Travel Blogs from Madrid
... to see the king. I followed the crowd, because, as usual, I had not done much research on the route, or really what was going on. I had chatted with one older woman that had given me the hours and all, but I didn't rush out and pick up the paper with all the details. I guess they also had all the details on the news. I walked over the the Gran Vía area and got to see the car driving Prince Felipe and Princess Leticia to the Congreso de ...
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After being a bit confused about how I felt about the Cathedral, I went on a bit of a whim to see the crypts. It's a 1 euro donation and absolutely worth it. They are incredible. If you don't mind walking over people's graves, it's extremely beautiful. There are over 400 columns, all with a unique top. The side altars are all actual altars and the stained glass is stunning, though mostly patterns instead of scenes. ...
... d do it since who knew when we would or could do it again. Let's see if we survive together traveling for "so long"! Anyways, we arrived around 1:30pm Madrid local time (7 hours later than Lima, from where we left), and spent the afternoon walking around Madrid a bit, around the beautiful jardines (gardens) del Prado as well as getting into Museo del Prado which is free everyday from 6pm to 8pm! After walking around with my mouth wide open at the ...
... store to have a look at the electronics. I had a quick look and was on my way out, but took one “down” escalator too many and ended up in the basement. They were closing the store at 22:00 and the red-jacketed security guard was trying to tell me they were closed but he didn’t speak a word of English. I tried Italian, but that didn’t work. Finally, a woman that was standing at a cash register said that she could speak a bit ...
... wall, on the sidewalk, next to a bar. See why I past on it originally? One of the guys spoke English well so I dealt with him. He showed me the stadium lay out and said he had a good seat for me. Prices vary mostly having to do with sun or shade seats. So I paid the man 38€ and I was on my way. Buying the ticket in town ahead of time is the way to go. The lines at the stadium can be nutty. So, I jumped on the ...
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