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La Quinta Cultural

24 January 2020 La Quinta Cultural

A pasos de la Feria de Madrid y del impotente estadio del Club Atlético de Madrid podemos encontrar detalles naturales, rincones interesantes y lugares llenos de vida; Uno de esos, el poco conocido Parque Quinta de los Molinos.

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In the world of high fashion, art has always played a pivotal role.  In this new exhibition at the El Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, haute couture designs by Spanish couturier, Balenciaga, are exhibited alongside the great masters of Spanish art from the 16th to the 20th century, showing how he harnessed their spirit to create his body of work.

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Veranos de la Villa

18 June 2019 Veranos de la Villa

One of the great surprises of Madrid is how green it is. It’s parks colour the city in great swathes of green – meadows and frothy forests, sinewy rivers bordered by willows, deep, cool urban pools - that provide a cooling balm to the heat of high summer. Knitted together they create a verdant playground for the annual Veranos de la Villa (Summer in the City) cultural agenda that spans two months over July and August. 

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Capriccio by Richard Strauss at the Teatro Real

27 May 2019 Capriccio by Richard Strauss at the Teatro Real

To really appreciate one of Madrid’s most iconic buildings there is no better way than to visit it in the manner in which it was designed to be experienced. The Teatro Real’s staging of the Richard Strauss opera Capriccio provides such an opportunity, taking place between the end of May and the beginning of June. The majestic setting, the world class acoustics, the romantic music of Richard Strauss, what better way to discover one of Madrid’s premier cultural attractions with all the pomp and ceremony that goes with the opera.

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Noches del Botánico - El Real Jardín Botánico de Alfonso XIII

29 April 2019 Noches del Botánico - El Real Jardín Botánico de Alfonso XIII

Among the popular attractions offered by Spain during the summer months is an extraordinary number of music festivals hosted throughout its geography, from the urban electronic of Barcelona’s Sónar, to the raver’s favourite FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) in Valencia to the Azenka Rock festival of Vitoria-Gasteiz (capital city of the Basque Country). But of all the locations perhaps the most varied and high-profile is Madrid which includes Mad Cool Festival (early July), A Summer Story (late June) and Noches del Botánico which this year celebrates its fourth edition. An eclectic festival of live musical performance that has an intimate feel thanks to its privileged surroundings and excellent programme of music and more. 

A rare hybrid of outdoor venue with a comfortable ambience that includes everything from folk to flamenco, samba to rock, electronic to jazz.

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Ramón Freixa Madrid

01 January 2019 Ramón Freixa Madrid

The renowned Catalan chef has taken Madrid by storm since moving there several years ago, with two Michelin stars and three Soles Repsol (the Spanish equivalent) awarded to his signature restaurant, located within the courtyard of the Hotel Único Madrid.

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Hotel Único Madrid, Wellness Suite and Fitness

31 December 2018 Hotel Único Madrid, Wellness Suite and Fitness

The Hotel Único Madrid is itself a space that denotes wellbeing and peace of mind, with a light filled interior and luxurious rooms that face onto one of the most charming streets of Madrid, Claudio Coello on one side and on the other side a planted courtyard where calm and quiet reign supreme.

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Cibeles Cine

13 August 2018 Cibeles Cine

The Spanish love cinema, as well as their own thriving industry film goers are equally appreciative of European, Hollywood and World cinema. The sector has undergone somewhat of a renaissance over the last decade with a significant increase in the number of Spanish titles being released internationally. A new wave of Spanish directors like Isabel Coixet (The Bookshop), Juan Antonio Bayona (A Monster Calls) and Alejandro Amenábar (The Others) are renowned internationally, taking over from avant-garde figures such as Pedro Almodóvar and Bigas Luna. Spanish movie stars like Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are as at home in Hollywood as they are in home grown independent films.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

30 May 2018 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

Spain’s capital city is also its cultural heart and fashion is an artistic expression that Madrid locals follow assiduously, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid (formerly known as the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week) takes place twice yearly and places Madrid on the map of the premier fashion capitals of the world.

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Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum

08 March 2018 Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum

One of the most significant 20th Century private art collections in Europe has since 1992 been installed in Madrid.

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Prado Museum

08 March 2018 Prado Museum

The Prado Museum is one of the most import galleries in the world with a collection of European art spanning from the 12th to the 20th Century.

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Opium Madrid

08 March 2018 Opium Madrid

Opium Madrid is both a restaurant and club which includes several different spaces as well as privées for private groups. Located just a short taxi ride from the Hotel Único off the Paseo de la Castellana this club is very popular with a local crowd.

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Jardín del parque florido - Museo Lázaro Galdiano

08 March 2018 Jardín del parque florido - Museo Lázaro Galdiano

José Lázaro Galdiano was a Spanish intellectual and collector who in his lifetime amassed over 20,000 book volumes as well as numerous other artefacts.

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Parque del Retiro

08 March 2018 Parque del Retiro

The historical gardens and public park that cover 118 hectares constitute one of Madrid’s most important tourist attractions as well as being a favourite amenity for locals. El Retiro is a Bien de Interés Cultural (National Heritage Site) that first opened to the public in 1767 after previously being the sole preserve of the Royal Family.

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Norman Foster Foundation Madrid

08 March 2018 Norman Foster Foundation Madrid

Perhaps one of the best known contemporary architects on the planet Sir Norman Foster whose work is renowned for its technological innovation is married to Spanish TV personality, Elena Ochoa.

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08 March 2018 ChiSpa

Located just a few blocks away from Hotel Único Madrid this urban spa offering treatments and beauty services is an oasis of relaxation, pampering and luxury.

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08 March 2018 Loewe

Loewe is a luxury Spanish fashion house founded in 1846, based in Madrid. Its origins lie in leather goods, the manufacture of bags and shoes which it continues to make but nowadays Loewe is equally renowned for its couture and accessories collections for men and women, as well as its perfumes.

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Lander Urquijo

08 March 2018 Lander Urquijo

A men’s tailor shop located right next to the Hotel Único on Claudio Coello. Lander Urquijo is the eponymous tailor, he started his training at 16 years of age in his native Basque country, where he also has a shop.

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08 March 2018 Isolée

A meticulous selection of perfumes, cosmetics and fashion for men and women, Isoléé is a multi-brand concept store with branches in Madrid, Barcelona and Marbella.

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08 March 2018 Castañer

Cristina Castañer the owner and designer behind the Castañer brand is best known for her espadrilles, the informal and highly comfortable sandals made with esparto for the soles with a soft upper, usually canvas or cotton fabric.

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Mercado de la Paz

08 March 2018 Mercado de la Paz

One of the reasons behind Spain’s thriving gastronomic culture is the traditional markets of its towns and cities, where everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to gourmet products can be found.

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La Bien Aparecida

08 March 2018 La Bien Aparecida

Spain is the European Union’s second largest country with a variety of regional cultures and climates, each with their own indigenous gastronomy.

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08 March 2018 Amazónico

This very trendy establishment is boisterous and attention seeking, filled with noisy locals which is precisely the reason why you should go there.

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Giacometti in the Museo del Prado

01 January 1970 Giacometti in the Museo del Prado

Selected works from the post WWII period

Alberto Giacometti the sculptor best know today for his exaggerated human figures that seem to occupy the territory between abstract and figurative is currently being commemorated by Madrid’s most iconic museum, the Museo del Prado.

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