Parador De Alcala De Henares
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- Madrid is the highest (elevation) capital of any European country.
- Spain's flag is made of four stripes, not three. It appears to be two red stripes with a large yellow section in-between, but actually this yellow section is made up of two equally sized yellow stripes. Each as large as the red stripes. Red stands for blood and Yellow stands for Spanish land.
- The feet of a statue in the Parque de Reterio (statue across ...
... back to our hotel, and a lot of time spent rearranging the suitcases to make them all under 50 lb. And hearing the BBC report some more on the status of the Prince's bladder infection, which they had been preoccupied with during most of our stay. For anyone curious, he made it out alive.
Thus concludes the travels of our family through Spain. I'll post one last blog to wrap things up in a bit, but it has been fun. Cheers, Spain.
This trip to Madrid, in my opinion, started out all bad. First we made our way over to Gabrielle Plaza in order to catch the charter bus with the rest of the T&E students. When we got there some random lady told every student that traveled to Spain without a sponsor or instructor (which totaled about 30 students) that there was not enough seats on the bus and that we had to get off. (1) If you're the one over this trip to Madrid, clearly you ...
... in storage. El Prado has the largest collection of Spanish painting in the world, numbering more than 4,800 paintings and dating from the Romanesque period to the 19th century. The best represented artists are Velázquez and Goya. The best known work on display is Las Meninas by Velázquez. El Prado also contains paintings from the Italian, Flemish, French, German, Dutch, and British schools.
Written by: Jessie Brown
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Sanford
... to improve her Spanish, which is already quite good. The amount of languages she knows just blows my mind. I have met quite a few Germans, and they all are fluent in English and know an additional 1-2 other languages. In their school systems, they are required to learn English as well as French, Spanish, or Russian. From talking to a few them, I have gathered that their past language classes had quite a bit of focus on conversation and comprehension. I ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service