• Posts Tagged ‘Prado Museum’

    As Spain’s World Cup Reign is over, a New King takes to the Throne

    by  • June 19, 2014 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Madrid, Nature

    With all eyes on Spain, I assess Madrid’s City Break Credentials. It’s certainly been an eventful 24 hours in Spanish history! No sooner had King Juan Carlos signed the official papers seeing him abdicate his throne after a 39-year reign, Spain’s national football squad were rather unceremoniously dumped out of the World Cup after...

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    The Prado hits Portugal

    by  • January 5, 2014 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Lisbon

    Those of you lucky enough to be planning a Lisbon city break over the winter months, read on! Running until March 30th, 2014, Lisbon’s Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga plays host to a temporary exhibition of works on loan from Madrid’s prestigious Prado Museum. Entitled ‘Rubens, Brueghel, Lorrain – Northern Landscape from the Prado...

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    Madrid – an unlucky Olympic city candidate, yet a perfect short break venue

    by  • September 9, 2013 • City Breaks, Madrid • 0 Comments

    Madrid may have failed in its bid to stage the 2020 Olympic Games – Tokyo was hailed as the victorious candidate – but there’s still more than plenty about this city that makes it a thoroughly worthwhile venue for a short break.  From art to gastronomy, verdant parks to city-centre shopping, historic architecture and...

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