Sleepy Day! - Madrid - Day 5

Trip Start Apr 01, 2009
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Trip End Jul 13, 2009


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Hostel One Centro

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Today, I took a much needed sleep in day. Madrid is a wonderful city, but can be seen in its entirety in 3-4 days, so I was in no hurry to rush out to the sights. After a few cups of coffee, a Brazilian girl who I met at the hostel and I headed to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia contemporary art museum. The Reina Sofia houses the world famous Guernica by Pablo Picasso! The painting was massive and spectacular to see in person. The museum's wonderful permanent collection includes, in my estimate, 60-70 Picasso's, 10-20 Dali's and 20-30 Miro's. After two hours in the museum, we headed back to the hostel where we got an excellent recommendation for a traditional Spanish Paella dinner. After filling up, I headed back to the hostel to get to bed early before my flight to Lisbon, Portugal the next day!
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cdavis
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GUERNICA
Josh, I am so happy that you saw Picasso's Guernica.I know that it must be electrifying to see the real painting. 22ft. long ?? The bombing was such an international outrage.The town Gernika-Lumo very near San Sebstian.All your postings are exiciting. love, RR and Poppi

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