Gallery Hopping on Madrid’s DF

Tucked behind the Reina Sofía Museum, the Doctor Fourquet Street has become a thriving gallery district.  On a recent stroll one afternoon, we were able to visit many interesting spaces, lounge at a cafe, ending at the Reina Sofía during their free visiting hours. The map below shows you the different galleries located in this area.

Click on the underlined titles for a link to the galleries’ websites.

THEREDOOM-With a nice cafe, perfect for cocktails, this gallery is currently showing: Andy Warhol/Todo empezó así.  I was not familiar with these early Warhol’s and I particularly liked his drawing of a boy’s face.

 

Helga de Alvear-Timing is of the essence on this very original installation, currently on view: Karin Sander, Kitchen Pieces.  This new take on the tradition still life, brings vegetable and fruit to life and it’s slow rotting death.

 

NoguerasBlanchard-Loved the quote on the gallery wall entrance.

La Libreria, located in the corner of Doctor Fourquet and Argumosa streets. is a great little stop for coffee, juice or a sandwich, while browsing their used books.

Reina Sofía Museum– The terrace of the Reina Sofía’s Jean Nouvel Wing, is a great place to catch great views of the Atocha Train Station on one end, and the Lavapies neighborhood on the other.  Take advantage of the free admission from 7-9pm to catch one of its many exhibits.

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Activities: 10k through Madrid’s landmarks


Just registered the entire family for this popular race hosted by Madrid’s most eclectic neighborhood, Lavapies. This hilly 10k only costs 10€ and includes a great tshirt. You can register online or in person at the neighborhood association’s office at c/Lavapies, 38 until 9pm Friday. http://www.trofeosanlorenzo.es