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Casa de America

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Address: Paseo Recoletos 2, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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A lively open-air bar in a cultural setting

Hey, if you want information about the art exhibitions and classical concerts at the Casa de America - an extraordinary place that looks like Herman Munster's house in the Paseo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Hey, if you want information about the art exhibitions and classical concerts at the Casa de America - an extraordinary place that looks like Herman Munster's house in the Paseo de Recoletos (just a cricket ball's lob from Recoletos station) - look somewhere else. I'm talking about the open-air bar in the forecourt of this imposing establishment, where - on... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

My wife and I saw the two exhibitions, one about Garcilaso de la Vega, and the other about Saint Teresa. Both exhibitions were very good and interesting. We enjoyed the exhibitions very much and learned a lot.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

A small little garden you can walk around with a museum on the USA Mexican wars and a cafe at the end. Lovely to sit and take in the atmosphere.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Whilst in the area taking in the Palacio de Cibeles we stumbled across the Casa de America and we were so glad we did. Plenty of unique visuals to take in with an experience that I will not forget!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

There are three things you can do here. Go to an exhibit about the Mexican / America wars (free) or go to the cafe or go to an hour long guided tour. We did the exhibit and the tour. The exhibit had some signage in English and was relatively interesting about the Spanish assistance in building America. The one hour... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

The Casa de America had a very good exhibition of the life of General Bernardo de Galvez, who helped the Americans in their War of Independence against the British forces. Galvez was a great soldier who defeated the British. The exhibition had many paintings of Galvez and models of soldiers wearing their different uniforms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Was invited for a lunch in the Garden Terasse, was really good quality food, but not cheap, It was a nice experience, with friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Great museum about the Spanish discovery of the Americas in a beautiful area of Madrid. Its not huge and you can easily get there by metro or have a bit of long walk from the city centre. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

It's what the spanish define as a terraza. Open skies, high chairs and over priced food. Still the ambient is very nice and their drinks are very well served. Their service it's outstanding and the fuet was amazing. Perfect to start a night out in Madrid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

The Palacio de Linares is the most beautiful palace of Madrid that was used as a residence and that can be seen by the public, although it is open to the public only on Saturdays and Sundays. One has to buy the tickets ahead of time in the El Corte Ingles for guided tours. The building is now owned by... More 

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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