The Collection starts with the end of the 19th Century, addressing the conflicts between a dominant Modernity, understood as progress, and its discontents, as an ideology under constant challenge both in the social and the political fronts, and the cultural and artistic ones. The avant-garde, in its reinvention of the subject becomes the symptom of the new 20th Century...

Botero's legacy in Madrid

February 14, 2017 #Monuments

The Colombian painter and sculptor, Fernando Botero, was born in Medellín on April 19th, 1932. He was an early artist, when he was 19 he already had his own exhibition. He soon started to win prizes so he could keep up his work. We have three of his sculptures in bronze in Madrid. At Columbus’s square, we find Woman with a mirror...

Lhardy, 178 years of history and gastronomy

January 30, 2017 #Restaurants

The year Lhardy opened there were water carriers on the streets and zarzuela music had just been born. With the decoration of its beautiful facade defined by the taste of the Second Empire, Lhardy has preserved the courtly and aristocratic atmosphere of the 20th century Madrid and the best formulas of the European cuisine...