Thing to do: Dufy exhibit @museothyssen

What about some art today?

You know, light, a exploding bunch of colors…life and beauty… you’ll find all this at the Thyssen museum. The Thyssen-Bornemisza museum holds a great exhibition on Raoul Dufy, this exhibition offers a comprehensive look on the entire career of this French artist through 93 works, mainly featuring oil paintings but also includes drawings and watercolours in addition to textiles and ceramics designed by Dufy.


The Museum offers a reassessment of his work that focuses not only on Dufy’s more hedonistic side as the painter of the pleasures of modern life, but also and primarily on his more introspective, reflexive and personal facet.

Cant miss the chance to look these art pieces and enjoy the exhibit !!

When: Till may 17th

Where: Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, Paseo del Prado 8

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Thing to do: Magic fest @circoprice

After all that art fair from last week, we need some magic to recover :-)


MAgic fest

March 5th –8th don´t miss the Close Magic Festival: Small groups of people (less than 100) enjoy a close magic show, it is always a pleasure to assist to this kind of show. Cards, micro-magic by Ines, Derek del Gaudio and Woody Aragon. Entrance 22 euros.

11th MarchApril 5th: Circo Price is holding the 5th Edition of the International Magic Festival! The best magician around the world meet at Madrid to astound all of us. The main event is the Magic Awards and for the very first time all kind of International magician shall share scenario to create a unique show. Jorge Blass, one of the best Spanish Magician between others shall make you experience the magic!! Entrance between 20-28 euros.

When: Till April 5th

Where: Circo Price, Roda de Atocha 35

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Thing to do: @FeriaFlecha 2015

What about some art today?

Again?? Yes, indeed this is the art month in Madrid, there have been too many art events around and we can’t miss them all.


So, today we will take you to FLECHA 2015, this a modern art fair that features innovative art pieces in a different stage, that occupies for some weeks the Arturo Soria Plaza mall. So the combination shopping, leisure, art results great !!

Different techniques and artists can be found there and it is really worth to have a look at these art works.

Come and enjoy !!

When: Till march 8th

Where: Arturo Soria 126

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Thing to do: Madrid Railway Museum – 30th anniversary @M_Ferrocarril

The Madrid Railway Museum (Museo del Ferrocarril) opened in 1984. It is located in the former station of ‘Delicias’, which was inaugurated in 1880. Today it is celebrating its 30th anniversary!!! congratulations!! To celebrate this anniversary today they offer a open door day with free entrance!!

The Museum offers the visitor a wide collection of vintage rolling stock. The station’s Central Hall houses several locomotives and passenger coaches, which illustrate the development of traction (steam, electric and diesel) and let you have an insight into the different conditions in which passengers travelled on these trains.

Both sides of this central area open on to several themed exhibit rooms devoted to old station clocks, model railways –featuring working scale models– and railway infrastructure, where basic constituent elements, such as the track, are explained. On the outer tracks you can find the museum’s cafeteria, installed in a 1930 restaurant coach.

museo ferrocarril

The Museum organizes numerous activities and offers the opportunity to travel between Madrid and Aranjuez on an authentic vintage train, the Strawberry Train (Tren de la Fresa), during the spring and autumn months (till October 27th). It also hosts various temporary exhibitions and offers a wide range activities aimed at children and families, such as educational workshops and theater performances, concerts, guided tours as well as a model railway flea market on the first Sunday of every month.

Don’t miss, every Sunday, from 11.30 to 2.00pm, in the backyard of the museum, the chance of riding the “garden trains”. A wide selection of real and genuine steam, electric and diesel engines, but on scale, wonderful for kids and for everyone who feels inside the kid he once was playing with trains !!
Where: Pº. de las Delicias, 61. 28045 Madrid

When: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed: every Monday and closed August 12th till 30th.

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Thing to do: Navibus

Navi – for Christmas (Navidad) + Bus = a great way to see all the Christmas decorations in Madrid!!


The bus departs and finishes at the same stop: on Calle Serrano, in front of number 30 between Goya and Jorge Juan (across from Plaza de Colon, Jardines del Descubrimiento) and shall take you on a tour of all the Christmas lights throughout the city.

The route will take you through these areas:

  • Serrano
  • Plaza Independencia
  • Calle Alcalá
  • Plaza Cibeles
  • Gran Vía
  • Plaza Callao
  • Jacometrezo
  • Plaza Santo Domingo
  • Calle San Bernardo
  • Calle Velazquez
  • Calle Ortega y Gasset

When: until January 5th. Mondays till Wednesdays: 18h – 22h. Thursdays till Sundays: 18h – 23h. December 25th and January 1th: 18h – 23h

A bus leaves every 5 to 7 minutes; the tour lasts about 45 to 50 minutes.

Where: take the bus at Plaza de Colón

Price: kids under 7 free. General ticket 2 euros

Enjoy and be patience!! :)

Thing to do: BNE – Guided tours

For sure you know about the Biblioteca Nacional (National Library), because at Paseo de Recoletos it is difficult not to see its marvelous building!!

If you want to know more about it, on Tuesdays they are having free guided tours in English, French or  Signs language.

To book the tour for free you just need to give them a call at  91 580 77 59, make the reservation and confirm it at their email address (you shall need to provide the confirmation (email) the day of the tour). These visits are for anyone who wishes to know more about the collections at the Library and how its services work. The tour begins with a visit to the Museum and finish with a tour of the general reading room. It shall take around 90 minutes.

If you prefer to visit it without a tour, free entrance (no guided) is also an option. They always have several exhibits.


Spain’s Biblioteca Nacional receives and stores copies of all the books published in Spain. It also holds an extremely valuable collection of incunabula, manuscripts, illustrations, drawings, photographs, audio recordings, musical scores, etc.

The library was founded by King Philip V of Spain in 1712 as the Palace Public Library (Biblioteca Pública de Palacio). The Royal Letters Patent that he granted, the predecessor of the current legal deposit requirement, made it mandatory for printers to submit a copy of every book printed in Spain to the library. In 1836, the library’s status as Crown property was revoked and ownership was transferred to the Ministry of Governance (Ministerio de la Gobernación). At the same time, it was renamed the Biblioteca Nacional.

Don´t miss this opportunity to know more about it!!

More info at their website.


Free entrance and free guided tours (pre register required)


Thing to do: Tesla´s exhibit – @EspacioFTef

Espacio Telefónica is hosting an gorgeous exhibit about Tesla´s life and his ideas. Don´t miss the Tesla invention to light a bulb at distance!! the exhibit has a space where you can see a live demo!! WOW!!!


Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. His life was a flight againt the present, his ideas are still current and his story is a the one of a brilliant man  who rose to the height of celebrity with his amazing talent, and then was tragically undone by his own visionary ideas.

His early discovery of the alternating current motor led him to America to seek a venue for his discovery. Here he developed the polyphase AC system of power transmission, which drives every home and industry in the country. He invented the Tesla coil to create high-frequency electricity, and with it neon and florescent lighting, radio transmission, remote control, and hundreds of other devices which are now an essential part of our everyday lives.

Tesla’s great dream was to find the means to broadcast electrical power without wires in between…. incredible at his time to be thinking on this!!!

Tesla was also a visionary thinker, and in his papers and interviews he anticipated the development of radio and television broadcasting, robotics, computers, faxes, and even the Strategic Defense Initiative.

Find all the information about the exhibit at the official website.

– Where: Fundación Telefónica – Calle fuencarral 3

– Where: until Feb 1st, 2015

Free entrance