Category Archives: Things that happen in Madrid

Christmas in Madrid (2016)

This is how Madrid celebrates a new year. All images are from our central beautiful neighborhood and all spots are walking distance from VillaJardines. Everything can been seen during a nice calm walk. In 2016, day or night, Madrid still … Continue reading

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A documentary on a film director’s unaccomplished dreams

A documentary wants to analyze one of the best European film directors of all times. Some of the stars who worked with him explore his personality in VillaJardines. These past days have been rather busy and fun. VillaJardines has been chosen … Continue reading

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This is (y)our neighborhood in Madrid: Sol

Visiting a city for the first time is very exciting, especially if it is not a main global city and one senses that it hides many secrets. Madrid is a little mystery for first timers. There are internationally recognizable elements … Continue reading

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Madrid, Madrid, Madrid

This video shows Madrid 100 years ago. Most of the buildings remain intact and all are walking distance from VillaJardines. Only transportation means seem to have changed. The rest is recognisable in 2014.

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Street Artists in Madrid

Madrid is a city where you can be part of an art safari. It is also a city where anonymous artists leave creative traces in doors and walls. Nothing different from any other city in the world, in fact. What makes … Continue reading

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Alba’s rich (and hidden) artistic heritage exposed

The House of Alba has just obtained this afternoon a total of 6.12 million euros for the auction of six items exquisitely designed by Armand Albert Rateau, considered as the top Art Deco furniture designer in the 1920s. This happened some hours … Continue reading

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Perez the Mouse

Created in 1894, Perez the Mouse has become a reference for Spanish-speaking children. It is the equivalent of the tooth fairy in the Anglo world. It originated in the late 19th century when the young Alfonso XIII, being 8 years … Continue reading

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