Madrid doesn’t stop in the summer. July is almost over, and your adventure in Madrid is waiting for you outside the door of your comfortable Flat Sweet Home. We know you’ll enjoy spending a night hanging out with movie stars under the starry Madrilian sky at Palacio Cibeles (Plaza Cibeles, 1). Under its crystal dome, the palace carries out the Sunset Cinema film festival with screenings of films that have left a mark, such as Reservoir Dogs, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Third Man, Apocalypse Now, or the latest Mad Max film. If you’re a film buff, you can’t miss this festival and its double sessions on Friday nights. It’s the perfect lead-up to a walk down nearby Puerta de Alcalá, la Gran Vía, Puerta del Sol or the charming streets of Malasaña and Chueca neighborhoods, only a few steps away from your Fuencanal Flat Sweet Home.
If you’re a photography enthusiast, you’re in luck! During your stay in Madrid, you can see and enjoy the work of one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, Vivian Maier. The artist from New York never had her work exhibited while she was still living; she spent her days dedicated to childcare and to photography. Her portraits move the viewer to the depths of the human being and compellingly show the secrets of childhood in a different era. You can witness her endless creativity at Fundación Canal (Mateo Inurria, 2).
Another must-stop during your visit to the city is Barrio de las Letras, where you can find our Flat Sweet Home Prado Apartment. The place that was once a home to many great writers and artists is now the Caixa Forum (Paseo del Prado, 36), an exhibition center that never fails to amaze with its select exhibitions. Its last proposal allows you to immerse yourself in the world of impressionism, a movement that went from being damned to giving rise to modern art. This path is illustrated in the Philips collections, one of the best in the world; it’s rarely exhibited away from its headquarters in Washington. This exhibition presents works that marked the evolution from romanticism to impressionism and abstract expressionism. Manet, Sisley, Van Gogh, Picasso, Modigliani, Pollock, and Rothko are waiting for you in this magic exhibition.
Afterward, the time comes to meet Rafael Amargo at La Latina theater (Plaza de la Cebada, 2), set in an unbeatable location to enjoy the night in Madrid. Rafael Amargo’s show, Tiempo Muerto, mixes flamenco and street dance in a show that’s left its mark on audiences from all over the world. Another way to get closer to Spanish musical culture is enjoying Club del Río, a folk band with a fascinating alternative concept of pop music. You have a date with new Spanish indie music on July, 30 at café La Palma (calle La Palma, 62).
To end your week in Madrid with a bang we suggest you visit La Casa Encendida (Ronda de Valencia, 2) and its series La Terraza Magnética, with trendsetting films and music. This week, you can choose between the futuristic concert of :zoviet*france and the film John Dies at the End by the venerated director Don Coscarelli, a horror film turned into a bitter reflection of today’s dehumanization. Remember, a boundless city is waiting for you to discover it outside your Flat Sweet Home. You won’t regret it.
FLAT SWEET HOME AGENDA– July 30 – August 7
Sunset cinema – Palacio de Cibeles – Plaza de Cibeles, 1 – FLAT SWEET HOME RECOMMENDED
Vivian Maier – Fundación Canal – Mateo Inurria, 2 – FLAT SWEET HOME RECOMMENDED
Impresionistas y modernos – Caixa Fórum – Paseo del Prado, 36 – FLAT SWEET HOME RECOMMENDED
Tiempo muerto 2 – Teatro La Latina – Plaza de la Cebada, 2 – FLAT SWEET HOME RECOMENDED
Club del río – Café La Palma – La Palma, 62 – FLAT SWEET HOME RECOMENDED
La terraza magnética – La Casa Encendida – Ronda de Valencia, 2 – FLAT SWEET HOME RECOMMENDED