Celebrating Madrid’s local wines

Semana de Vino de Madrid

Semana del Vino de Madrid

Many people know about la Rioja, Spain’s famous wine region, but did you also know that there are many great wines grown in the community of Madrid? During the next few days, the Semana Del Vino de Madrid (Madrid Wine Week) is helping locals and tourists alike re-discover the wines grown in Madrid’s own back yard. Now through November 24th, this event will feature lectures on organic wines, wine tourism and other activities and will take place at the Centro Cultural Conde Duque.

The event will feature 14 wineries as well as 34 featured caterers all that come from local venues. Part of what makes this event special is that it takes place in the Conde Duque neighborhood, known as the more sophisticated area of the larger district of Malasaña. Attending an event like this will allow you to see Madrid at its best, in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

When: Now through November 24th, check the website for specific hours

Where: Centro Cultural Conde Duque located at Conde Duque 11

Metro: Ventura Rodriguez, Plaza de España, San Bernardo or Noviciado

Entrance to this event is free

For more information, check the website

 

 

Top Madrid Museums

Having a difficult time trying to pick the perfect Madrid museum to visit? Then check out the top ten Madrid museums below.

ABC Museum: The newest museum in Madrid is a converted beer factory in the neighborhood of Conde Duque.

The Reina Sofia Museum: The illustrious Reina Sofia National Art Museum sits in a large square at the end of the Paseo del Prado and in front of Madrid’s Atocha train station.

The Prado Museum: The Museo del Prado is home to the world’s finest collection of Spanish paintings from the 12th through the early 19th century.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Originally the private art collection of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, the museum named after its patron has a collection made up of over 800 paintings.

The Sorolla Museum: The Sorolla Museum is dedicated entirely to the works of Spanish luminist painter Joaquín Sorolla.

The Lope de Vega House and Museum: The Lope de Vega House and Museum is located in the Barrio de las Letras (Letters Neighborhood), which is only fitting, as Felix Lope de Vega was one of Spain’s most famous poets and playwrights of the Golden Age.

Caixa Forum: In the heart of Madrid´s cultural district lies one of the city´s greatest freebies. The Caixa Forum is home to exhibitions and events all year round, all of which are free to the general public.

Museo de Arte Público: The Museum of Public Art is another of Madrid’s free museums, but this one is entirely outdoors and located under a bypass.

The Romantic Museum: The Romantic Museum shows off Spain’s Romantic period, and contains works of art by world renowned Spanish artists of the time, such as painter Francisco de Goya and poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

Museo Naval de Madrid The naval museum is filled with everything and anything related to Spain’s period of maritime expansion. What’s more is that all of this is free!

Observatorio Astronomico: Free admission: completed after Charles III’s death in 1790 the observatory was designed by Juan de Villanueva.