November 1, 2011

Madrid - Day 2

We took a morning bus tour of the city.  These are a few of the things we saw:

Cervantes Monument
Cervantes wrote Don Quixote de la Mancha, among other things.

figures on the monument reading works by Cervantes

Dulcinea - Don Quixote's dream lover

Broken Man sculpture - monument to those killed in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Temple Ebod is considered Roman architecture and dates back to 400BC - a gift from Egypt to Spain

view near Temple Ebod overlooking Madrid

de Palacia Oriente (Royal Palace) - has over 2800 rooms

I saw this photo-op outside the Royal Palace.  I took the picture and with the help of Photoshop pasted our faces into the photo.  We look so great, I wouldn't be surprised if the king invites us to his special reception at the palace tomorrow night.

Long lines to get into Prado Museum.  Surprisingly, it only took about 20 minutes before we reached the ticket office.  We enjoyed lunch in the cafeteria before wandering about the museum for a couple of hours.  By that time, our eyes were glazed over.  We walked back to the hotel to put our feet up for a bit.

Neptune Fountain

Time to hit the streets again before we meet the group for dinner at 8!


T's Daily Treasures said...

I love Madrid. We have a very good friend there and visited the area in October about 4-5 years ago. Weather was gorgeous then. We also went to Toledo and Segovia. Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy

Cindy said...

Wonderful! Love the photos of the two of you! lol Thanks for the tour!