Last days in Europe
Trip Start Jun 06, 2005
19Trip End Aug 03, 2005
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So a few highlights of our last few days there...
On Saturday we took a little trip on a train to Toledo which was the origianl capital of Spain. It was a small old little town about an hour away and we really enjoyed the day there. The big highlight is the huge historical church.
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We went back to the hotel and took a nap before our big night at the club because we were told it's not even worth showing up before 1:00
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On Sunday, we went to a huge flea market that they have every Sunday. It was blocks and blocks of vendors and we got some cool stuff. That evening, we went to Retiro Park which is the large city park in Madrid. Every single sunday people come and play free music all over the park starting at noon. There is a large classical monument by the lake where hundreds of people gather starting at 8 to play drums. There was such a great vibe there and we hung out there for a couple of hours, bought some very cool jewelry and were very entertained. Click here for more pictures of the drums and the park
Monday was our last day in Spain. I was dying to go to the Prado Museum to see one my favorite paintings by Hieronymous Bosch called "The Garden of Earthly Delights". BUT the museum was closed. That was the one thing I counted on doing in Spain so I guess I'll just have to go back! So we decided to take a city tour on one of the double decker buses to recap what we'd seen and see some of what we'd missed. At the end of the tour we went to the Reina Sofia Museum and saw Picasso's "Guernica" painting which was amazing. Especially when it was displayed with an entire room of his study sketches and paintings and photographs of the progression of the painting. We finished off the evening with a couple of pitchers of Sangria at a little tapas bar. It was a good way to end our trip.
Click here to see some of the city tour pictures
Click here to see misc. Spain photo's