architecture

Mercado de Motores

This weekend we discovered the ‘Mercado de Motores‘, which, despite what the name might indicate, has nothing to do with the buying of selling of motors. This market was celebrated in the ‘Nave de los Motores’ in Matadero up until last year and the new edition, in the Railway Museum of Madrid inherited the original name. Celebrated every second weekend of the month from September up until December 2013, the market takes place in the old railway station of Delicias, which once upon a time had a direct connection with Lisbon. Built in 1880, it is the oldest monumental railway […]

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National Archaeology Museum Behind The Scenes

Until its opening in 2013 – the guide didn’t want to give us an exact date yet – the National Archaelogy Museum in Madrid organizes Sneak Preview Guided Visits to see for yourself how these years and years of reconstruction work is turning out. We wandered through more and less finished corridors and rooms, literally stepping over packed pieces and admired the José Manuel Ballester photography exhibition covering the masterpiece “under construction”. Like to subscribe? Look at http://madrid.tribalddb.es/man/la-visita.html or write an e-mail to visitasman.grupo@MCU.ES Like to have a look from your chair? Click on the following link http://madrid.tribalddb.es/man/ver-para-creer.html

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Festibal (with the B from Bike)

Don’t know what to do on your public holiday this Wednesday November 9? Come and have a look at Matadero, where you will be welcomed by a wide range of activities concentrated around the theme BICYCLE in a “Festival to celebrate the cleanest, most efficient and most fun means of transport” from 10 in the morning until 9 in the evening with a market, debate, movie, round tables, concerts AND of course, the exhibition “What’s normal is very strange“… Website of Festibal (Matadero)

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Sit back and relax on Matadero’s outdoor terrace

Now that we are sliding towards Autumn and temperatures start to soften down to more comfortable levels, it’s time to check out Matadero’s outdoor terrace right on Plaza Matadero, the cultural complex’ “courtyard”. In our humble opinion, it was about time that a bit of liveliness was added to this diamant in Madrid’s Industrial Architecture collection. Chapeau! Take it as a starting or ending point before/after a relaxing stroll along Madrid Rió’s banks…

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Architecture Week and beyond…

Although you’d tend to link architecture to a city like Barcelona, Madrid surprises us every year with its fair share of guided visits and exhibitions related to urban developement and buildings, concentrated in the Architecture Week (3-10 October). You still have three days to enjoy – for example – one of the interesting exhibitions about past and present of the Madrid Río-project (link to Madrid Río: Ideas and Reality). Don’t worry if you missed out on all of this… There are some worthwhile exhibitions that continue until well into November. We recommend the following: the 11th Spanish Architecture and Town […]

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