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National Museum

National Museum

In him we can admire works of artists such as Oskar Schlemmer, Jose Val del Omar, Lygia Clark and Alice Creischler. Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza: while the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection Foundation was created in 1988, the opening of the Museum came in October of 1992, date from which Museum has grown significantly with the expansion of the collections and facilities thanks, especially, to loan long-term from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection in 2004 and the extension of the Villahermosa Palace. In this context, the Museum offers the public a tour of art from the 13th century until the end of the 20th century. You can find a few thousand exhibited works through which visitors can see the main periods and pictorial schools of Western art as the Renaissance, mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, romanticism and art of centuries XIX and XX to Pop art. Some movements devoid of representation are also included in the State collections, like Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and experimental of early 20th century avant-gardes. One of the most important collections of this splendid specimen is that of American painting of the nineteenth century, unique in the European Museum field.

As curiosity, through the works exhibited the tastes and preferences of the barons Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1875-1947) and Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (19212002), especially attracted by the landscape and the portrait may be known. Museo Nacional del Prado: the building that currently houses the National Museum of the Meadow was designed by the architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785 as natural sciences cabinet by order of Carlos III. However, the final destination of this construction would not be clear until his grandson Fernando VII, took the decision to convert this building to the creation of a Real Museum of paintings and sculptures. The Royal Museum, which would soon be called National Museum of painting and sculpture, and later of the Prado Museum, first opened to the public in November 1819.

Discover Madrid

Discover Madrid

If you are to travel to Madrid, why not enjoy one of the most beautiful expressions of the Spanish culture: flamenco? In this article you will find a little guide to Discover Madrid stages. Fall lights, an almost sepulchral silence fills the entire stage, and suddenly, begin rattling heels followed by the sound of castanets and guitar. This spectacle captivated the first travelers who came to Spain and now, after several centuries, has not lost one iota of its magic. Although the cradle of flamenco is Andalusia, Madrid also holds numerous stages where you can witness an unforgettable spectacle. A look at the origins of flamenco at the beginning of the 15th century came the first Gypsies in Spain. Little by little, this community was endorsing edges Byzantine and Muslim as well as the salmodiales melodies and Mozarabic folk songs.

This amalgam of rhythms emerged flamenco which, in its infancy, only had the voices and las palmas. Later, this genre was enriched with other musical instruments such as the guitar, castanets and box but no doubt was the zapateo who gave him his magical and seductive touch. At the beginning of the 20th century the Flemish had already conquered the heart of Madrid and in the 1920s theaters hosting willingly Opera flamenco shows. A tour of the madrilenian stages in number 7 of the Torrija Street stands one of the most emblematic restaurants with flamenco in Madrid: the Cafe de Chinitas. Located in the basement of a palace dating back to the 17TH century, it welcomes the best Flamenco artists of the city. In an atmosphere that will make you travel to the 1940s, you can taste a Sobrassada red wine while you appreciate a unique spectacle.

Another restaurant with tablado flamenco which has more than three decades of existence is the Corral of the Pacheca. Its decoration castiza, their mythical sausages and, of course, the quality of its singers and dancers have been attracted to celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, Isabel Pantoja and Anthony Quinn. Throughout the city you will find dozens of bars offering their own shows. Such is the case of Los Gabrieles, one of the most emblematic Flamenco bars of Madrid or La Solea, for those who want to depart from the conventional tourist routes. The most demanding must reach up to the Pena Flamenca reefer. Okay clarified many of these shows often end well late at night, therefore, it is best to bet on the Madrid hotels located in the Center.