Category Archives: Unknown to Madrilenians

VillaJardines was embellished in 1878 by the architect Agustín Ortiz Villajos

VillaJardines is also for architecture lovers. It is a very good example of the evolution of a building throughout time. Being built in 1629, when was it updated to a 19th century taste? In 1877 the Queen Isabella II awarded … Continue reading

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VillaJardines as a movie set

On several occassions VillaJardines has been rented to film a movie or a commercial. In January 2007 Findus, a frozen food company, showed a new product with a massive TV strategy. In the commercial you can easily identify VillaJardines.

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VillaJardines is (y)ours

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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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Smooth Madrid

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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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