Walk Until You Drop
Trip Start Mar 03, 2012
13Trip End Mar 14, 2012
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Afterwards, we decided to walk from one end of Central Madrid to the other, and head towards The Prado. The avenue that runs parallel with The Prado, Passeo Del Prado is described as the nicest avenue in Madrid, if not all of Spain. When we first arrived it was difficult to tell how beautiful the street really was a typical Sunday demonstration was taking place.
A great hint for both active and retired teaches - carry your ID card with you because most museums will either let you in for free or at a reduced fee.
I've been to just about every major museum in the world, so I was really looking forward in adding The Prado to my list. It certainly didn't disappoint. Durer, Valazquez, Rubens, El Greco, and Goya to name a few are all on display. It was too nice of a day to spend indoors, so after two hours we said it was time to move on. Carolyn will certainly be back after I return home
From there we returned to our apartment for a quick one hour turnaround. Trying to find a restaurant in Madrid via the internet was not an easy task, because we really didn't have an idea where they were located. We were meeting Lauren and her roommate Christina for dinner. We returned once again to Central Madrid and ate at Tabernacle Alhambra. Three of us tried their paella which was pretty good. It seems most of the food we've eaten so far has a lot of salt added. We ordered a jug of Sangria, and after four glasses I was still thirsty. For sure their Sangria is watered down, as I thought I was drinking fruit punch. Everyone else was thirsty as well.
After dinner we said goodnight to Christina. Lauren is very fortunate to have such a lovely and bright roommate. By the time we returned, it was 11:30 pm, and too late to start writing the blog. Carolyn and I were both totally wiped out.