December 03, 2011

MAD ABOUT MADRID

Royal Palace in Madrid
Plaza Mayor
A little re-cap of my trip to Madrid. I went there for 5 days with my girlfriends and it was something else. Big clean spaces, lots of history, the weather was great and above all so much ART. Madrid possesses a lot of cool, hip neighbourhoods and streets that I was able to explore. There were lots of amazing independent clothing and accessories shops, even coolers places to eat and drink. I was fortunate enough to go see landmarks such as the Royal Palace of Madrid (the largest palace in Western Europe), walked around Gran Via and Paseo del Padro(tons of shopping) and visited amazing museums like Prado and Arte Reina Sofia.

The museum Arte Reina Sofia alone is worth the trip to Madrid, it is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain's greatest 20th century masters, Pablo Picasso, Salvador DalĂ­, Joan Miro. Certainly the highlight for me was the masterpiece from Picasso's painting Guernica. OUT OF THIS WORLD. I wasn't able to take a shot, but it's beauty and complexity are beyond words, how amazing. I am Mad about Madrid! If I could all I do is travel.

2 comments:

  1. Can't wait to come and see you! I need to come before end of March ;-)

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  2. I would love to go to Madrid one day. It looks beautiful.

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