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I don't know how many times I saw that sign...! - Madrid

I don't know how many times I saw that sign...!

Prohibido hacer fotos!!

I had such a great time in Madrid, I didn't think I'd be able to come up with a tourist trap tip but one thing did bug me thoughout my entire trip: as a VTer, I must admit that I sometimes found it rather frustrating that I was not allowed to take pictures - even without the flash - in most museums, palaces and churches in and around Madrid. I can understand how taking pictures with the flash can damage certain pieces, but other than that... Since all the museums and historic sites in Paris allow people to take pictures even though they generally receive more visitors than the ones in Madrid, I can only guess that it's some sort of strategy to sell more postcards :o(

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  • Written Aug 2, 2008
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