Category Archives: Unknown to Madrilenians

Carlos Vilán celebrates in VillaJardines

On May 15th, a friend was 50 and was ready to celebrate. We gathered some common friends in the perfect place, VillaJardines. We felt it was almost historical. Even a big project might come up from a simple conversation! A dear friend of … Continue reading

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Simon Bolivar lived in VillaJardines from 1799 to 1800

Not many people know that Simon Bolivar lived in Madrid between 1799 and 1802, where he married Maria Teresa Rodriguez del Toro. What did he do as a teenager in Madrid? Simon Bolivar [i] was born in 1783 in Caracas and he is … Continue reading

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China rules

I have just had the pleasure to host four Chinese airbnb guests in VillaJardines. At this time, they are flying back home and I feel a certain urge to put into words what has happened in just a few days … Continue reading

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A new Puerta del Sol?

In October 2013 Madrid Think Tank will launch an international contest to improve our dearest Puerta del Sol. The initiative seeks a full intervention in this space, affecting both the square and its surroundings, its scattered elements and the access roads. The Puerta … Continue reading

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Museum of Architecture and Design in the Art Triangle

The Paseo del Prado shall host another museum, close to CaixaForum, the Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía museums, among many others. According to El Pais, Argentinean architect Emilio Ambasz has decided to locate his Museum of Art, Architecture and … 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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