A Visit to Madrid

Earlier in the spring we enjoyed a short break in Madrid. Since then I've been so busy writing that this is the first chance I've found to put up the pictures.Rather pathetic, I know, but I need a clone for these jobs.

I loved the architecture with elements of Baroque and Roccoco style.

Strolling through the streets in an evening in search of a meal is always pleasant.

How about hanging out your washing on the roof, as this guy is doing in the Plaza Mayor.
 It made me giddy just watching him.


Below is the bronze statue of Philip III, created by Italian sculptors Giovanni de Bologna and his apprentice Pietro Tacca in 1616.

 Still a centre for festivities Plaza Mayor is also a pleasant place to sit and drink coffee or a glass of wine to watch the world go by.
And here is the royal palace where King Carlos and Queen Sofia reside. You can view most of it save for those rooms currently used for formal business.


Madrid is a beautiful city well worth a visit. With wonderful parks such as Retiro Park.


The Cathedral
Busy streets, theatres, shops, and markets.

We visited the Prado Art Gallery, and the Queen Sofia gallery for more modern art including Guernica by Picasso. Absolutely amazing. We stayed at a hotel in the centre and found it very easy to walk around and explore.

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