Category Archives: VillaJardines

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 has been a big catalyzer of the sharing economy in Madrid

One of the best secrets of VillaJardines is that since 2012 it has been hosting hundreds of meetings of citizens who promoted the sharing economy from different angles. Members of more than 20 Peer-to-Peer communities dealing with homesharing, carsharing, foodsharing, … Continue reading

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VillaJardines is (y)ours

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The team behind the clandestine cocktails. Thanks!!

Some of the clandestine cocktails hosted in VillaJardines have been a blast. In the past years, on dozens of occasions, people have gathered in VillaJardines to interact with their peers. Under total discretion, four people quietly made things work… This  … 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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The Madrid experience according to Jodie and Steph

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