AC Hotel Los Vascos by Marriott
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... s only complete Stradivarius string quintet.
In front of the Palace is the Plaza de Oriente, a beautiful square with an equestrian statue of Philips IV. The Royal Palace originally bore the same name as the square, Palacio Oriente, or East Palace. Statues of kings and queens are all over the square. The intention was to put these statues on top of the palace but they were deemed too heavy, so they were placed on the square in front of the palace instead. ...
... pass the time, we stopped at a Mediterranean bar. When it was time for the show, we stood in line until the host took us downstairs and told us to remain quiet as we entered the performance room. We filed into a small, black-painted room with about five seats, so most of us had to stand. The room was about the size of a large closet. As we walked in, the performance was already going. There was no stage-- just a small space in front of the seats where the actors were talking. Our ...
... in the evening. We just grabbed some pizza which was actually really good and took a walk down to one of the many squares in the city. Turns out there was some premier to a movie or tv show and there was a red carpet with people dressed up and acting like zombies. They were really good and it was packed! Pretty funny thing to stumble across though, just a bunch of zombies roaming around. Sleeping was interesting, there seems to be extra giant blood sucking Mosquitos here. Gross. ...
... Dali's and Picasso's Guernica. I was surprised by how huge it was! I was incredibly moved by the piece - the raw desperation of humanity in time of crisis! It was too awesome to describe. One of my favorite pieces of art, by far! Then I went shopping - nothing like a quick shopping trip to get rid of the raw emotion of war and death! Whoot!!! I found a Barca soccer shirt (on sale) and got an iced lemonade to cool down with.
... as young and beautiful. Or in this case, in bronze. We take a pic and look around for somewhere to eat.
There's an abundance of fine-looking establishments around the square, not to mention the street upon street of tapas bars we've already passed. Finally we settle on the authentic-looking Cerveceria Santa Ana, with its wood-panels and lively clientele. The menu is extensive but we opt for just three dishes; pil-pil cooked cod, black pudding ...
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