Friday, 3 February 2012
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.
Plaza de la Villa
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.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/madrid - this is a website I've been using to find out info.
I have just ordered a travel book on Madrid from book depository.com 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.