We left Porto early one morning last year and less than hour later we landed at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, our most visited of all European airports.
We were walking around Madrid one day during our 2010 trip to Spain and we found ourselves at the Plaza Major, a popular tourist spot. My wife decided to do some shopping and so I decided to relax for a … Continue reading
We settled in at our hotel on our first day in Madrid and then walked around the neighborhood and stopped by El Retiro Park (Parque del Buen Retiro) which was only a block away from the hotel. I took this … Continue reading
After Puerta del Sol we walked a couple of blocks south to Plaza de Jacinto Benavente to see if Maestro, our favorite chocolateria, was still there. It was and we had a nice mid-day snack of hot chocolate and churros.
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Tagged Madrid, Maestro chocolateria, Paseo del Prado, photography, Plaza de Anton Martin, Plaza de Jacinto Benavente, Plaza de Murillo, Plaza de Tirso de Molina, Plaza Mayor, travel, travel photography
Three of Spain’s finest museums are within walking distance of each other on or near Paseo del Prado in a ritzy area of Madrid just west of El Retiro Park that is often called The Golden Triangle of Art. We … Continue reading
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Tagged art museums, Diego Velázquez, Edvard Munch, Francisco Goya, Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Pablo Picasso, photography, The Golden Triangle of Art, The Prado, The Sophia, The Thyssen, travel, travel photography
We were wandering around Puerta del Sol in central Madrid one day last Fall when we decided to walk a couple of blocks down Calle de Carretas to Plaza de Jacinto Benavente to see if our favorite chocolateria was still … Continue reading
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Tagged Calle de Carretas, chocolateria, Leanne Cole, Madrid, Monochrome Madness, photography, Plaza de Jacinto Benavente, Puerta del Sol, travel, travel photography
Leanne Cole has chosen that “urban” be the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness. To me, “urban” means lots of buildings and lots of people, as opposed to “rural” — not too many buildings, not too many people. And what … Continue reading
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Tagged Calle Preciados, El Corte Ingles, Leanne Cole, Madrid, Monochrome Madness, Monochrome Madness Challenge, pedestrian mall, photography, Puerta del Sol, travel, travel photography, urban theme
We spent a week in Portugal in May of 2010 and on a sunny Sunday morning we flew from Lisbon to Madrid to begin the next step in our journey, a two-week vacation in Spain. It took a while to … Continue reading
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Tagged Almudena Cathedral, Cervantes monument, favorite walk, Gran Via, Madrid, photography, Plaza Callao, Plaza de Espana, Plaza de Oriente, Royal Palace, Sabatini Gardens, Spain, Temple Debod, travel photos
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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 … Continue reading