Friday, 3 February 2012

Hola Madrid.

I'm looking forward to Madrid - I think it will be really fun and interesting. We are staying in the heart of it all, close to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.

Things to see in Madrid:

Plaza Mayor - the highlight of any visit to Madrid.

Calle Mayor

Plaza de la Villa

Palacio Real

Plaza de Santa Ana

Puerto del Sol

Museo del Prado - said to be one of the premier art galleries in the world. Free 6-8pm Tues - Fri.Otherwise it's 8 E each.

Parque del Buen Retiro.

Chueca and Malasana for great dinners, nightlife and shopping.

La Latina and Lavapies for tapas.

Los Austrias, Sol & Centro - Madrid's grandest monuments.

Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores - a maze of streets (There is a massive flea market there on Sundays)
This is in the El Rastro.

There are alot of art galleries - In the Huertas & Atocha area the Centro de arte Reina Sofia is home to Picasso's Guernica which is Spain's most famous artwork.

In the Paseo del Prado & El Retiro area is Parque del Buen Retiro - splendid gardens with marble monuments.

Parque de la Montana - has a 4th C Egyptian temple. - this is a website I've been using to find out info.
I have just ordered a travel book on Madrid from book so will add more things to do when that arrives.

I would love to go and see some Flamanco dancing. I have been looking this up on utube. I have found a couple of places in my "Spain" book that sound really good. It's quite expensive but if you buy online they are half price.

1 comment:

  1. I have never been to Madrid, but have a few friends who are studying abroad there. Needless to say I am very jealous!! It looks like such a wonderful and exciting city. Hope you have a wonderful time :) MademoiselleMichael