13 Apr Spring getaway to Madrid
Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons to travel and Madrid is a destination of the most desirable: culture, heritage, history, nature and leisure, both day and night. It is a city that offers everything for all tastes and ages and in which you will always find some plan that suits perfectly or you fancy at that time.
If you are thinking of enjoying a few days of holidays in the capital of Spain, here are some recommendations to make perfect your getaway:
The Night of Books
21 April. Coinciding with the International Book Day, Madrid organizes the 12th edition of La Noche de los Libros in different institutions, libraries and bookstores. The main headquarters will be the Royal Post Office, and next to it three other emblematic places, such as the Plaza de Pontejos, the Plaza del Rey, the Prado Museum, … Some of the activities will pay homage to the Madrid poet, Gloria Fuertes.
23rd April. The streets of the city host a new edition of the EDP Rock’n’Roll Madrid Marathon & ½, the most important urban running event in Spain. A vibrant, special race and with an incredible tour that in 2017 is anniversary.
Gloria Fuertes 1917-1998
Until May 14th. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the Madrid poet, the exhibition makes a journey through her life and work through photographs, poems, documents and personal objects. This exhibition is a production of the Fernán Gómez Cultural Center of the Villa in collaboration with the Gloria Fuertes Foundation.
Piety and terror in Picasso: the road to Guernica
Until the 4th of September. On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the commission to Picasso of a great painting for the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic of the Universal Exhibition in Paris, Reina Sofía explores all the meanings of Guernica. In the sample will be accompanied by other works that serve to explain one of the most interesting stages in the artist’s production.
Park of the Water Fountain
The present Quinta de la Fuente del Berro Park, located in the Salamanca district, is located in the grounds of what was originally Quinta de Miraflores, commissioned by Felipe IV as a new Real Sitio.
Breaking the Shell
Until June 11th. Breaking the shell celebrates its tenth anniversary as the first stable cycle of theater for babies in Spain. A commitment to the promotion of novel scenic proposals that promote the approach of new audiences to the different artistic manifestations. In April, the works Ploc, ploc … Plik (days 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th), Kubik (days 13th-16th) and Nomads (days 22nd-23rd and 25th-30th) can be seen.
Heroes Manga 2017 Madrid
April 22nd-23th. Inheritor of Expomanga, the International Exhibition of Manga and Oriental Culture of Madrid celebrates its first edition with new name and new location, Hall 9 of Madrid Fair. The most outstanding? The presence of three of the best cosplayers in the world (Kamui, Knitemaya and Phil Mizuno) and some of the national ones with more followers (Sonata and Shiroki). Kpop lovers will enjoy the dance competition organized by the HanA association and with the performance of Miku Chinatsu. The manga authors of our country will be represented by Isabel Terol, Skizocrilian or Eduard Balus.