"Madrid" Madrid by roamer61

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Madrid is the capital of Spain and the main entry point into the country.
It is a sprawling metropolis that is home to a fair percentage of the total population of the country. Unlike many other european countries, Madrid lacks the wealth of notable monuments. It does however contain some of the best museums and it is home to one of the best Art Museums in the world, the Prado. The city also has a huge assortment of Tapas Bars. Those famous Spanish Horsd'oeuvres that everyone must try while in Spain.

I found Madrid to be very crowded and the traffic reminded me of NY. Though in some areas, traffic is restricted and in the streets around the Puerto De Sol, there were masses of people walking the streets, enjoying their drinks at the numerous tapas bars and shopping in the numerous stores. Whiich proves that the people of Madrid are a party loving crowd who dine late and party until the wee hours. Very much like NYC in many ways.

The photograph depicts Don Quiote, the legendary hero created by Cervantes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great Food and Museums
  • Cons:Crowds and lots of traffic
  • In a nutshell:A must see during a visit, but get out into the country.
  • Last visit to Madrid: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 6, 2003
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  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2005 at 11:16 AM

    I spent a couple of days in Madrid, but didn't see the Temple of Debod - very strange sight to see in Spain!!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2005 at 8:09 AM

    Stephen, this is a very interesting and informative group of pages concerning Madrid. I, too, loved the Prado Museum...one of the greatest. Wish I had taken the bus tour. Thanks for the tour.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2005 at 5:40 AM

    Ahh Madrid ! Home to perpetual construction works, busy people, wonderful tapas bars and great museums :-))

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2004 at 6:10 AM

    I lived in Madrid over 20 yrs ago and was very impressed at their Public Transportation. Glad to hear it's still so good! Hey, I'm originally from LI too!

  • jto's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2003 at 10:37 AM

    Nice page Stephen. Madrid looks nice...worth a visit! Great you had a nice time there. I miss the info about the chocolate dessert ;-))

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2003 at 1:15 PM

    Great page Stephen ,beautiful buildings in Madrid everybody likes Tapas look like it that way .More picture next time Stephen .where to next???

  • Beograd's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2003 at 1:15 PM

    Great page Stephen :-) Now I'm of to see Sevilla :))

  • TropicGirl77's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2003 at 8:17 PM

    Sounds like I might have to tryout these Tapas :) Great page Roamer!

  • Goldenboy's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2003 at 10:23 AM

    For sure will try Tapas, as you suggest, if im there soon...

  • Jewels's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2003 at 8:56 AM

    Tapas with meatballs sounds good - The Plaza Mayor must have a loooooong history! Thanks for the pics and info :o)

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