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March 2017

TANDEM Cultural Program: Excursion to Alcala de Henares

March 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST
Alcala de Henares, Callejón de Santa María, 1
Alcala de Henares, 28801 Spain
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Alcala de Henares, Madrid

Next Friday 31st we're going to visit the birth place of Miguel de Cervantes, Alcala de Henares, a beautiful small city near Madrid. The town of Alcala de Henares, birth place of Miguel de Cervantes in 1547, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on December 2, 1998. This UNESCO recognition not only refers to the historical and artistic heritage that treasures the city but also to the Alcala's transcendent contribution to the world culture. UNESCO declared at the…

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February 2019

TANDEM Cultural Program: Visit to Quinta de los Molinos Park

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CET
Quinta de los Molinos Park, Calle de Alcalá, 527
Madrid, Madrid 28027 Spain
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Free
Quinta de los Molinos Park

Spring arrives these days in Madrid and the almond trees are already beginning to bloom in the Quinta de los Molinos. This Thursday in our cultural program we visit this beautiful historical park, which has a palace and several hectares of almond trees. Meeting point: TANDEM Madrid school, at 1:00 pm

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May 2019

TANDEM Cultural Program: Visit to the house of San Isidro and Museo de los Orígenes

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST
San Isidro Museum, Plaza San Andrés, 2
Madrid, 28005 Spain
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Free
San Isidro museum, Madrid

Madrid celebrates the festivities of its patron saint. The best occasion to visit his home/museum, where he lived and died in the 11th century. However, the current building was rebuilt in the first half of the 16th century by the Lujanes family. The permanent exhibition offers a selection of pieces from "Origins of Madrid", dedicated to the archeology of Madrid and the history of the city from prehistory to the transfer of the Court of Philip II in 1561. You…

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TANDEM Cultural Program: Let’s go to the Pradera de San Isidro!

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST
san isidro park, Paseo de la Ermita del Santo, 74
Madrid, 28019 Spain
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Pradera de San Isidro by Goya

San Isidro Festivities in Madrid. Let's go to the Pradera de San Isidro! You will enjoy the most authentic festivities of Madrid. You will discover what it means to be a "chulapo". You will eat churros and other wonderful dishes from Madrid. You will dance a the typical dance, chotis. Do you wan to join us? Meeting point: TANDEM. We will make the visit with Luis

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June 2019

TANDEM Cultural Program: Excursion to Toledo

June 8
Toledo, Spain, Plaza del Consistorio, 1
Toledo, 45001 Spain
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40€
Toledo, Spain

Toledo is the capital of the province of Toledo and the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Our excursions allow students to visit the most important attractions in the city, learn about artwork of the great painter El Greco and enjoy a typicall Spanish dish at a local restaurant. Check out a previous excursion…

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TANDEM Cultural Program: Visit to the Museum of Natural History

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST
National Museum of Natural History, José Gutiérrez Abascal Street, 2
Madrid, Madrid 28006 Spain
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€7
Dinosaur fossil at Museum of Natural History in Madrid, Spain

The National Museum of Natural History of Madrid was established in 1771 by the King Carlos III. Since then, it has changed its name several times. The Museum is devoted to the preservation, research and promotion of science and natural diversity. The Museum participates in several research projects, of special relevance is that of Atapuerca (Atapuerca archeological site). Its permanent, temporary and itinerant exhibitions let us come closer to a fascinating world of plants, minerals, animals, tools and materials of…

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July 2019

TANDEM Cultural Program: Excursion to El Escorial

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm CEST
El Escorial, Avenida Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Comunidad de Madrid 28200 Spain
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El Escorial Madrid

The monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is an architectural complex located in a city with the same name, which also includes a royal palace, a basilica, a cemetery and a library. It was built in the sixteenth century by order of King Philip II, and has served as a residence of the royal family for several times. The basilica, guarded by the monks of the Order of St. Augustine, serves as a burial for many kings of Spain.…

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TANDEM Cultural Program: Let’s go to the swimming pool!

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm CEST
Centro Deportivo Municipal Casa de Campo, Paseo de la Puerta del Ángel, 7
Madrid, Madrid 28011 Spain
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Swimming pool

Summer is here! And the summer heat as well. Fans, electric fans, air-conditioning, sitting in the shades... Spaniards have one thousand ways to protect ourselves from the heat. One of them (one we especially love) is to take a dip in one of the 20 public swimming pools opening for the season. The piscina Lago (Lago's swimming pool), some meters away from the metro station with the same name, it's located in a very special area in Madrid, la casa…

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TANDEM Cultural Program: Excursion to Segovia

July 20
Segovia, Spain, Plaza Reina Victoria Eugenia, s/n
Segovia, Segovia 40003 Spain
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40€
Segovia, Spain

Meeting poing: Intercambiador de transportes de Moncloa (Moncloa transport interchange), at 9:45 am. View Map. Price: 40 €/ person, payment at the secretariat. It doesn't cover food and drinks.

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August 2019

TANDEM Cultural Program: A stroll through Casa de Campo in Madrid

August 27 @ 5:30 pm CEST
TANDEM Madrid, Calle Marqués de Cubas, 8
Madrid, Spain
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The Casa de Campo in Madrid, Spain

The Casa de Campo is the largest public park in the city of Madrid. To get an idea of how huge it is, it is five times larger than the famous Central Park in New York. It is also a historical garden. Created as a country house during the Renaissance, it was owned by the Spanish Crown and a royal hunting ground. It was declared place of cultural interest in Madrid in 2010. It holds facilities such as the Amusement…

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September 2019

TANDEM Cultural Program: Escape Room “Circus of horrors”

September 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CEST
TANDEM Madrid, Calle Marqués de Cubas, 8
Madrid, Spain
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€15
Clown game

Since the first Escape Rooms in Madrid appeared, they haven't stopped growing. They mix the best fof adrenalin, teamwork, thrilling and interesting stories in which you'll have to test your wit and intelligence, and all in 60 minutes! Escape Rooms are a simulated and decorated space revolving around a specific topic. People work in teams of several people and have the final goal to solve all the riddles and obstacles ahead of them in a complete time of one hour.…

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October 2019

TANDEM Cultural Program: Stroll through Retiro park

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
El Retiro park, Plaza de la Independencia, 7
Madrid, 28001 Spain
El Retiro park Madrid

Located near the Paseo del Prado and the main monuments of Madrid, El Retiro Park is the best known of the city and also the most visited. It is a green lung of 1.18 million m2 in the heart of the capital, with lots of greenery and some ponds, as well as several monuments and fountains. The best known are the Palacio de Velázquez, the Crystal Palace and the main pond, next to the statue of Alfonso XII. <!-- We…

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November 2019

TANDEM Cultural Program: Guided tour of the “Arabic Madrid”

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Plaza Mayor, 1
Madrid, 28012 Spain
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Plaza de los Moros, Madrid

Did you know that Madrid is the only European capital founded by Arabs? Even the name of its patron saint, the Virgen de la Almudena, which we celebrate on November 9, means “Ciudadela” in Arabic. We will visit parts of the "Arabic Madrid", like the remains of the wall, towers, etc. Meeting point: Plaza Mayor, in front of the horse's statue at 3 p.m.

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TANDEM Cultural Program: Visit to Madrid’s markets

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET
TANDEM Madrid, Calle Marqués de Cubas, 8
Madrid, Spain
Platea Madrid

Madrid has several food markets, which represent stalls selling vegetables, meat and fish, as well as restaurants, bars and other leisure services. In recent years, many of these markets are being reformed, creating comfortable and elegant spaces that offer pleasant environments to enjoy tapas and other varied culinary offerings. <!--This week at the TANDEM Cultural Program, we're going to visit a traditional market, a tapas bar of a lifetime and a market of avant-garde tapas. Everything, in the neighborhood of…

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Open-Door Days to the Spanish Congress of Deputies

November 29 @ 9:30 am - December 1 @ 7:00 pm CET
Congreso de los Diputados, Carrera de San Jerónimo, s/n
Madrid, Madrid 28071 Spain
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Free
Congreso de los Diputados

The Palace of the "Congreso de los Diputados" (Congress of the Deputies, similar to the House of Representatives or the House of Commons) occupies a beautiful building of neoclassical style built between 1843 and 1850, work of the architect Narciso Pascual y Colomer. Among the works, it houses inside are the Corinthian columns of its entrnace, the magnificent bronze door, made by José María Sánchez Pescador and the lions, the work of Ponciano Ponzano, cast in bronze in the Maestranza…

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