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Madrid’s Retiro Park

On Monday after the MC Escher exhibit we returned to the area near our hotel and went for a long walk in the Retiro park, #2 trip advisor activity to do in Madrid. The park is very large and much if it is left to trees with structured paths but it had some amazing gathering places. The locals were out …

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M. C. Escher

We traveled from Granada to Madrid yesterday and have 3 more days in Madrid. Today we went to a totally cool temporary exhibit of MC Escher’s work. First cool thing, his full name: Maurits Cornelis Escher now that is something a guy can work with! A Dutch graphic artist, he was inspired by architecture early in his career and it grew …

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Handled

Had a early dinner at 7:30 pm. Got the biggest pitcher of sangria yet. 8:30 pm no mas.

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Spanish Royal Palace

Today we navigated the Madrid metro system across several different lines in order to get to where we wanted to be.  In this case the opera stop (oddly enough located right outside the Madrid opera house) which is just a couple of blocks from the Royal palace, home to King Philippe VI of Spain. The line to get tickets was …

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Madrid’s Thyssen Art Museum

Friday, our first full day, we started out at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, named after it’s benefactors it houses Spain’s major works ranging from before the renaissance to modern day in collaboration with the Prado.   They have a special master works collection from the Budapest art museum currently on display that we felt fortunate to see. We of course gravitated …

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Delicious breakfast at Matilda cafe…

We had a great breakfast this morning in a quaint little spot around the corner from our hotel. I forget how much better the croissants are here than back home.  Add a bit of jamon and queso to the mix, and you have a delicious breakfast sandwich for only 3 euros. Wish you were here!  Maybe a group trip next …

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Spain here we come!

K, K and J (yes those Ks are multiplying) have safely arrived in Madrid, after many pat downs, rebooked tickets, surrendered items and wandings. They know J (the super shifty looking one) is up to something because they profile her every time but they have yet to come up with anything concrete. We learned what it is like to be …