Live Virtual Tour: Bourbon Madrid's Golden Triangle with Dr. Marta López Beriso
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Join a local art historian live from Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and the 'Golden Triangle' on this camera-led tour as we learn how Madrid became today’s cosmopolitan capital, by discovering the “new city” of the Bourbon dynasty.
Our route will take us through a number of key locations in Madrid, such as the exterior of the Royal Palace, the Cathedral of La Almudena, the Opera House, Cibeles Plaza, Atocha train station, and the mythological fountains of the Prado walkway. Along the way, we’ll spot world-class art museums such as the Prado, Baroque and Neoclassical buildings, stunning avenue perspectives, and magical ancient trees.
(Interested in discovering Madrid’s Old Town? Check out Marta’s Live Virtual Tour: Madrid's Old Town and Hip Center).
The architecture, palaces, and elegant buildings on our virtual walk will serve as an introduction to an open space concept city dedicated to the citizens and their well-being. Designed through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, we’ll learn how the Bourbons enlargement of the small and dirty Hapsburg city meant opening broad and long avenues beautifully arranged with monumental buildings. We’ll see these long avenues beautifully arranged with monumental buildings, at the time, mostly dedicated to noble residencies, banking, and entertainment. Today, they house the art collections of The Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofía museums or the most expensive hotels in town.
Led by an expert in Art History, Dr. Marta López Beriso, this camera-led virtual tour will explore the Bourbon heart of Madrid, in what is known as the Golden Triangle. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, this seminar offers participants an immersive introduction to the artistic heart of Madrid.
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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Gave us a great sense of the layout of Madrid so we can start planning our trip.