If you are young, urban and modern, you shouldn’t have any doubt about where to go shopping in Madrid. The answer is Fuencarral street

As we told you in a previous video, Madrid has many areas to go shopping. On this occasion we suggest to you to have a walk around Fuencarral Street, which is a commercial avenue in central Madrid. This is a perfect place for those who love urban and alternative fashion, and it is always full of young people who buy the latest trends.

This street is also lovely because of its most commercial stretch (the one that begins in Gran Via)that is pedestrian, so you can walk up and down quietly. Chueca borough, which is the gay area in Madrid, is really close to this street and its influence can be appreciated in the showcases of these shops. Tribunal and Malasaña borough, is one of the liveliest areas to go  out to at night. It is also very near here, so a perfect plan for you could be shopping and  then later having a cup.

If you like Impressionism, you will find many things to do in Madrid. Even if the capital of Spain didn’t have a great museum dedicated to this art, like the Orsay Museum in Paris, several galleries often organize exhibitions about this style. For instance, Fundacion Canal. This institution hosts the one called ‘Edgar Degas: Impresionistas en privado’ (Edgar Degas: Impressionists, privately) until May 4th.

In this exhibition, you have the chance to discover the private circles of some of the most important Impressionists and other famous artists in the 19th century, such as Ingres or Toulouse-Lautrec. Edgar Degas portrayed them using paper and pencil. This exhibition also shows more than 40 almost unknown paintings by Cezanne and other painters of the time.

Impressionism exhibition

Things to do in Madrid if you like art: a new exhibition about Impressionism

Fundacion Canal is located in 2 Mateo Inurria Street, right in Plaza de Castilla, in northern Paseo de la Castellana. The nearest Metro Station is Plaza de Castilla (Lines 1, 9 and 10). The ticket is free. There are 2 hour guided tours available for families and kids, with a price of 5 euro each person.

Plaza de Colon is a central square dedicated to Christopher Columbus, a great sailor who explored America following the instructions of the Spanish Crown. His statue can be seen in the center of the roundabout. Nearby, you will see the biggest Spanish flag of the whole country. That’s why this place is used for events that have to do with Spain, such as football and sports celebrations.

In this square you can also visit the National Library, which owns more than 30 million publications, including but not limited to: books, magazines, brochures, drawings.  Manuscripts by Leonardo da Vinci and firsts editions of great stories like Don Quixote can be admired here. Also,  there is a Waxworks that reproduces some Spanish celebrities, a casino for gambling, and a Hard Rock Café to immerse yourself in a very American atmosphere.

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