Museums in Madrid: Sorolla Museum a museum dedicated entirely to the works of Spanish luminist painter Joaquin Sorolla

Sorolla Museum
Paseo General Martínez Campos, 37
Metro: Iglesia or Rubén Darío

The Sorolla Museum is dedicated entirely to the works of Spanish luminist painter Joaquín Sorolla.  Some of Sorolla’s best works, including paintings and drawings, can be found here, in the house built between 1910 and 1911 and inhabited by Sorolla and his family.  The museum preserves the style of an early twentieth century Madrid home and includes objects that Sorolla collected, such as his sculpture and ceramics collections, as well as photographs and correspondence he received throughout his life.

Visitors can explore every part of the house and the accompanying grounds, which include three gardens, designed by Sorolla in the Andalusian style.  The house is made up of three floors: the ground floor, with its beautiful Andalusian patio and the room housing Sorolla’s drawing collection; the main floor, with Sorolla’s three studios, living room and dining room; and the second floor, reached via a large staircase and dedicated entirely to exhibiting Sorolla’s paintings.

The museum is open from 9:30AM – 8:00PM Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00AM – 3:00PM on Sunday and closed Monday.  General price of entry is 2.40 euros or 1.20 euros for students, and entry is free on Sundays.

Sunset Music in the Plazuela del Conde de Miranda. Cuarteto Degan.

The Cuarteto Degan will play in this centrally located plaza near Plaza MayorAs part Veranos De La Villa and Veranos En La Calle, Madrid’s summer series of outdoor concerts located at staged venues as well as in the street, the Cuarteto Degan will be giving a free concert near Plaza Mayor.

Where: Plazuela del Conde de Miranda

When: Friday, 1 August 2009,

– Cuarteto en si bemol mayor.
– W.A. Mozart.
– La caza KV 458.
· Allegro vivo assai.
· Menuetto-moderato.
· Adagio.
· Allegro assai.
– J. Turina.
– Serenata.
– F. Mendelssohn
– Cuarteto en Re mayor.
– Op. 44 nº 1.
· Molto allegro vivace.
· Menuetto.

· Andante espressivo ma non tanto.

· Presto con brio.

Lavapiés & La Latina block parties: San Cayetano and San Lorenzo Fiestas

Fiestas De Lavapies San Cayetano and San Lorenzo Fiestas

Madrid’s neighborhoods of La Latina (think young, hip, pricey) and Lavapiés (think Brooklyn) are gearing up for a couple of massive block parties during the San Cayetano and San Lorenzo festivities, celebrating each neighborhoods
patron saints.
Religious processions and costumes fill the day, while at night these adjacent neighborhoods become a playground of outdoor partying, live music, and loads of alcohol.
When: 7 – 10 Aug 2008
Where: Lavapiés & La Latina neighborhoods

Iglesia de la Encarnacion Madrid celebrates San Pantaleon… with his blood!

Inglesia del Convento de la Encarnación

Every year the Iglesia de la Encarnación in Madrid celebrates a martyred 4th-century doctor, San Pantaleón , through a unique ceremony in which an ancient relic containing the saint´s congealed blood is presented to the congregation, where it liquefies before their very eyes!

When: 27 Jul 2008

Metro: Opera/Santo Domingo
Phone: +34 91 547 0510