Tag Archives: Madrid

MM 4-02 Madrid Dancer

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

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MM 3-2: Madrid’s El Retiro Park in Monochrome

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

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A Walk in Central Madrid, Part Two

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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The Museums of Madrid

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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Monochrome Madness 3 -1: Lamps and Hats and Clothes-pinned Slippers

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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Monochrome Madness 2-26: The Urban Theme

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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Our Five Favorite Walks — Number Four: Madrid

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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