Posts with category Madrid Cultura

Harry Potter on the streets of Madrid

By | 7 March, 2016 | 0 comments

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Children and youth passions are unique and undeniable, especially if they come from such interesting stories like the ones that made up the Harry Potter saga. If you’re a lover of the magic of Hogwarts and you would like to revive each and every one of its moments, there is no excuse for not coming to Madrid and enjoying this great contemporary literary story from the inside. Read full article

Y llegó la Navidad a Madrid

By | 28 October, 2015 | 0 comments

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Almost without realising, summer is over and we are dressing up in scary costumes to celebrate Halloween and suddenly it’s almost Christmas. November has arrived and the streets light up to welcome Santa Claus in the most important time of year for shops, families, gatherings and reunions…Everything is important at Christmas and it has now arrived. Read full article

Madrid es mucho arte en septiembre

By | 28 August, 2015 | 0 comments

polos

Madrid does not ever seem to go on holiday, even when most people seem to be enjoying one, which means that the city never stops. However, when things go back to normal in September, the new cultural and leisure programmes regenerate, offering exhibitions and activities that you must not miss starting in late August or early September. Read full article

¿Te gustan los trenes? Ven al Museo del Ferrocarril

By | 15 July, 2015 | 0 comments

Museo Ferrocarril MadridCan you imagine travelling on a real journey on an early-20th-century train from Madrid to Aranjuez? You can actually do this thanks to the legendary Strawberry Train, El Tren de la Fresa. It leaves the Railway Museum, the Museo del Ferrocarril, at 10.00am and returns from Aranjuez at 6.00pm. The price includes the historical value of travelling on such a machine, Read full article

Los Luchana tienen mucho teatro

By | 6 June, 2015 | 0 comments

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If Madrid can boast about something is about having the best artistic and cultural offer in the whole of Spain and one of the best in the world. Its museums are known worldwide and they receive thousands of visitors, the three best of which are known as the Art Triangle (or Golden Triangle). Read full article

Tres miradas al Madrid de Luis Gutiérrez Soto

By | 31 January, 2015 | 0 comments

Edificio Callao

Luis Gutiérrez Soto (1900-1977) was one of the most prolific architects of his time and although his name might be unknown to many, without him Madrid would not have the urban landscape that it has now. Up to 650 architectural projects carry his signature, most of them in our city.

Of a rationalist style and belonging to the Generation of ‘25, Read full article

Ava Gardner, la estrella de Hollywood enamorada de Madrid

By | 24 January, 2015 | 0 comments

Ava Gardner en 1951

It was the year 1950. Ava Gardner arrived in our country for the first time for the filming of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. The atmosphere that she came across in Madrid’s nightlife and the attractions of our culture stayed with the actress forever despite her short stay. Some say that what she really enjoyed was the absence of gossip journalists that would publish her crazy long nights of partying. Read full article

5 curiosidades sobre el Museo del Prado

By | 19 November, 2014 | 0 comments

Curiosidades del Museo del Prado

The Prado Museum celebrates its 195th anniversary today, on November 19th. From our hotel, we wanted to pay a small tribute to it by telling some curiosities and lesser-known facts about this cultural institution that constitutes one of the main tourist attractions in Madrid.

1) On November 19th, entrance is free

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Teatros a un paseo de distancia

By | 24 October, 2014 | 0 comments

Teatro Muñoz Seca, con el Hotel Liabeny al fondo

One of the advantages of the privileged location of our hotel by the Puerta del Sol is the proximity to a large number of theatres, both close to the Gran Vía and to the bohemian district of Las Letras.

The theatres in the city centre are gems in themselves, Read full article

5 cosas típicas madrileñas que en realidad no son de aquí

By | 10 October, 2014 | 0 comments

1) Chotis

Chulapos, por Barcex

The chotis is Madrid’s traditional dance. However, it was not invented here and we can actually find an etymological ‘trap’ that seems to indicate that its origin is also not authentic.

It turns out that chotis comes from schottisch, not from Scotland but rather from Bohemia, more specifically from Vienna. Read full article

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