Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Worn out in Madrid

It all came back to us. We were really worn out in the museums in Madrid the last time (2000). We were doing it to ourselves again this time.  Taking advantage of free admission we visited and revisited
  • Sorolla: our new discovery
  • Archaeological: have to allocate a whole day here next time
  • Reina Sofia: renewed my interest in Picasso
  • Prado: site of exhaustion
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza: some collection
When we tried to go back to the Prado on Monday, the line was extraordinary long, a part of us was relieved. We went on a city tour instead, something we love as much as museums.

If our flight was not so early in the morning, we would have returned to Madrid at all.  What dumb luck!   No wonder there are SO many visitors.  Over the last four days in Segovia and Madrid, we saw as many tourists as the rest of Spain combined.   Like everyone else, we loved Spain.  A part of us could not believe the trip is coming to an end.  We will be back for more.

Museo Sorolla and gardens.
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

MAN - Museo Arqueológico Nacional. A very fine presentation of archaeological finds and sites on the Iberian Peninsula.
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Flora sculpture near the Reina Sofia.
Madrid, Spain

Madrid at night.
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

El Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Get a free tour at the Plaza Mayor.
Madrid, Spain

Royal Palace with segways.
Madrid, Spain

Architecture.
Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

The very popular Primark department store on Gran Via...
Primark - Madrid, Spain

...where husbands and peddlers wait outside the main entrance for shoppers to exit.
Primark - Madrid, Spain


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