Music travel for food lovers
Spain is an ideal place to spend a holiday full of good places to eat. But if, in addition, classical music and opera are part of your life, in our country you can find countless festivals and auditoriums where you can listen to the most refined melodies.
Here are some recommendations to begin to know Spain as a musical destination well accompanied by delicious food.
Let’s start with two iconic places with opera and world-class classical music very different from each other, the Teatro Real in Madrid and The Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía.
Teatro Real and Cocido Madrileño in Madrid
The Teatro Real in Madrid has been pleasing the most critical followers of the opera for years. A reference for the quality of their representations and also for its placement in front of the Royal Palace and the Plaza de Oriente. A unique location in Madrid de los Austrias, which you can enjoy in all its splendor in the middle of the opera. Ascend to the Café de Palacio, located on the sixth floor of the theater, and between paintings given by the Reina Sofía Museum you will discover an incredible view with the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace as a climax to a night full of sensations.
And for lunch we recommend one of the oldest restaurants in Madrid to eat authentic Madrid stew, La Bola, a tavern opened since 1870. For many, here is the best stew in Madrid.
Opera and Paella in Valencia
From Madrid we jump to Valencia, the city that is located on the shore of the Mediterranean. Here we have an auditorium dedicated to opera with a very modern and spectacular design, where the most important works worldwide are staged. The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, a majestic building designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, is presented as a large sculpture of high symbolic content. The innovative architecture of this building, of more than 40,000 m2 and a height of 75 m, houses four scenic spaces for opera, music, ballet and theater shows.
A visit to Valencia is a great opportunity to taste one of its star dishes Paella Valenciana. With over a hundred years of history in the hospitality industry, La Pepica is one of the emblematic restaurants of the city of Valencia, a safe bet for tourists who wish to try paella, the rice and other typical Valencian dishes. Fish and fresh seafood are one of its main specialties. La Pepica is located in a privileged environment by the sea.
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