Avila to Madrid – Day Six of our Road-trip

We planned to visit the Valley of the Fallen on Tuesday morning, May 25, 2010, but it was closed; so we drove straight to Madrid’s Barajas airport, returned the car, checked into our hotel and then rode on the subway to Puerta del Sol.

On our way out of town we stopped at Los Cuatro Postes for a final view of the walled city.

The Four Posts

View from the Four Posts

Our rental car was a Citroen C4 sedan.

Bee drove; I navigated; we got lost frequently.

The road to Madrid

These are real people portraying Rodin's famous statue "The Kiss."

We thought this was a real statue -- and then they moved!

We took the Metro from the airport to Puerta Del Sol (two transfers) and then walked to the Plaza de Oriente.

Statue of Felipe IV in the center of the Plaza de Oriente

Diego Velazquez monument -- between the Plaza de Oriente and the Plaza Major

Back at the Plaza Major

Entertainment during our sangria break

A pair of Madrid's finest

It would be quiet for two minutes and then 75 kids would stroll by.

This family sat at the table next to us.

We probably should have learned more Spanish -- but we got by!

Two of Madrid's popular beers. Mahou is their Budweiser. Mahou Classico isn't bad but I liked Cruzcampo better.

We flew to Granada the next day (Wednesday) and returned to our same motel near the airport on Saturday and then flew to London early Sunday morning. Our three-week vacation in Spain was fantastico!


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2 Responses to Avila to Madrid – Day Six of our Road-trip

  1. Beautiful images! I love the Four Posts photo and the one from the road. The colors on that one are almost unreal they’re so vibrant.

  2. Pingback: The Museums of Madrid | Crow Canyon Journal

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