Madrid: Day 2

Sunday, November 6 was an unstructured day for us. For an art lover, a visit to El Prado is like a kid going to Disneyland. We needed a day to process the previous day’s El Prado visit. We walked around central Madrid to get a feel for what big city Spanish life is like. We … More Madrid: Day 2

Granada: Day 3

Thursday, November 3 was a day of rest for us. We needed it after walking around the Alhambra for several hours the previous day. The Alhambra, the Albaicín, and many of the streets in Spanish towns are paved with cobblestone, often in mosaic patterns. They are interesting to look at but hard to walk on. … More Granada: Day 3

Seville: Day 1

On Thursday, October 27 we began our sightseeing with the Church of San Salvador, another magnificent Baroque church. The price of admission also allowed us to visit the Cathedral, which we did the next day. The church of San Salvador had some amazing art and decor, but as it turned out it was only a … More Seville: Day 1

Barcelona: Day 3

On Tuesday, October 25 we took the bus to Park Güell, an estate designed by Antoni Gaudi for the wealthy industrialist Eusebi Güell in 1910. The park features two large houses and several other buildings along with many walking paths through wooded grounds. The two small gatehouses at the entrance are especially charming. Park Güell … More Barcelona: Day 3