Temple of Debod
[b] Temple of Debod [/b]
The sun is about to set and there is a perfect place to witness sunset in Madrid. We take a short drive but convoluted route to Parque del Oeste due to many one way streets. After finding a street parking space at the bottom of hill, we hike up to Temple of Debod. This temple, which originally was located not too far south of...
Palacio Real de Madrid and Plaza de Oriente
[b] Palacio Real de Madrid and Plaza de Oriente Palacio [/b]
We are ready for our next destination, Palacio Real de Madrid. We punch in the destination to our portable Garmin Nüvi 1370/1370T that we bring from US. After parking our TT underneath Plaza de Oriente, we start our exploration by foot. A row of elevated full-size sculptures depicting the ...
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas and Parque del Retiro
[b] Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas [/b]
The next morning, we begin our exploration by car. On the way to our first destination, Parque del Retiro, we pass the famous Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas bullring on Calle de Alcalá. It is regarded as the home of bullfighting in Spain. This brick-red-colored Neo-Mudéjar (Moorish) structure, adorned with pottery...
We're finally on our way / A day in Madrid
After months of planning & arranging things, we are now on our way.
Steve provided the transport to Almeria Airport (see pictures),
& Ryanair (true to form) got us to Madrid 3 hours late.
We're with Anna, Miguel & Lizzie in Madrid, & today they have shown us the
'catedral' of Mejorada del Campo.
This is the life's work of Justo Gallego. Th...