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Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature. 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, May 12, 2019

CULTURE MIXED WITH NATURE: TETSUYA ISHIDA AND MATT COLLISHAW

Now that the weather is so good, in this post I'm going to recommend two cultural plans that also combine with nature breaks in the center of Madrid such as the Retiro park and the Botanical Garden. A fantastic 2X1 for free time whether you want to go with family, friends or alone:

Royal Botanical Park- blooming flowers

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tip for September: a picnic at the Retiro by Magasand


So, we are back in town and it’s official, the holidays are over. We all look very suntanned but inside a terrible post-holiday depression has overcome us… no more outdoor activities either in the sea or the mountains, the majority of us are now confined to be in front of a computer.
Summer holidays are over and we have the pavement as landscape, however, we at My Little Madrid have a recommendation that will, for sure, make you feel as though coming back to the city wasn’t so terrible... as you will have the feeling again of being free among nature!!
You just have to follow our instructions:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Il Tavolo Verde, Organic Café and Antique Market


Big glass windows, lovely antic furniture, organic food and a pleasant atmosphere close to the Retiro: I am talking about Il Tavolo Verde, (which in italian stands for the gaming table). The perfect place to go to by yourself for a relaxing lunch or tea time with a book. I sometimes feel that in Madrid, there are not enough places to go to on your own when you find yourself in a quiet mood.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Close to Nature - El Encinar, Madrid North (Guest Posting)

First I’d like to thank My Little Madrid for giving me the opportunity to write about this part of Madrid, a Madrid just outside the busy and noisy inner city. We’re talking about the northern district, a residential neighbourhood thas is becoming a place for families to find peace and quiet.

When peace and quiet are paramount


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Faunia - Things to do with the little ones (1)

my little madrid at faunia
Established in 2001, Faunia is considered to be one of the biggest themed parks in Europe, with animals from north and south poles, as well as from areas of different climates. The park originally takes the name of Parque Biologico de Madrid. It houses over 1,000 species of plants and 500 various species of animals. A great day trip for you and your kids! En Español abajo sigue leyendo.
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