Ten plans in Madrid to take advantage of the Puente del Pilar

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  • Exhibition on the universe of Álex de la Iglesia

    Álex de la Iglesia before the poster of the exhibition dedicated to his work – Spanish Film Library

    The Spanish director, creator of such acclaimed titles as The day of the Beast, The Bar or the series of 30 coins, which has catapulted him beyond Spain, has opened an exhibition that compiles material, most of it unpublished, from his beginnings as a comic book artist, to props of his latest work. Under the title Álex de la Iglesia. Of the cinema as one of the Fine Arts, This exhibition can be seen from October 6 to January 16 at the headquarters of the Spanish Film Library, on Magdalena 10 street.

  • A day at the amusement park

    Decorated Halloween entrance to the Madrid Amusement Park
    Decorated Halloween entrance to the Madrid Amusement Park

    Those looking for a family plan can choose to go to the Madrid amusement park where, in addition, the new one is already available passage of terror this Halloween, Asylum. But that’s not all, a new musical show called Dark Cabaret, to be performed at the Gran Teatro Auditorio. So that the smallest of the house can also live this party without surprises, the park has opened The labyrinth, a passage in which children must guess riddles to get rid of magical creatures. They will also have musical shows and family animations such as The band of the dead or Zombie Hop.

  • Live like a bohemian Jazz singer with the Liiffe app

    New image Liiffe app
    New image Liiffe app

    The application Liiffe wants to bring a new dimension to the relationship between hosts and guests. It is about living for a few days as the host does to fully experience each destination in a way that is closer to how a local person does. The idea is to have another life during that weekend. For now, they are looking to expand the host base, although it may be time to experiment a few days with proposals in Madrid such as that of attend a live jazz concert at Café Central. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

  • Tour through the Madrid of mysteries

    Almudena Cathedral in Madrid
    Almudena Cathedral in Madrid – © Rocío Jiménez

    Beyond housing imposing monuments, the capital hides many stories and anecdotes that only a few know. A good way to take advantage of the bridge is to sign up to the Tour through the Madrid of mysteries, a pack offered by Civitatis for 10 euros and that allows those who join to travel to the past in an entertaining way. The route, which lasts about two hours, begins at Plaza de Pontejos and ends near Calle de Torija. The Almudena Cathedral, the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza de la Villa and the Royal Palace are some of its stops. And whoever wants to go it alone, here is another clue: Five well-known buildings in Madrid full of mysteries to discover.

  • Excursion to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

    Image of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial
    Image of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial – © patrimonionacional.es

    If what you want is to spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of the center of Madrid, nothing better than opting for go on an excursion through the villages of the mountains, such as San Lorenzo de El Escorial, located on the southeastern slope of the Sierra de Guadarrama. A must see is your Royal Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. During the visit you can see the Palace of the Habsburgs, with the spectacular Battle Hall, the Pantheon of Kings, the Basilica and the Library, as well as strolling through its gardens.

  • Hiking route to the Purgatorio waterfall

    Image of the hiking route to the Purgatorio waterfall
    Image of the hiking route to the Purgatorio waterfall – © Maria I. Ortiz

    To connect with nature and breathe fresh air is the hiking route to the Purgatorio waterfall, one of the best known and most emblematic of the Paular valley, in Rascafría. The journey begins at the Puente del Perdón and from the beginning it offers idyllic landscapes to savor and photograph, such as the Giner de los Ríos arboretum or the Paular monastery. The total distance is 11.8 kilometers,and it takes about 3.35 hours. There is a drop of 264 meters, but it is a route suitable for the whole family. More details here.

  • Enjoy a very crazy brunch

    Soho Madrid wonder brunch show
    Soho Madrid wonder brunch show

    Inspired by the rogue version of Alice in Wonderland, the new wonder brunch It is one of those plans to include in the list of essentials in the capital. Located in Plaza de España, 6, the new club Soho Madrid It offers a wide gastronomic proposal –sweet and salty– accompanied by natural juices, flavored waters, Soho Bubble and, of course, cocktails. In addition, they have a live show to entertain the meal. The price of the full brunch is 32 euros per person, without a cocktail it drops at 26. It is available on Saturdays and Sundays at 12.00.

  • INGOYA, an immersive experience

    Image of the INGOYA exhibition
    Image of the INGOYA exhibition – © INGOYA

    From October 5 to January 16 the Fernán Gómez Theater Cultural Center of the Villa welcomes INGOYA, a state-of-the-art immersive experience to delve into Goya’s paintings. Forty high definition projectors show the works of the painter with the maximum detail and accuracy, synchronized with music from classics such as Albéniz, Boccherini or Falla.

  • Virtual Arena, the largest virtual reality center

    Image of the Virtual Arena center
    Image of the Virtual Arena center – © Instagram Virtual Arena

    Video game lovers will find in Virtual Arena (52 Tomás Bretón Street) the best option to spend a day out of ten. This space, which has more than 500 square meters, takes its clients into a complete immersion of VR hyper-reality with 5 multiplayer games – up to 12 people – in experiences of 30 or 50 minutes. Each player has an HP Reverb Headset-Pro helmet and the most powerful equipment on the market, the new HP VR Backpack G2 specially designed for VR free-roaming.

  • Tina and other musicals

    Promotional poster for Tina, the musical
    Promotional poster for Tina, the musical

    The musical that pays tribute to the singer’s career Tina Turner landed at the Coliseum Theater in Madrid, on October 1, after succeeding on Broadway and London’s West End. Created by Stage Entertainment, in collaboration with the artist herself, this show, which will be available until November 28, takes a tour of the best songs of what is one of the queens of rock and offers viewers details of her life , trajectory and significance. In addition, the capital offers many other musicals at the beginning of the season: ‘A Chorus Line’, the show with which Antonio Banderas inaugurated his Teatro del Soho in Malaga; ‘The Lion King’, at the Lope de Vega Theater; ‘Cruz de navajas’, at the Espacio Raro de Ifema, ‘Ghost’, at the EDP Gran Vía Theater; ‘Grease, the musical’, at the Nuevo Alcalá Theater, or ‘Carlos Latre: Golfus de Roma’, at the La Latina Theater.

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