Wandering the streets of Madrid
Trip Start Sep 25, 2009
34Trip End Nov 04, 2009
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The Lonely Planet guide that i photocopied before i left Bodd advised v strongly to visit the Museo del Prado, which is Spain's national art gallery (as opposed to my immediate thoughts that it was a museum dedicated to the Toyota Prado ). I was hesitant to go to yet another art gallery, but went and paid entry to go in (checked in my bag of washing at the cloak room - yes i pretty much lugged it around all day like a feral back-packer). Some really good paintings, but nothing on the Louvre. I only spent about 1.5 hrs here...there's just so many paintings of the crucifixion/Jesus/Mary that one can handle. It was a warm sunny day (first time i've been in shorts and t-shirt) and i wanted to be outside. A few market stalls out front of the gallery, so looked thru those.
Headed down to Plaza Mayor (main city square) for an early dinner and browse some more shops etc. Had thought of going to a bar tonight, but the a storm had come in and it was pouring, so just chilled back at the hotel. The walls are really thin here...argh.