Madrid Escape

It was mid July when me and my family leave the Philippines to travel in a land that once conquered us, the land as we known as the origin of churro, bull fight and paella, the land that Jose Rizal went to continue his studies and then later on was an important member a propaganda movement against it. And that country is Spain.

Pardon for the quick introduction, well I did enjoy touring Spain and Portugal for about 2 weeks, or more? I had taken a lot of pictures, almost 2000 of it and I did have a hard time choosing what to blog. I just chose 20 plus for each city that we went. But for now, the first city stop would be Madrid, the capital city of Spain.

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In Doha Airport, before going to the boarding gate.

We stayed for 3 days in Madrid, actually it was a very short stay. I would recommend to stay 4 to 5 days in Madrid and explore more of its museum and the Jose Rizal statue, which was far away from our hotel.

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A lovely breakfast in Gran Melia Fenix in Madrid, before we embark for the long walk.

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Couple picture of my parents, more to come!
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Madrid is a mixture of old and modern architecture, and they do compliment with each other.

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Plaza mayor, surrounded by different cafes and antique shops. There are also some stalls selling vintage collection of coins, stamps and jewelries.
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Never ever leave Spain without trying Paella!
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A peek on what old Madrid looks like.

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Of course you should taste some authentic Churro for dessert. The chocolate was a bit tart and I think it has wine in it. But overall, it was nice!

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Sadly, I can’t take any pictures of any artwork inside the museum. But it was very nice and I do recommend to visit Goya’s art pieces.

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A perfect way to end the day in Madrid is to eat at night, have some drink and listen to music in Platea Madrid. It will surely satisfy your gastronomic cravings!

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Overall, the trip in Madrid was wonderful and I can’t wait to go back here explore more of its heritage.

 

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