Top 5 Madrid: Valentina

Si tuviera que elegir mis lugares favoritos de Madrid, sin duda serían estos 5, aunque más que lugares son “experiencias”:

1. Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida

La ermita de San Antonio de la Florida cerca del Manzanares, por sus maravillosos frescos de Goya y su tumba. Me relaja mucho sentarme en la ermita y quedarme allí a coValentinantemplar el arte en estado puro, además hay unos espejos en lugares tácticos para ver mejor los frescos y sacarse estupendas selfies. Y si a eso añades un buen pollo asado con ensalada en el histórico restaurante casa Mingo (justo al salir de la ermita) y un paseo por el parque Madrid Rio ya tienes una experiencia completa.

The beautiful church of San Antonio de la Florida with the tomb and frescos of Goya. It’s really amazing to contemplate the beautiful frescos of this church and then eat a very good chicken in the famous restaurant casa Mingo (close to the church). It’s also possible to visit the park of Madrid Rio. Frescos+chicken+park, an amazing afternoon!

Al primo posto la piccola chiesa di San Antonio de la Florida per i suoi meravigliosi affreschi di Goya. Siediti in una delle pache della chiesetta, Continue reading “Top 5 Madrid: Valentina”

Top 5 Madrid: Audrey

Audrey1. Templo de Debod y Parque del Oeste

En Madrid, tenemos un templo egipcio, cerca de Gran Vía y de Plaza de España: el Templo de Debod. Está ubicado en un parque muy bonito, el Parque del Oeste, que ofrece también un buen punto de vista del Palacio Real. ¡Un lugar para andar o disfrutar del día leyendo un buen libro a la sombra de los árboles!

Temple de Debod et Parque del Oeste
Il s’agit d’un temple de l’Egypte antique ouvert au public qui se trouve à Madrid, non loin de la grande rue commerçante, Gran Vía et de la Plaza de España. Il est situé dans un parc très sympathique, el Parque del Oeste, qui offre également une belle vue sur le Palais Royal et également sur une partie de la ville. Un très bon endroit pour se promener ou se détendre sur l’herbe accompagné d’un bon livre !

Temple of Debod
This is an Egyptian temple in the middle of el Parque del Oeste and really close to Gran Vía, the avenue in which you can find most of the shops and the famous Plaza de España. The park also offers a great view of the Royal Palace and it´s a great place to go for a walk or just chill on the grass reading a good book under the trees’ shade. So if you just want to enjoy Spanish weather just go there and relax.

2. Círculo de Bellas Artes, la Azotea

Cerca de la parada de metro Banco de España, en la Calle de Alcalá 42, en Continue reading “Top 5 Madrid: Audrey”

Salvador Dalí

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The Salvador Dalí exhibition has caused a storm this summer, generating huge profits for local restaurants and queues that stretch from the taquilla to Atocha station. I myself was lucky enough to attend with no queues and for free, with a friend who works at el Museo Reina Sofía, because I’m charming and in the know. This retrospective on the work of the great Dalí is in Madrid until the 2nd September. Together, Museo Reina Sofía and the Centre Georges Pompidou have organised a large exhibition devoted to Salvador Dalí. The exhibition is conceived as a contribution to the reappraisal of Dalí as a thinker, a writer and the creator of a very particular vision of the world.
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10 things to do with your Saturday

Yet again, Saturday is nearly upon us (seems like only a week ago!) which leaves you with two options. Number 1) Turn off the alarm, sleep, sleep and sleep a bit more, and when you can sleep no more whack on the heating and a Christmas film and enjoy the rest of the day feeling festive with a hot drink. Number 2) Get up, seize the day, and explore Madrid (obviously after completing any outstanding homework activities set by your teachers at Inhispania…)! Don’t let the exclamation mark fool you; in my eyes, both options are great. However, if you do choose to go with option number 2, here are some ideas to help you kick-start your day.
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