Travel Blogs from Madrid
... A slow start to the day a bit of sightseeing and shopping. we set of north along Gran Via eventually having lunch on the 9th floor of the El Corte Ingles department store (Sol) which has a fabulous variety of gourmet food and views of the city. Of course while there a bit of shopping was necessary. 7/6/14. Another lazy day and move to next hotel for Insight Northern Spain ...
After the seemingly endless flight from Dubai, we flew into Madrid over green fields. Then baggage collection and assembling on our hired bus complete with a delightful tour guide. The temperature is near perfect, a gorgeous spring day. The Hotel Catalonia is very central to the old city of Madrid and very comfortable. A short rest and then we were off to take a city tour. At least I had had a good night's sleep in Dubai. Many of the others ...
... to visit the Sagrada Familia by Gaudi which of course is the iconic image of Barcelona. I love it – but mum hated it, describing it as a “monstrosity”, and this bonded her to Eugenio all the more as he also hates it. Outnumbered 2 to 1, the plan to go inside was ditched and we did the bus tour of the city instead. However she did like Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, (the House of Bones). They have a new type of audioguide in the Casa Batllo which they were trialling. It is ...
... with little photos of the painting and the number of the room in case you only want to spend a few hours looking at the highlights everyone talks about. Needless to say, both museums contain massive collections, and much like we experienced in Italy after about 4 hours your eyes start to glaze over and it's total art overload. You simply can no longer process or in some cases even appreciate what you are seeing. As a rule of thumb, I try to only go to one ...
... see Gizzell and Alberto again I bring a couple of bottles of Dom as he will not let me pay anything for the wedding. I got off easy today but my day will come when we do this again in the states. The we finished the first bottle before David got to the house. The second before dinner but that was between eight people. The dinner was prepared and served by Geo and her helper. The reason I mention that is Geo has a new baby and when we came in Gizzell was ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRafaelhoteles Atocha Madrid
Comfortable, but again no room wifi
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