TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Emperatriz Madrid
Travel Blogs from Madrid
- Monday June 1 - Arrive in Madrid at 10.55am
- 3 nights
- Best of Toledo half day tour 3pm on Monday
- 2 day Hop on Hop off bus pass
- Leave on Thursday 4th June at 9am
- Travel by train to Seville
After departing Melbourne at 4am Friday 24 October Peter & I arrived in Madrid at 8.30pm and had a car waiting to take us to our apartment in Plaza Mayor Madrid. The three flights of stairs were a slight challenge but the destination was certainly worthwhile. The French doors opened out onto the Plaza and we could hear the sounds of Spain: people socializing, eating and drinking, all serenaded by a musician playing the piano ...
... at night. Unfortunately, by the time I showed up there at about 11:15pm, the market was already closed and it was pretty dark. Not exactly the great shot I was hoping for, but oh well. I’ve had a great time here in Madrid, and it’s been nice to hang out with Vivi and Alicia, but I’m ready to move on. I’ll get all my stuff packed up tomorrow morning and then I head off for Cuba in the evening. Very excited to get the next leg of this trip ...
... actually wasn't even one on display, or one that was even a copy of another. It was sort of randomly placed in the corner of a room, and its artist wasn't in the area working on it. There was no label on it or anything, and it was still sitting on its stand half-finished. It portrayed a man shrouded in darkness and smiling into the "camera," but it was all in shades of black and white, and the shadow fell on the man making his face and hands look like a skeleton. I don't know ...
... are sort of vaguely decaying. And it's basically like - everybody ends up just like that. What are you doing with your life today?
I peeked in the Cathedral but didn't want to pay the entrance fee so I didn't actually go in. It looks very nice - very white and gold and Romanesque. It's sort of weird seeing Romanesque style churches after so much Spanish gothic, but I overheard a tour guide saying that was because Granada wasn't ...