Madrid, Spain: Top 10 Highlights for Curious Travelers  with Dr. Marta López Beriso

Madrid, Spain: Top 10 Highlights for Curious Travelers with Dr. Marta López Beriso


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Madrid, Spain provides travelers with a whirlwind of exciting experiences to enjoy, from the majesty of its Royal Palace to its countless world-class museums and galleries. During this interactive conversation, our local expert will introduce some of their favorite"must-see" landmarks and provide exclusive tips to help us make the most of each trip to the vibrant capital city of Spain.
For those who plan a short visit, we will kick off our conversation with the most iconic destinations within the city. Beginning from the rural  – yet royal – origins of Madrid's historic center, we will virtually saunter down the impressive museum mile, which houses the major collections of El Prado, Thyssen, Reina Sofía, and the charms of Retiro Park. For travelers with a bit more time to spare, our expert will reveal additional treasures to explore in the city: exquisite houses which have become museums, a flea market with the best spots for local vermouth from the tap, royal Renaissance convents with astonishing art, beautiful cathedrals,  and more. 
 Using the city as a departing point to discover the region, together we'll also explore options for one-day excursions which will take participants into the imposing palace-monastery of El Escorial, to stroll inside the medieval walls of Ávila, to admire the Roman aqueduct of Segovia, to learn about the "Imperial City" of Toledo, to discover the “tiny Versailles” of La Granja, and learn how strawberries and asparagus became famous thanks to the royal palace of Aranjuez. 
Led by an expert on the history of Art and Photography, Marta López Beriso, this Conversation will provide participants with tips and ideas to plan their perfect trip to the city of Madrid. Designed to inspire future travel, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the many wonderful experiences no itinerary would be complete without. 

Professor Marta López Beriso is an active scholar and educator in the field of Art History. She teaches at various American universities in Madrid. She holds degrees in Art History and Archaeology (B.A. Université de La Sorbonne-Paris IV), Arts and Culture Administration (M.A. Universidad de Barcelona), and a PhD in Art History, expertise in History of Photography (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). She is also the founder and director of “Aulas de Arte”, a private non-profit organization, dedicated to educational services in museums, nationwide and internationally. Born and raised in Madrid, she has studied in Paris and also worked in New York at the beginning of her professional career, at MOMA. Back in Madrid she feels the city as a cosmopolitan insider. She knows both the historical and traditional Madrid she discovered with her mother and grandmother as well as the most contemporary and alternative side of the city.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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I just finished Marta's presentation on Madrid. I will visit this city for my first time in four weeks. I loved her descriptions and her friendly banter. She is very knowledgeable too.

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Clark Senders (Austin, US)
Fine but context bar is very high

It covered basic information, but a little dry. Felt like much of the information was similar to what I would receive from a entry guidebook, without a lot of scholar or local tips for travel.

Most of the pictures were several on the same slide so they weren’t very big on my computer.

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k. (Chicago, US)

I just finished Marta's presentation on Madrid. I will visit this city for my first time in four weeks. I loved her descriptions and her friendly banter. She is very knowledgeable too.

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Anonymous (Porto Alegre, BR)

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Clark Senders (Austin, US)
Fine but context bar is very high

It covered basic information, but a little dry. Felt like much of the information was similar to what I would receive from a entry guidebook, without a lot of scholar or local tips for travel.

Most of the pictures were several on the same slide so they weren’t very big on my computer.