8 October 2018
At last! The first bridge is here after the summer holidays. Surely this “long weekend” we will dedicate to recharge the batteries, disconnect … but also to make plans! Whether you live in the capital or if you come to visit Madrid we tell you what sites you have to see and what exhibitions you can not miss. Point, aim!
WHAT TO VISIT?
The strange word of the exhibition of Carlos Garaicoa, Birlibirloque , means to do or achieve something skillfully but without revealing the means by which said thing was made and thus wants to represent the buildings that have been demolished with this peculiar exhibition. Each installation consists of a pair of black and white photographs and a crystal sculpture that tries to convey melancholy through the inexorable passage of time. You can enjoy this exhibition from September 13 to November 2018 at the Elba Benítez Gallery from Tuesday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Between architecture, design and art is the work of Lars Lerup that tries to question commonly accepted attitudes, although without pretense of finding an answer in his ‘park immobile’. All the furniture can be relocated in the room by the visitor since this exhibition is inspired by the novel Watt , by Samuel Beckett, where the peculiar Mr. Knott changes the location of his furniture day after day: “it was not unusual to find, On Sunday, the dresser, standing next to the fire, the dressing table, legs up, next to the bed … “. You can visit the exhibition from Tuesday to Sunday in the Sala Minerva of the Círculo de Bellas Artes.
The sculptures presented at the Nairy Baghramian exhibition, Breathing Spell at the Palacio de Cristal , are made of galvanized metal, resin and glass. The work of Baghramian adopts organic forms that present protuberances and cavities with clear references to minimalism and surrealism. You can see this exhibition organized by the Museo Reina Sofía until Sunday, October 14 (admission is free).
Enjoy this tour of Spanish architecture through all the editions of the Prize for Contemporary Architecture of the European Union – Mies van der Rohe Prize exhibited in Spanish architectures. Chronicle from Europe . A total of 350 models, photos, videos and panels of the works of Spanish architects made both in Spain and abroad will be on display until October 28 in Arqueria Nuevos Ministerios Exhibition Hall (free entry from Tuesday to Sunday).
WHERE TO EAT?
Gastrorail is a restaurant that is in the Railway Museum and this is where you will experience a journey through time thanks to the restoration of the original wagon where it is located. The high-end catering company Vilaplana has taken care of every detail, from the menu to the tableware or table linen, to ensure (with prior reservation) a unique experience. The cafeteria is also installed in a 1930 car that retains its original marquetry decoration and is open to the public at the same time as the museum.
Enjoy Sunday with brunch at the classic Café Comercial de Madrid , a classic that has reinvented itself by adding a modern touch to the most traditional dishes.To finish the bridge we suggest you visit the Kitschy pastry shop . A place that will leave a sweet taste to this long weekend where the decoration, the kitchenware and the cakes follow the kitsch style .
WHAT TO DO?
A place full of fashion, cosmetics and lifestyle, this is the old carriage factory LaMarca, converted into the coolest building in the Salesas district where you can find LAB a concept store of design, technology, art and fashion; also a Tracy Anderson Studio where you can experience the range of Tracy’s patented innovations; o Roots, a restaurant / health food store.
WHERE TO STAY?
The hotel of the Vincci Hotels chain, Vincci Capitol, is located in the Carrión building (an icon of the Madrid skyline ) , which makes it the perfect accommodation to enjoy the most authentic form of the capital. The allusions to the seventh art are constant both in the common areas and in the rooms. Do not hesitate to enjoy the unbeatable views of the Gran Vía from its two terraces. The perfect plan to enjoy the end of the day.