The recent addition of Madrid to UNESCO´s World Heritage List is being celebrated this month with LuzMadrid – a festival of light reflecting the “landscape of light” being the epicentre of the area encompassing the Paseo del Prado and El Retiro Park.
The award recognises the 200 acre area as of “outstanding universal value” and where “culture, science and nature have coalesced since the mid 16th century”.
In recognition of this, Madrid´s City Hall will be holding the capital´s first International Festival of Light over the course of three nights from 8pm to midnight, from 29th to 31st October.
Some of Madrid’s most emblematic and historical sites and buildings (Cibeles Palace, Puerta de Alcalá, El Retiro Park, Prado Museum, Casa de América, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa, the Royal Palace, among many others) will be tranformed by magical light shows and creations.
LuzMadrid will light up the centre with more than twenty innovative works of art, using video, light installations, artificial intelligence, movement, and projection mapping.
Renowned Spanish artists as well as creators from France, Canada, Finland, and Australia are taking part, which will feature pieces created by visual artists, designers, lighting designers, and professionals dedicated to new technologies applied to art to bring together an ambitious and unique event.