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Almoneda: Antique and Art Fair
This week, Madrid will play host to one of the biggest antique and art fairs in the world. Over 25,000 genuine items of antiquities, historical art and collections will be on display. All of them have at least 50 years of history and are original pieces from all corners of Spain and its neighboring countries.
Spanning over 160 galleries, unique archaelogical objects, plates, jewelry, dolls, costumes, carpets and books will be featured. Some of them are for sale at prices lower than the usual offers. Each of these items are one of its kind, rich in history and memories.
Almoneda will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and over 24,000 people are expected to be present. Prepare to embark on a voyage back in time at the exclusive antique and art fair.
The fair started on the 10th April and will go on until the 18th April. Opening hours are 12pm to 9pm daily. The fair is held in Pavillion 3 of IFEMA, the expo center in the outskirts of Madrid. IFEMA is the main venue for major exhibitions, events and fairs that are held in the Spanish capital. You’ll find a plethora of restaurants, fast food chains and cafeterias available. It is easily reached by metro or bus from the city center.
Opened to the public, entry fee is 8euros. Try to visit on the 13th April, when entrance is free of charge.
Check out its official website for full list of exhibitors, layout of the pavillions and distribution of various zones.
Details of Almoneda:
Date: 10 – 18 April 2010
Opening hours: 12 – 9pm Daily
Entrance fees: 8 euros per person, free on 13th April
Where: IFEMA Feria de Madrid
How to get there: Metro station Campo de las Naciones
Photo used with permission of IFEMA.