The director João Botelho and the singer Carminho are preparing for an unprecedented show this Friday at the disco Lux in Lisbon, where Fado seek the truth.
On 27 May, at 10 pm, Fado takes its most urban and contemporary side in a show made to think the only elements that compose it – the Fado of Carminho, the scenic and cinematic vision of João Botelho and the cosmopolitan space that welcomes .
Madrid is a great location to spend New Year’s Eve. Different events take place all around the city at streets, restaurants, bars and clubs. Booking an apartment with Rent4days is a great way of beginning your holidays at the Spanish capital.
Madrid New Year’s party is one of the more important events of the year. At Puerta Del Sol, the clock installed in the roof of the offices of the City Hall, mark the end of the old and the beginning of the New Year. It is broadcast across the country and whiles each of the twelve chime rings out, a whole grape should be eaten before the next chime peals.
This tradition is followed at every home in Spain. In Madrid people get togheter at Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, Cibeles, Plaza Colon, in restaurants and bar. Grapes can be purchased at supermarkets, but be careful because the prices can increase! However, if you’re planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a restaurant or bar, they will provide you with free grapes.
During the next days you can visit some of the traditional places of the Spanish capital, like the magnificent Gran Vía, Plaza España and the splendid Palacio Real with its Sabatini’s Gardens.
You can also visit the Golden Triangle Art Museum, which includes The Prado Museum, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, along the Prado Boulevard.
A holiday break at Madrid is an excellent way to finish 2010. In our apartments you can feel at home. So don’t forget to check out our great and comfortable apartments at www.rent4days.com and book them online.
The “Impressionist Gardens” is the title of the exhibition that has been launched recently at the Thyssen – Bornesmisza Museum in Madrid. More than 130 paintings from the world’s top museums and artists made a trip to Madrid and were put together in the Thyssen gallery and the Caja Madrid Foundation from November 16th 2010 to February 13, 2011.
This great exhibition takes a look at how gardens were represented in paintings throughout the second half of the 19th century. The exhibition includes impressionist paintings of Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Caillebotte and Berthe Morisot. In addition, some great works of the forerunners artist such as Delacroix and Corot are exhibited. Recognized masterpieces of the following generation artists (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Klimt, Munch and Nolde), are also displayed.
Some of these fantastic paintings are important loans from museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, the National Gallery of Art of Washington, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Other ones are loans of galleries such as the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, and the Tate, London, as well as private collections.
The exhibition opens at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with four different sections: the first one is devoted to the forerunners of the Impressionist gardens; the second, to the public parks, such as the Parc Monceau, the Bois de Boulogne and Trocadero, and small, private gardens that were often created by artists to get inspired. The third one is dedicated to the decorative garden (a place of leisure) and the productive garden (a place of work). The last section analyzes Pissarro’s interest in the subject of the vegetable garden.
The exhibition continues at the Caja Madrid Foundation, where the evolution of the garden as a subject of art in the late work of the French Impressionists is analyze, through the paintings of Monet, Pissarro and Caillebotte and of the Post-impressionist artist including Van Gogh, Klimt, Vuillard, Bonnard and Toulouse-Lautrec. In the second floor, the exhibition focuses on European and North American naturalist painting of the turn of the century. A separate gallery shows the work of Spanish painters such as Sorolla, Regoyos, Pla, Meifrèn and Anglada-Camarasa. In the last room it is possible to appreciate the transformation of the garden from Post-impressionism to the early 20th-century avant-garde movements such as Fauvism, Cubism and German Expressionism, with painting of Cézanne, Munch, Nolde, Dufy, Braque, Malevich and Ernst.
This wonderful exhibition is curated by Clare Willsdon, reader in the History of Art at the University of Glasgow, Michael Clarke, Director of the National Gallery of Scotland, and Guillermo Solana, Chief Curator of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
If you are planning to visit this great exhibition in Madrid, don´t forget to visit our webpage www.rent4days.com and book one of the apartments close to the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum.
Una escapada cultural a MADRID en el puente de la Constitución
Madrid es una ciudad que constantemente ofrece a los turistas grandes atractivos culturales. El PUENTE DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN es una oportunidad para darse una escapada a la capital y disfrutar de las nuevas opciones culturales que, durante el mes de diciembre, se presentan en la capital por una corta temporada. Desde la empresa Rent4days, especialistas en alquierles de apartamentos temporales en Madrid, les recomendamos las siguientes actividades culturales:
Los Miserables: Esta clásica obra musical inspirada en el libro de Víctor Hugo y llamado“el musical de los musicales”, vuelve a Madrid con una renovada producción en el Teatro Lope de Vega en la Gran Vía. Hasta el 30 de enero de 2011 el público podrá apreciar sus canciones, coreografías y una escenografía modernizada en relación con la anterior producción.
Mamma Mia: El musical ingles por excelencia se encuentra en escena en el Teatro Coliseum de la Gran Vía hasta el próximo 9 de enero. El musical ha logrado un récord sin precedentes en España: 7 temporadas en 6 años de funciones ininterrumpidas; han sido más de 2.120 funciones y aproximadamente 2 millones de espectadores los que han disfrutado este espectáculo.
Si desea pasar un puente excepcional en Madrid presenciando alguno de estos musicales, les recomendamos alojarse en uno de los confortables y agradables apartamentos de Rent4days, ubicados en la céntrica zona de la Gran Vía, cerca de ambos teatros o en cualquier otra zona de Madrid.
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A new airport express bus connects the Madrid downtown with the Barajas airport. The buses provide service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and have place for 88 passengers, providing modern luggage storage facilities and touristic information in Spanish and English, in audio or in written text.
The bus runs every 15-20 minutes during the day and after 11pm every 30-35 minutes. The bus stops are located in airport terminals T1, T2 and T4, and it make three stops in Madrid: O’Donnell at the junction with Doctor Esquerdo, Plaza de Cibeles and Atocha Renfe railway station (only during the day). After midnight the bus terminates at Plaza de Cibeles. The journey takes 40 minutes and costs 2€.
This bus is really easy to identify thanks to its distinctive yellow color. So if you are planning to stay at one of our Rent4days apartments, the new airport express is a comfortable and non expensive alternative to get to the city center.
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During the year Madrid hosts exciting activities and events and this December Lady Gaga will be the star of the city. She will be on stage the 12th of December at the “Palacio de los Deportes” as part of her Monsters Ball Tour.
The blonde New Yorker artist has a firm presence not only in the English-speaking world, but also in the Spanish charts. During 2010, her hits Bad Romance and Alejandro have been played in every club and on the radio in Spain. Her last hit, Telephone, is a duet with the American artist Beyoncé. The 12th of November, Lady Gaga won three prizes at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards: Best Female, Song, and Pop honors.
For those who already know Madrid, Lady Gaga is a great chance to experience something new in the city, and for those who are new in town, this concert is an exuberant and thrilling distraction. If you are coming to Madrid with your friends or with a group of people, staying in one of our apartments is an excellent decision; is a cheapest and more grateful alternative than staying in a hotel. Don’t forget to check out our website www.rent4days.com and book an apartment for your stay in Madrid in December.
Between 2 and 10 October Madrid hosts a new edition of this great event that seeks to highlight the city and its buildings from another perspective.
One of the most unique proposals of this new edition of the Architecture Week will be, to be able to know the study of Norman Foster, one of the great architects of the time in Madrid author of one of the four towers of the Castellana. And there, at number 13, where his team and himself are working on their projects. There will also be panel open for discussions, educational workshops and exhibitions, as it organizes itself at its headquarters COAM (Piedmont, 23) Estudio Lamela on 8 October to 12 November.
for more information: http://www.esmadrid.com/semanaarquitectura/index.html
Theaters Canal Nicolás Salmerón Cultural Centre, RCSMM, the Faculty of Biology of UAM and Headquarters of the SGAE, will be hosting the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Music in Madrid, which will run until 15 December.
The festival will focus on its distribution among the younger generations of musicians with a program of lectures and presentations in various conservatories and institutes.Also be invited to German composers to submit their works in Madrid, which at the time released in Germany works of Spanish composers. The concerts will be performed by the SIC Chamber Orchestra, the Wind Quintet Berlin or Madrid-Gurkova Mariana pianist.
Mariana Gurkova (Piano)
Ruiz García, Juan Manuel
Duration: 8 minutes
Diabolus in musica
Duration: 3 minutes
Duration: 5 minutes
Zavala, Mercedes (1963)
Duration: 10-11 minutes
Carro, Mario (1979)
Duration: 6 minutes
De la Cruz Castillo,
Duration: 10 minutes
Panadero, Juan Carlos
Duration: 10 minutes