Hotel Gran Atlanta
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Madrid, 11 July - 13 July
We opted to travel by bus today, not ALSA this time, as it did not go to Segovia. The service was great again - ran on time and had wifi! We arrived in Madrid at 10:15am and went by Metro to the hotel.
Our plan for the Madrid stop was to go steady and relax, as Madrid was originally not in the plan, but …
... of guide kick back happening. I then walked to visit the Caixa Forum as lonely planet had listed it as a free and interesting art gallery, but since the time lovely planet was published an admission fee seems to have been added - but the outside of the building was very interesting with a living mossy fern garden growing up one of the walls. Instead I had a nap before meeting some of the people from the walking tour to visit the Reina Sofia from the handy tip from our ...
... you wouldn't get sweaty. USA could learn from that.
After we got back, I finished packing some, and than had dinner. She made us some lentil soup, and than a pizza, which seemed like the Celeste Pizza's you cook and eat. It was good though, and we talked a little bit about where we were from, what we were interested in, etc. After meeting her and getting to know her a little more, I went back to my room to unpack a little more.
After that though, I got ...
... at the high altar which is done in gold leaf, some of the gold coming from the voyages of Columbus. The Choir faces the high altar and contains over 100 chairs each carved with a different scene of the Reconquista when Muslims were slowly pushed back into Africa. A unique feature of the Cathedral is the Transparante which is a hole cut into the ceiling to let the sun brighten the church. The hole posed a problem but the ...
... them. We stayed here until 2.30, (Brendan) drinking beer with our new English friends, Richard and Peter. They were die *********s supporters, so provided the atmosphere was ecstatic. As they had enjoyed Kiwi hospitality in New Zealand during their own travels, they kindly shouted the beers, refusing to take any money from poor travellers. Afterward, we emerged from the dingy pub into the blearing sunlight, and headed for the main square (Puerta del Sol) to suss out a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Gran Atlanta Madrid
Good location for access to Metro. Several supermarkets nearby. Clean and room facilities good. Wifi reception, poor. Needed to use hotel lobby for wifi. Staff very helpful and courteous.
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