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The first owner of the building appears to be Melchora Marullo, Marquise of La Floresta. She moved from Sicily to VillaJardines in 1627 after she widowed Antonio de Quintana-Dueñas, regent of the Council of Italy. The building was her official residence in Madrid.
In 1627 Mariana Melchora Marullo and Patti officially moved to her new residence in calle de Jardines (Madrid) from Sicily after she widowed Antonio de Quintana-Dueñas, regent of the Council of Italy under the kings Philip III and Philip IV of Spain. She was part of a prominent Italian family and she enjoyed a lot of political power in the south of Italy. Her husband was an influential advisor to the Kings of Spain (and Sicily) until his death.
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 mine, Carlos Vilán, was overjoyed when I suggested to celebrate in VillaJardines his 50th birthday celebration with common friends, all related to his brilliant dance career. A tea & champagne soirée was quickly organised and some 50 guests came to celebrate. But, wait, who is Carlos Vilán?
Carlos Vilán is one of Spain’s most iconic dancers and one would think that he has been around for ever. He has danced with world divas, like Maya Plisestskaya. He learnt from Antonio Gades, still recognised as Spain’s best male dancer ever. He was promoted by Antonio Ruiz Soler, the first Spaniard to reach Hollywood. He was mentored by Maria Rosa, still recognised as Spain’s best dancer ever.
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 as one of the stages for a documentary currently being filmed in Spain and the United Kingdom. The building looks like a cool movie set!
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 the father of six countries in Latin America (Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Bolivia). He lived in Madrid in different periods between 1799 and 1802 and became a priviledged witness of two worlds. He first lived with his maternal uncle Esteban Palacios (one of the fathers of the 1812 Spanish Constitution), under the protection of Manuel Mallo, the Queen’s lover. He was able to witness the sad reality of a decaying court. Simultenously, he was able to expand his knowledge with the cultivated Marquis de Ustariz. He also made several trips to Bilbao. And yes, apparently he lived in VillaJardines for almost a year.
The importance of being Simoncito in Madrid
On mid november a very special meal was organised in VillaJardines around two emotion catalysers: champagne and classical music, a perfect couple. In autumn, the perfect season
In Madrid we love food and we create lots of events around the table, both for lunch or for dinner, at home or in a restaurant, on a daily basis. Food is culturally important for us. Not only it provides nutritional support for the body, but it helps us relate to each other. Elaboration of the cultural significance of food and eating focuses on our social values, our meanings and beliefs rather than on dietary requirements and nutritional values. We pay a lot of attention to food.
Being as we are in Madrid, on this occasion the objective was to host in VillaJardines a whole new level in exquisiteness through the marriage of two world acclaimed celebrities: champagne and classical music.
The Prado Museum opened in 1819 as the Royal Museum of Paintings. The building was not designed as the typical encyclopaedic museum, where objects from all eras of art history are shown. It was rather designed to reflect the taste of Spanish royalty in art.