Gran Melia Fenix
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
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Hi everyone, Have arrived in Madrid after a very tiring couple of flights. Getting too old for this OS stuff. Lol. Met up with the guide whose name is Heather (her mother was Scottish) and the rest of the tour group. We are 40 in total. There are 5 of us from Adelaide, people from Sydney, Melbourne & Queensland, as well as America and Canada. …
We start with our guide on a 2hr bus sight seeing tour of the city. It is a very rich and powerful city with monumental public and private buildings. One of the worlds major cities. We depart the bus and start our walking tour at the royal palace. Built originally by the Moors it is a significant and beautiful building.. From there we follow ...
... the other seated. We arrived at around 8.15 pm and it was packed to the rafters with locals. Most left at around 9.30.
We had expected that tapas would be bite size serves, and I guess that will be the case at some traditional Tapas bars, but many serve Raciones. Not all Spanish food is
tapas. They way food is served and the kind of
... through a viewing well in the floor of the mosque). Then the Christians reconquered Spain from the Muslims, and once again the building changed hands. Now, in most places where the Christians took over, they simply destroyed the mosques (and synagogues) and replaced them with churches. But not so here. In Córdoba they left most of the mosque intact and simply built the cathedral inside it! "Oh, hey, don't mind us – we'll just knock out a few columns in ...
... so we got the Spanish version, unfortunately.
We were pretty beat after our day of travel and running around Madrid, so we headed back to the apartment. While on the metro, we met these college guys completely decked out in American red, white and blue stars and stripes supporting the USA game earlier...it was pretty funny. After that little laugh, we made a stop at Mercado de San Miguel for some tapas! Yummy, but oh so pricey! Totally worth it!!