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Las Cortes

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  • Day3

    Day 1. Madrid

    September 9, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Our trip started with a tapas meal.
    6 different restaurants.
    We started with anchovies which I never thought I liked...turns out I was wrong. 😁
    We ended with a shot of sweet wine that was served in the end of an icecream cone dipped in chocolate and that becomes the small shot glass! The entire evening was wonderful. Alex was our guide and was really good at explaining the food and it's significance.
    Up early tomorrow to meet the rest of our tour group!
    Great first day in Madrid!
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  • Day37

    Day 37d. Santiago de Compostella Camino

    September 10, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The French Way (Galician: Camiño francés, Spanish: Camino francés) is the most popular of the routes of the Way of St. James (Spanish: Camino de Santiago), the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. It runs from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles on the Spanish side and then another 780km on to Santiago de Compostela through the major cities of Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos and León.

    We have completed 492km of the 800km to Santiago de Compostella.
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  • Day2

    Madrid city tour

    February 9, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    La lluvia y el frio nos dieron la idea, asi que aprovechamos la mañana para subirnos al bus de doble piso a recorrer Madrid.

    Hasta mojada y en invierno esta ciudad es super linda. A los chicos se le congelaron los dedos de sacar fotos desde el piso de arribaRead more

  • Day4

    Back in Madrid

    October 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We headed back to Madrid at around 12 pm. By 3pm, we were already in the city. Took the time to see the sights in Madrid, have lunch, take a quick shower and head to the airport for the night flight to Santa Cruz, Bolivia.Read more

  • Day154

    Madrid - Day 1

    November 6, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    A couple of hours from Medinaceli and we were in the centre of Spain. Using a campsite at Aranjuez, 43km south of Madrid as our base, we took the train into the city for some culture.

    With three of the worlds best art museums to be found in Madrid, we opted for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Museum, a private collection acquired over two generations, which showcases works of the great masters over a 7-century period.

    Exhibited over three floors, we were able to admire works by Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rubens, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Picasso, Dali and Freud to name a few and look in detail at each painting. It was an excellent exhibition and is free to the general public on Mondays, thanks to sponsorship by MasterCard. Even if you don't get the chance to visit on a Monday, it is well worth the admission ticket.

    From there we wandered around the old town and admired the ornate buildings and old-fashioned shops all beautifully displaying their goods. By this time we were getting a bit peckish and our guidebook gave us a very good suggestion for a local bar renowned for its 'bocadillo calamares'. Le Ideal is a small bar just off the main square where the counter area was so narrow that the half a dozen staff behind it each had to man their one-metre length of it as it was impossible for them to get past one another! We placed our order and in no time our deep-fried squid rolls arrived as did the wine and beer. It was standing room only in there, but that just added to the experience.

    With our heads full of exquisite paintings and our stomachs full of squid rolls, we walked back to the train and headed back. A great first day in Madrid.
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  • Day5

    Nachtrag

    June 5, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nach aufrüttelnden Kommentaren und zwei Dialogen mit mehr oder weniger religionsbewussten Kollegen, muss ich mich korrigieren, die Kathedrale war katholisch, wie wohl auch alle anderen ihrer Art...
    Hier habt ihr einen meiner größten Schwachpunkte: für mich sind Dom, Kathedrale und und Münster einfach alles dasselbe; groß, mit viel Hall, mit Altar, Bildern von Heiligen, mehr oder weniger Prunk und meist mit Mützenverbot;)
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