Wednesday, October 28, 2009


A large, vibrant, exciting, eclectic, fascinating city...the capital of Spain, Madrid! We spent one whole day in the Museo Nacional del Prado...truly an amazing and outstanding collection (I'm told it's one of the best in the world!) of art ranging from the 14th to 19th centuries. Stunning collections of El Greco, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velasquez, Murrillo, Goya, and perhaps my favorite, Ribera. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed (I think they want you to buy the books in the museum store!). We also attempted a day at the Reina Sophia Museum; however, it's all very modern art and I couldn't quite stomach more than an hour or so. Although I did spend 20 minutes or so gawking at Picasso's famous Guernica??? Anyway, Madrid has much to see and do...beautiful parks, amazing architecture, delicious paellas (y otras comidas muy sabrosas!), intoxicating sangrias, and much, much more. Quite an experience...Madrid!

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