|Some events that you cannot miss in 2012|
|Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:13|
This New Year comes full of events and special activities around Madrid: musical festivals, gastronomy events, sport tournaments, exhibitions, etc. In 2012 there will take place a wide offer of entertainment and cultural events for everybody. Turismo Madrid brings you all the information, so you can enjoy every day in the Region of Madrid.
Gastrofestival (23 January to 5 February) offers a complete program with many different culinary experiences and suggestions for all the visitors. It comes together with Madrid Fusión, the biggest international gastronomy fair (24 to 26 January). There will be special offers on restaurants, culinary routes, cooking and tasting courses, with the purpose of making gastronomy culture accessible to everybody. You can also enjoy special programs in museums, art galleries and shops.
More info on the official website: Gastrofestival 2012.
The Adventure of Space
If you dream of flying to the moon but you see it as something impossible, you can now have an authentic experience in NASA: “The Adventure of Space Exhibition”. This unique showcase brings together an extraordinary collection of more than 300 original items – instruments, artefacts, machinery, spacesuits… all of which have journeyed into space, plus faithful life-size replicas and meticulously-crafted scale models – which have never before been exhibited, perhaps surprisingly, not even in the US. A thrilling chronicle of the big NASA projects from its beginnings to future projects.When: 05 January2012 to 15 June2012
Where: Casa de Campo Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 12.
Mutua Madrid Tennis Open
Every year the best tennis names have a date at Mutua Madrid Open. If you like sport and you are a tennis fan, you cannot miss this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in May. Buy your tickets now and book your seat!! Come to see the best tennis!!!When: 4-13 May 2012
Where: La Caja Mágica. Camino de Perales s/n
Metro: San Fermín- Orcasur (L3)
Bus: 23, 78, 123, and special service (from Legazpi)
Tickets: 902 18 36 47
Rock in Rio Madrid 2012
The City of Rock will host this summer one of the biggest music events of the year.
Five days to have fun with the best bands of the actual musical scene and participate in a lot of different activities and entertainment for all the public. Some of the artists performing this year are: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Maná and Lenny Kravitz.When: 29 June to 07 July 2012
Where: The City of Rock (Ciudad del Rock) in Arganda del Rey (Madrid)
Tickets: El Corte Inglés
Opening Days: 29 and 30 June and 5, 6, 7 July
Ticket price: from 59 €
The important museums located at Madrid’s Art Walk begin this year with new exhibitions and events for art lovers. Besides their wonderful permanent collections, they have arranged a great calendar of temporary exhibitions.
Prado Museum will host two big exhibitions: The Late Rafael and Murillo and Justino de Neve (from June to September). Moreover, at the end of the year, Prado will present The Young Van Dyck, which will last until the beginning of 2013.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum will exhibit from February to May Marc Chagall (I); in summer there will be a retrospective of the work of the American realist artist Edward Hopper, and at the end of the year, two more exhibitions, one about Gauguin and the other one about the prestigious firm Cartier.
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