Spanish culture from home

During the stay-home order, more than ever, we celebrate and share the best of Spanish culture with you. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

Spanish culture from home: Music

We miss sharing with you the best of our music at our Cultural Center (Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain) on 16th Street in Washington, D.C. Although we cannot enjoy it together now, we can still make you move.

Our team from the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain – Sofía, Ana, Ernesto, Ander, Vanesa and Alberto – has selected some of our favorite songs to share with you our love of Spanish music. No matter what your taste is, we have you covered.

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Spanish culture from home: Movies

Every year in June the AFI Silver Theater hosts Spanish Cinema Now, a festival of outstanding new films that reflect the breadth of styles and talents at work in Spain. The annual film series is curated by the AFI Silver Theatre and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, through its cultural program SPAIN arts & culture.

Take a look at three films from past editions that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

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Spanish culture from home: Museums

Although museums might be closed now, there are many ways to visit a gallery from the comfort of your home as virtual museums are becoming a reality. Over the years, they have been adapting to new times and audiences by fully digitalizing their collections and providing detailed information on each piece. In fact, the most important art galleries in Spain are very active on social media.

Here are some recommendations about the “Big Three” museums in Madrid to keep learning and appreciating art from home. Sit back, relax… and enjoy!

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Spanish culture from home: Literature

This newsletter is dedicated to our fellow bibliophiles who find in this quarantine period the perfect opportunity to dust off the books in their shelves and feed their curiosity with new literature.

Whether you are an old-fashioned book lover or a digital book enthusiast, we will lead you to the best Spanish writing.

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Spanish culture from home: mix-and-match ideas

Here are some mix-and-match ideas to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Just dive into our recommendations and enjoy free online movies, a new classical music playlist, and a virtual visit to The MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).

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Spanish culture from home: mix-and-match ideas – Round 2

In need for some entertainment? Whether you are in the mood for a good movie, a nice and relaxing reading, a dose of great music to cheer you up, or ready to dive into some of the greatest artists and museums Spain has to offer, we have you covered! And you don’t even need to move from your couch.

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Spanish culture from home: mix-and-match ideas – Round 3

Let’s start with a virtual exploration of the first circumnavigation of the world with Around Nature, a multidisciplinary project that analyzes the socio-botanical consequences of the Magellan-Elcano expedition. Still in the mood for exploration? Sara Mesa’s new novel, Four by Four, explores the relationship between the powerful and powerless, creating a unique, unsettling view of freedom and how a fear of the outside world can create monsters. Let’s relax with Guillermo Gustavo “Willy” Hernangómez Geuer, the professional basketball player for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, who will have a chat with the Ambassador of Spain, Santiago Cabanas, in the second installment of Un café con…, a new series of virtual talks.

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