Sunday, July 1, 2012

Madrid and beyond

Sorry about the delay.  Was a bit under the weather for a few days, and I've been busy sewing.  Here's the next in our installments on our trip to Spain.

We started our trip to Spain with a couple of days in Madrid.  The temperature was in the 40's and 50's and it was rainy.  We ended our trip, one month later, back in Madrid for a week.  The temperatures were in the 80's, 90's and at, or slightly above, 100, and it was very sunny.  What a difference a month makes!  We really liked Madrid.  Sevilla and Madrid were our two favorite major cities in Spain.  We also liked many of the smaller medieval towns we visited that still had their protective stone walls surrounding them.   During our final stay in Madrid, we also visited Toledo, Avila and Segovia.  Here are a few pictures of Madrid and the three smaller towns.


Triumphal Arch

The Royal Palace. Spain has a king, but he doesn't live here anymore.

The statue gardens in front of the Royal Palace

Inside the train station

Olive groves outside of Madrid
Beautiful parks in Madrid

Lots of gorgeous statues

More beautiful parks
Many beautiful buildings

The Prado

Beautiful churches
Honoring a native son     

Symbol of Spain (bear eating from a strawberry tree) in Plaza Puerto del Sol in Madrid
Beautifully mosaics on a restaurant in Madrid

Vending machines in the subway.  You can buy flowers, books or non-prescription medicines out of these vending machines.

 Avila, Segovia and Toledo

Medieval walls

Roman acqueducts

Amazing churces

Medieval wonderland

Knights in shining armor

Fancy medieval gates

Medieval streets

1 comment:

  1. As always beautiful pictures of your travel in Spain. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we saw more mosaics created in El Centro like the one in the photo above adorned on the facade of the restaurant?