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Viaje a la “movida madrileña”

By | 22 February, 2017 | 0 comments

Vía Láctea

This post is the start of a series about unique and fun tours to take while in Madrid.  The idea is to show you different ways to discover Madrid. These tours are for  visitors who already know a great deal about our city, as well as visitors who are looking for something a little less conventional.

Today we will discuss the routes which pay homage to the Movida Madrileña which occurred at the end of the 70s. These are not to be missed if you lived through this movement or if you are a fan of any of the many pop-rock groups which were born out of the movida.

Madrid during the Movida

With the arrival of democracy in Spain at the end of the 70s, the winds of change were blowing in Madrid, heightening the creativity of Spanish artists. The city was bustling with activity in bars and on stages, but above all, in the streets with one essential ingredient as the backdrop: music.

Some of the most emblematic places of the time included in this route are the Malasaña neighbourhood, the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, Calle Velarde, the Corredera de San Pablo, Calle Pez and its bars and lounges: the King Creole, Vía Láctea, Malandro, Agapo, the Penta

The routes dedicated to the Movida are typically a night-time activity, otherwise, how would we evoke the nocturnal nature of this transgressive movement which filled the city’s streets with the motto “Madrid me mata” [Madrid kills me]? This is true for Madrid City Hall’s official routes and other private initiatives such as Carpetania Madrid.

Nostalgic guided tours to remember the creative impulse of the time which gave rise to artists of all ilk who continue to find success nationally and internationally, including García Alix, Almodóvar, Nacha Pop, Alaska y Los Pegamoides, Ouka Lele and Los Secretos.

Image (CC) Roger Casas-Alatriste

Categories: Guías Madrid, Rutas originales

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