"Madrid", Blog English, Country, Spain

Picasso/Chanel, the joining of art and fashion

April 8, 2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. To honor his artistic legacy, a series of exhibitions have been organized since 2022. We had the opportunity to enjoy one of them, Picasso/Chanel, which was open to the public at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid from October 11, 2022 until January 15, 2023. We have always found this combination of art and fashion a very interesting topic, so we didn’t think twice about it. Continue reading “Picasso/Chanel, the joining of art and fashion”

"Toledo", Blog English, Country, Spain

“El Greco” Museum – Toledo

Looking at the building that houses this museum, it is difficult to relate the modern architecture of the structure that welcomes us, with the work of the painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos, born in Crete in 1541 and known to us  as “El Greco”. Although he was not Spanish, most of his pictorial work was done in Toledo, Spain. He died in 1614, at the age of 72, in said city. Continue reading ““El Greco” Museum – Toledo”

"Alcala de Henares", Blog English, Country, Spain

Parish of Saint Mary the Great, Alcalá de Henares, Spain

On Libreros Street in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, is located the parish of Santa María La Mayor, which was adapted from the old chapel of the Colegio Máximo de la Compañía de Jesús. It was converted into the new parish of Santa María la Mayor, after the expulsion of the Jesuits and the fire of 1936 of the old Church of Santa María, in the Plaza Cervantes. The church is annexed to the Chapel of the Holy Forms, open day and night for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Continue reading “Parish of Saint Mary the Great, Alcalá de Henares, Spain”

"Madrid", Blog English, Country, Spain

Royal Church of Saint Anthony of the Germans – Madrid

The first thing that caught our attention about this church is precisely its name, “San Antonio de los Alemanes” or Saint Anthony of the Germans. It was founded by Philip III at the beginning of the 17th century, when Portugal was part of the Hispanic kingdoms under the Habsburgs. The mission of both the church and the adjoining hospital was to receive the sick and Portuguese pilgrims passing through Madrid. For this reason it was originally called Saint Anthony of the Portuguese. Continue reading “Royal Church of Saint Anthony of the Germans – Madrid”

"Aranjuez", Blog English, Country, Spain

The Garden of the Island – Aranjuez

The Garden of the Island is located to the north of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez and is considered one of the main works of Spanish Renaissance gardening along with the “Casa de Campo” in Madrid. Since 1931 it has been of Cultural Interest and since 2001 it has been a World Heritage Site as part of the Cultural Landscape of Aranjuez declaration. Continue reading “The Garden of the Island – Aranjuez”