Ibis Madrid C/ Valentin Beato
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... was no queue at all. How amazing so we just walked inside. The rooms that were open were just amazing. Painted ceilings, gold leaf,one room was painted porcelain. All incredible & still in great condition. We just walked from one room to another saying but wait there is more! I need to change my mind Madrid is definitely more over the top than France with the tizz!! Next to the cathedral which looked like it had been renovated with new stain ...
... and meeting us at the Prado Museum. The Prado is free between 6 pm and 8 pm and the queue wound all the way down the Main Street out the front of the Prado and around the corner. We had a city tour which included all the major sites including the Bull Fighting arena, the grand square of Plaza de Mayor – one of the favorite places for tourists from all over the world, and lots of them were there today! It was once was used as a bullring and ...
... the bullfight was horrid and beautiful at the same time. Not something I would necessarily promote, but certainly a memorable experience. I wont post too many pictures of that so no worries.
Overall, I great little taste of a country I hope to visit again many more times. Enjoy the pictures and thank you for reading! Next stop: Sicily :)
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Another thing I have to complain about. The bocadillos. They translate to Sandwich and they are by far the cheapest thing you can get for lunch here. The problem is that the sandwich is a really hard baguette bread with just Jamon in it. Where is the tomato? cheese? or lettuce? or any kind of sauce? NADA. Just break and jam. I simply cannot understand why they think that qualifies as a sandwich.
Okay enough of complaining. ...
... the palace's exterior when seen from the front, but is quite exquisite when seen from the back.
From there, we zig-zagged through the streets and made our way to Plaza Mayor where the much anticipated 2013 Iberico Ham Festival was underway. I'm sure as you can imagine, with me being a vegetarian and Troy allergic to pork, we weren't exactly this festival's target audience, but it drew hoards of people to the ...