that take place in Sala Clamores. The first concert made us discover a wonderful cantautor; Jacobo Serra and his long play "Don´t Give Up" a mix of pop and folk-rock.
Just click on video to discover Jacobo's art!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Find Nature in the Middle of Madrid - El Olivar de Castillejo

Path towards the house surrounded by olive trees
Path towards the house surrounded by olive trees
Madrid has it! incredible surprises when you least expect it. Wandering randomly throuhg Chamartin district,  I discovered an amazing place: Fundación Olivar de Castillejo. A true olive grove with more than 100 olive trees in a hectare of land, located in the middle, but really in the hub of town. Between streets Alberto Alcocer and Enri Dunant with entrance through Menendez Pidal 11. Amazing! A smaill uninviting door without signs or indications, go through it and get literally teletransported into the deep countryside, one of those Andalusian "ventas" dotted with olive trees, flowerbeds and small paths ....

Monday, September 23, 2013

National Geographic store in Madrid - New Menu

national geographic party in madrid

Although the National Geographic Store is in Madrid since 2010, I had never visited it simply because I did not know about its existence. It was a nice surprise to be invited to the renewal presentation party that took place on Thursday. And even more surprising to realize that this huge space has nothing to envy to the London National Geographic Store, it is even better! Specially the restaurant and its new menu.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Re-discovering the Prado Museum in August - Captive Beauty

As someone once said (Francisco Silvela in the XIX century) Madrid in August, without family and with money is "Baden-Baden". I would add that even without much money it is as attractive and relaxing as Baden-Baden used to be. This August I have been re-discovering the Prado Museum and I am enthusiastic about it. First: the exhibition "Captive Beauty: Fran Angelico to Fortuny", extraordinary small format works not seen on regular display, Second: the wonderful venue and display, fresh and quiet, Third: the price, free for all after 17:00h. I cannot imagine a better plan for a hot August afternoon, surrounded by beauty...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bollywood in Madrid - Khushi Festival

The Khushi Festival is something you will like. We are very sure. A festival full of energy, bright colors, rhythm and at the same time you will be helping children living on the street in Surat, India. Come from 18:00 pm to the Auditorium of the Hospital Clinico San Carlos in Madrid.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Rocky Horror Picture Show - Crazy Halloween

I'm not particularly keen about celebrating Halloween. It is not a tradition in Spain at all. However, since last year I love a crazy show that has become a fixed appointment in my list of great annual parties!  The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

A good excuse to dress up in an extravagant way and party till very late!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Summer plans in Madrid - Circo Price

Summer at La Villa de Madrid, music and other cool activities

One of the good things that Madrid offers in summer is a wide range of cultural activities. One I like much is the chance to enjoy international rare bands included in the "Veranos de la Villa" program. The program goes from 27th june to 2 of September, so there is plenty of time to book for tickets and get information from their website Veranos de la Villa. 
Congratulations for the graphic design of their poster!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Music Bar - Toni 2

Toni 2 Piano Bar
Almirante 9

If someone asks me about my favourite night bar in Madrid, my answer would definitely be: Toni 2!!!

The concept; a piano bar with an enormous piano surface where people of all ages, conditions, races, political ideas... gather together with drinks and happy spirit to sing typical folklore spanish songs!
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