THE PALACE THAT MORPHED (PAINFULLY, NOT WITHOUT BULLET WOUNDS) FROM “CATHEDRAL” TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MONET »
Madrid is a historic and historical capital city prodigiously dotted with peerless landmarks. One of these is the Palacio de Comunicaciones.which went from a bustling hub of Spain's sprawling postal network to a white elephant that nobody knew what to do with. Eventually, it became the seat of the government of the nation's capital and a cultural center too that currently exhibits Monet's impressionist masterpieces. Almost any event, great or small, that has something to do with life in contemporary Madrid happens at CentroCentro: concerts, movies, conferences, guided tourist tours, company presentations, art exhibitions public and private ceremonies. . .
Rinks to skate on ice in not-so-cold Madrid! (But wait till the surprising Madrid winter sets in and you'll get truly chilled -- to the bone! As Christmas should do?)
Here's what & where !
So you’re one of those who have returned to Madrid after vacationing somewhere carefree and glorious and you think all that’s waiting for you in the capital is drudgery? Think again. There are any number of welcome-back amusements to ease the nasty landing. You can head for Cibeles de Cine, for instance, where blockbuster movies are shown under the magnificent dome of CentroCentro's Crystal Gallery, with mojitos to hand!