admin on May 15th 2013
Madrid is the capital city of Spain, and it is one of the great cities in Europe. Madrid is filled with interesting sites and attractions making the city a popular tourist destination. One great way to take in Madrid’s many wonders is to take a bicycle tour through the city. Several different companies offer tours of the city and rent out all the equipment needed. Most tours will visit the same important sites.
Most bike tours include the Templo di Debod. This site is an ancient, Egyptian temple given to Spain by Egypt. The Continue Reading »
admin on Mar 23rd 2013
Madrid is known for its siestas and sangria, but the Spanish capital also has a rich history. On your next trip to Madrid, check out these historic sights.
The Arab Wall
Over 1,300 years old, this ancient wall was constructed to protect Madrid from invaders. Reach it by taking the train to the Puerta de Toledo station in the historic Atocha neighborhood.
Casa de Museo Lope de Vega
Celebrated Spanish playwright Lope de Vega spent the last quarter-decade of his life in this 17 Continue Reading »
admin on Jun 11th 2012
Everyone is looking to branch out and break away from the mold. From places to live, and places to work Madrid has been in the spotlight for some very good reasons. However people unfamiliar with Madrid can be overwhelmed the many different districts and sections that make up this amazing city. Below is a list of some of the best places to experience and make a life.
North of the famed Plaza De Espana, you will come Continue Reading »
admin on Jun 5th 2011
There are many things to see and experience in Madrid besides bull fights and the annual running of the bulls often resulting in injuries to animals and humans
For those desiring a more pleasant visit to Madrid, one fantastic place to visit is the Royal Palace where tourists can wander through its 1000 rooms including the royal library, pharmacy and the armory. Visitors are treated to tapestries on walls as well as floors of various rooms. Continue Reading »
admin on May 24th 2011
Let’s face it: traveling to Europe can be expensive, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. Sure, there are hotels that are available, but if you don’t know what you are doing you may find yourself in a situation where you are seriously overplaying for a hotel room that doesn’t exactly leave you excited. This is especially true when you are traveling to a major city, such as Madrid. The thing is, if you don’t know where to Continue Reading »
admin on May 10th 2011
Are you planning a visit to Madrid for yourself and family? By this being your first time to Madrid, learning what all is available for you and your family to engage in will be more than worthwhile. In addition, getting a lot of information on Madrid’s attractions will most certainly boost your visit beyond an enjoyable experience.
When you and your family first touchdown in Madrid, you will be presented with a lot of options on great places Continue Reading »
admin on Apr 22nd 2011
One of the most festive places on earth to take a holiday is Madrid, Spain. Madrid is an eclectic mix of an old ancient culture that still remains within a new and vibrant 21st century Madrid. As a testament to this is the bull run that occurs every year and has for centuries, and right through the middle of town. If you dare, set your home alarms and come out and experience Spain at its best. If you do not have a home alarm, check out Home-Alarm-Systems.com/’ >Home-Alarm-Systems.com for more information.
Madrid is a city of over 3.3 million, and including the suburbs, it reaches 5.8 million. The city and the surrounding area holds much to do for the first time visitor, as well as someone who might want to relocate here. Spanish culture is truly alive here and is evident everywhere you look.
Statues are still standing reminiscent of ages past when Spain was first conquered and settled, but there are luxury hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts across the entire region, which are filled with hospitality. In the way of restaurants, authentic Spanish cuisine abounds both homemade and in five star restaurants. Come and experience the culture of Madrid.
www.travel-in-madrid.com on Jan 15th 2011
Most people have heard of bull fighting, but not everyone may be familiar with bull running (or the running of the bulls). The quintessential Spanish tradition is said to date back to the 14th century in Northeastern Spain when residents of villages would have to move cattle from pasture to market, and men reportedly hurried the process by incorporating fear and excitement tactics which later turned into a competition as young men would race in front of the bulls while also attempting to escape injury. As time progressed, word of this activity spread to other Spanish cities and a tradition (which stands to this day) was born. The most famous of these runs is in Pamplona during its San Fermin Festival which runs from July 6 to the 14th and was the focus for Hemingway in his novel The Sun Also Rises. While the length of any bull run is a mere 903 yards, there are countless injuries and fatalities that have taken their toll including that of a 17 year old boy who fell not to the actual bull himself, but to a Continue Reading »
www.travel-in-madrid.com on Dec 7th 2010
Most people have heard of the surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904-1989) who is best known for his unmistakable landscapes and “bizarre” dream imagery, but if you’re planning a trip to Madrid you may want to also get up to speed on a few other 20th century artists that you may run across in various museums you visit. Following is a list of 15 of the most popular for you to research as you find interesting. 1.Angel Ferrant y Vazquez (Sculptor) 1890 1961 2.Joan Miro (Painter and Sculptor) 1893 19833.Jose de Togores I Llach (Painter) 1893 19704.Benjamin Palencia (Painter) 1894 1980 5.Ismael de la Serna (Painter) 1897 1968 6.Francisco Bores Lopez (Painter) 1898 1972 Continue Reading »
admin on Aug 25th 2010
Madrid is a beautiful city, but sometimes, you need a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. Well, for anyone in need of a little natural beauty, the Royal Botanical Gardens is a must-see.Charles III is the monarch responsible for its development, and when it opened in 1781, “this garden promoted a series of expeditions that brought glorious times to Spanish botany, accompanied by illustrious names: Mutis, Ruiz y Pavn, Cavanilles, Boutelou, Lagasca, Colmeiro, etc.” (Spain.info website). Continue Reading »