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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Journey to the Heart of Spain...


We left Rome to Madrid by plane. It was such a ashamed that we used Madrid as our hop between Greece and Italy. Definitely must come back to this beautiful city. Meanwhile, due to the limited time that we had on hands, we managed to take a bus from Hotel to the downtown. Our luck was with us, when we walked into one of the local restaurant and it turned out to be a blast! After lunch, we walked all the way to visit the Plaza de Mayor and Royal Palace of Madrid. It was very tiring at the end but we were so happy to find a local Kentucky Fried Chicken. They tasted so good! :-)

And here some photos for your amusement!


Downtown Madrid

Plaza de la Cibeles
Considered by many to be the most pleasing of Madrid's plazas, it features a well known statue of the Goddess Cibeles. The plaza sits amidst many of the city's most noteworthy buildings, including the ostentatious Spanish Royal Mail Office.
Plaza Mayor, located in the heart of Old Town Madrid, is the grand square of the city. The buildings around the Plaza have burned several times, the last time in 1790. Although known for its architecture and vast expanse, the Plaza is best known as one of the city's most popular meeting places. During summer evenings, it is filled with tourists and MadrileƱos (Madrid natives), who gather to enjoy the company, dance, eat, sing and watch performers.

Local fish market
 
Royal Palace of Madrid

 Almudena Cathedral
Hope you enjoyed this journey with me visiting Madrid in few minutes :-)

Have a nice weekend!

Until next stop,
Journey of Life

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Have never been to Spain but will someday.

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    1. Yeah ... We definitely need to go back there. And when we go, we would visit Portugal and Morocco too..

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  2. Great!
    My neice did a semester abroad ther and loved spain...

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    1. My girl wants to do summer in Spain with school, but being a paranoid mom ... I hesitate.

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  3. This brought back memories of my youth, I went to Spain in High School, many, many moons ago but it was a lovely trip!

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    1. Wow! Must be fun being there and young!

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  4. What a great trip that was. Very beautiful!

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  5. You already know that I want to travel, Angela. I want to go to Greece, Spain, Italy and France. I always love your pictures. So thank you once-again for sharing your journey with us. :)

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    1. You will someday, Virginia! You will ... meanwhile come with me :-)

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  6. Wonderful trip I just enjoyed and never left my house;) good work

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    1. Thanks Sondra! Glad you enjoyed it :-)

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  7. Wow, amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing your trip. Loved it!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much Kathy. I am glad you love it.

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  8. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. HI Chris,
      It was a great pleasure to have you here at my blog and really appreciate your follow. Of course, I would do the same, in fact it goes without saying.
      I will be seeing you often,
      Angela

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  9. Come visit, I left you a present!

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I have been thinking about you and I need to kick my behind to rework on my last piece. I really want to perfect that one and thank you for your encouragement!

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