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Madrid’s Carnival of 2014

Carnavales+madrid+2014The Madrid Carnival starts on Saturday 1 of March. Even though, all celebrations and costumes party started on Thursday 27th of February. This year the variety and creativity of the costumes and colors is impressive.

This year’s Parade is paying tribute to all the amazing and genius painters. Celebrating ‘El Greco’ and the 400th anniversary of his death, his most famous gentleman, waves us at the carnival poster for these dates.

Right next to ‘El Greco’ we’ll have great genius entertaining us, from the ferocious creature of ‘El Bosco’ and the famous ‘Meninas’ who will be dancing and prancing out of the amazing painting of Velazquez.

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This is the program you need to follow if you don’t want to miss any detail of the carnival:

On Saturday March 1st, it’s the beginning of all the fun that the carnival brings to Madrid with all the costumes, colors, spark and creativity of all the organizers and participants of the carnival show during the opening.

  • The parade will start at 19:30 from the Retiro Park (entrance of the O’Donnell Street) until the Cibeles fountain. Starting with the performance and route of the theater company Morboria, representing the times of the Austrians or the Habsburgsjust like if they came out of one of ‘El Greco’ paintings.
  • At 21:00 the Sinfonity group (the first electronic guitar symphonic orchestra of the world) will have a piro-musical concert with fireworks under the direction of Ricardo Caballer.

 On Sunday March 2nd

  • carnavalAt 12:00 would be the seventh encounter of the Murgas and Chiringotas. Presentent by Praxedes ‘Murguero Mayor de Madrid’ at the Plaza de la Villa.
  • 18:00 the funeral of the Sadirne. The Alegre brotherhood at the San Antonio de la Florida Plaza, pasing through the Manzanares Bridge ending at the Plaza de las Moreras of Casa de Campo. Place where the Sardine will be next to a bonfire where it will burn the bad acts and thoughts until next year.

Come and enjoy the festivities with us. And if you don’t feel like following the activities, just enjoy the party and the festivities of this wonderful city while it dresses and lots of color.

Enjoy your stay in the amazing city of Madrid.  images

Valentine’s Day

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Wherever you go around this world, if you ask someone what he or she can associate with February 14, most likely the answer that you can get is that: it is the day made for lovers, for friends and family to show how much they appreciated each other.
Wondering what to give that special someone for Valentine’s Day? You may just find your answer here: a romantic trip to Spain to make it an unforgettable celebration. In Madrid you will find it all: evocative landscapes, lovers’ legends, and wonderful sunsets.

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Saint Valentine’s Day or el Día de San Valentin for Spanish speakers is a day that you will surely love if you’re in Madrid. Beside the traditional way of expressing their affections, Madrid offers other activities that lovers, friends and family can enjoy. From the first week of February until the end of this month, shops in this city transform into a festive look with Valentine’s Day as their theme.

Here we offer you some Valentine’s plans you can make to have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Madrid!

  • Go for a paseo:

Take a leisurely walk (un paseo) from Palacio de Oriente through its gardens. Then continue to the Retiro Park, rent one of the rowing boats and navigate in it through its fabulous artificial lake, surrounded of beautiful trees and monuments.… there really is nothing more romantic.

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  • Have a romantic dinner:

Have a Spanish meal in one of the many restaurants serving delicious food in the centre of Madrid (La Latina, Fuencarral, Plaza Mayor, Gran Vía) or from the top floor of El Corte Ingles in Callao, where you can enjoy the beautiful skyline of Madrid.

  • Flamenco is a dance of passion, love and strength: an ideal show for a Valentine’s night out. There are several bars that showcase flamenco and after the show you can always extend the evening by hopping around the center or by going for a cocktail. See a flamenco show:
  • Go watch a movie or take the city tour bus.

Come enjoy this Valentine’s Day with us in one of our beautiful apartments. This year we have a special surprise for all the couples who decide to enjoy a romantic weekend with us. We have a selection of special and romantic apartments this year:

  • VDay 004Splendid Plaza Mayor
  • R4D Gran Via 1
  • Huertas Design
  • Plaza Mayor Deluxe
  • Joyful Chueca
  • Touching Prado
  • Brilliant Sol
  • Splendid Puerta de Atocha
  • Atico Santa Ana
  • Fancy Princesa

By visiting our website you can see the special selection that we made for you. You cannot miss the oportunity to enjoy everything Madrid has to offer. Let us be part of your experience and enjoy your stay in this incredible city.

R4D Gran Via apartments, our novelty this month

We are proud to present the R4D Gran Via apartments. These 5 brand new apartments are the novelty of our Madrid office.

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Located right in one of the most valued areas of Madrid: the Gran Via street, just a few steps away the famous Plaza España and its interesting Templo de Debod, the Palacio de Oriente and the Callao Plaza, where all the movie premieres take place.

 

You will be able to get to the most well-known and important places of Madrid by walk; Mayor street with its spectacular San Miguel’s market, the famous Puerta del Sol with its well-known km0, the Madrid of the Austrians (or the Habsburgs), different museums and the beautiful Retiro Park.R4D Gran Via 4 001

These apartments have a mixture of vintage and modern decoration, with a really comfortable setup, where you can relax and rest after a long day of work or sightseeing in this amazing city.

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The apartments are located in an area well connected to all of the important points of Madrid; you can either take the metro (subway) at one of the few stations nearby or one of the different buses that concur in this area.

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Rent4Days has a lot of apartments, each with different characteristics and in different areas of the city that will adjust to your every need.

Come and enjoy your vacation, work or study trip with us, we want to be part of your experience.

Bruno Mars’s Concert in Madrid

The Hawaiian artist is coming to Madrid with ‘The Moonshine Jungle Tour’ (2013).

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This will be a concert full of surprises and tracks from the album ’Unorthodox Jukebox’, this American superstar is one of the most hip and trendy artist right now, his music is a mixture of reggae, soul, rock, R&B and pop, with and old school style and flavor to it. He is making us enjoy the old time music with his unique style and his mantra ‘Music brings people together’.

Growing up in such a musical family this Grammy award winner was destined to be a successful superstar. Jon Caramanica from de The New York Times called him “one of the most versatile and accessible pop singers, with a soft and soulful voice that can adapt to any musical genre or style”.

Bruno Mars 002Mars rose to stardom with his first studio recording ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ (2010), a work that showed that he had the makings of a superstar. Apart from writing music and singing, this artist stands out for his brilliant dance style and his parallel career as a producer.

Following his worldwide success with Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Mars created the critically-acclaimed ballad “It Will Rain” for the original motion picture soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. The success of “It Will Rain” marked the 11th top 10 single for Mars.

Do not miss the opportunity to be at his concert on November 15th. And while you’re here you can visit and explore this amazing city and enjoy its gastronomic, shopping, night life, business and cultural offers.

We hope to see you in Madrid.

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‘The Presence of Things: The Still Life in Europe’ brings together works by 70 artists in Lisbon

‘Ginger Jar and Eggplants, “by Paul Cezanne, and’ Field of Sunflowers,” by Claude Monet, who belong to the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, ‘The Sense of Speed’, Salvador Dalí, the painter borrowed by the foundation Catalan or ‘Still Life with Fan, “by Paul Gauguin, courtesy Musée d’ Orsay in Paris, are four of the 93 works that can be seen in Portugal, in the exhibition ‘The Presence of Things: The Still Life in Europe , which opens Oct. 21 in the Gulbenkian Museum. Why not also visit Rent4Days work of art, our apartments?

Also represented are Van Gogh, Picasso, Magritte, and Portugal, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Vieira da Silva and Eduardo Viana. The works are from 37 institutions from 11 countries.

Lamb in Portugal

“Lamb” will return to Portugal for three concerts in June. The first concert takes place June 10 at Pavilhão do Arade, in Lagoa, Algarve. The next day the band Lou Rhodes plays in CCB, Lisbon, and on day 12 in the Coliseum of Oporto.

Tickets range between € 25 and € 28.

The band will also be in stores FNAC for two showcases, where they will present the latest album titled 5. The presentations are scheduled for June 11th at 15:00 at Fnac Colombo, and the next day, June 12 at 18.00, at Fnac GaiaShopping.

Rihanna in Portugal

The Rihanna will give a concert in Portugal on December 17!

Is the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon! This concert will be part of Loud Tour and will be guaranteed themes such as “Only Girl (In The World)”and “What’s My Name, ” the latest album Loud. Of course other hits such as “Umbrella, “”Unfaithful, ” “Disturbia, ” “Shut Up and Drive” also should not be forgotten!

The information is advanced by the promoter of the concert, which also advances the price of tickets: 35 euros for the second counter, 36 euros for the audience standing and 45 euros for a desk.

Sky Bar

The Sky Bar Restaurant Terrace on the top floor of the Tivoli Lisboa, is back for another season, with new surprises. This outdoor space, discrete and unique with a breathtaking view of the Portuguese capital, offers a letter of snacks and cocktails. One new feature this year is the launch of the SKY Bar Brunch, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 16 hours. There are three menus to choose from, which is still possible to add a la carte options like juices, yogurt, pastries, toast, croissants, bagels, eggs, omelettes, noodles, salads, pancakes and waffles. “Sky Brunch (17 € per person),” Rainbow Sky Brunch (€ 22.50 per person), and the “Sunny Sky Brunch” at a price of 25 € per person which includes appetizer, main dish and dessert . The good music will have a presence in this space with the resident DJ from Tuesday to Saturday.
The Sky Bar is open every day until the end of September, between 17h and 01h, with animation Music from 20 to 24 hours.