A Glimpse of Madrid

October 16, 2016 by  
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Welcome to Madrid, Spain. Did you know the official symbol of Madrid is a bear and a strawberry tree? Bear and the Strawberry Tree (I didn’t know the significance of it…but when we saw people lining up to take a photo with this statue we did too! And then did some research to learn about […]

Caixa Forum in Mardid

May 23, 2015 by  
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Caixa Forum. Now what in the world would that be! I know the Forum in Rome but I did not know Madrid had one. Hmm…let’s check it out. In all honesty, it was not the name that brought us here. We were just wandering the streets of Madrid near the Prado when we saw the […]

Two art galleries in Madrid

May 20, 2015 by  
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We are in Madrid, Spain.┬áHad a busy day at the palace earlier today. (Yes, visiting…as a tourist!) What shall we do next? This evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm entrance to Prado is free! Museo del Prado is Spain’s national art museum. But you knew that , didn’t you. Prado is famous! Let’s go! I […]

Madrid’s train station

May 19, 2015 by  
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Train stations are a big thing in Europe…much more so than in North America. I guess that is logical as travel by train is so much more common in Europe. Madrid’s oldest and largest train station is Atocha station. You will find it right in the heart of Madrid (right where a tourist would hope […]