Madrid to Barcelona

On Monday, November 7 we returned to Barcelona by train. As we left our apartment in Madrid, we saw this bread truck parked on the street. The Madrid train station had this great plant-filled atrium. On our arrival in Spain we stayed in a luxury Barcelona hotel (the luxury accommodations came with the air fare). … More Madrid to Barcelona

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

Madrid: Day 1

On Saturday, November 5 we ventured out to visit El Prado, one of the world’s great art museums. El Prado houses wonderful collections of works from the 12th to the 19th centuries. We saw original masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Bosch, El Greco, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Velázquez, Goya, and others. All of the paintings were beautifully … More Madrid: Day 1

Granada to Madrid

On Friday, November 4 we left Granada for Madrid. There were three parts to the trip: Granada to Antequera, Antequera to Cordoba, and Cordoba to Madrid. In Granada the train tracks were being repaired, so we had to take a bus to Antequera. From the bus we could see the Sierra Nevada Mountains and many … More Granada to Madrid