"Madrid, of course, is the..." Madrid Favorite Tip by Ronald_T

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Favorite thing: <CENTER><font color = blue>Madrid, of course, is the not-so-new capital of this new Spain.</font color = blue></CENTER> <CENTER>It?s been the <font color = blue>Spanish capital since 1561</font color = blue>, when <font color = blue>Philip II</font color = blue> moved his court here from <font color = blue>Toledo</font color = blue>.</CENTER> <CENTER><font color = green>It?s not an elegant city.</font color = green></CENTER> <CENTER><font color = blue>Spain</font color = blue> always has <font color = blue>Barcelona</font color = blue> to go head to head against <font color = blue>Paris</font color = blue> or <font color = blue>London</font color = blue> or <font color = blue>Rome</font color = blue> for <font color = blue>sophisticated shopping</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>well-dressed women</font color = blue>.</CENTER> <CENTER><font color = green>Madrid is resolutely unstylish, keeps its own hours, and pursues its own pleasures.</font color = green><CENTER> <CENTER><font color = blue>Madrid</font color = blue> is a <font color = blue>city of thousands of bars</font color = blue> but few drunks, a city of endless <font color = blue>narrow streets</font color = blue> and only a few <font color = blue>broad boulevards</font color = blue>, and, of course, a <font color = blue>city filled with art</font color = blue>. <CENTER><font color = green>In many ways Madrid is the cultural center of the entire Spanish-speaking world.</font color = green></CENTER> <CENTER><font color = blue>The Prado</font color = blue> (see picture) by itself draws <font color = blue>tourists</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>art pilgrims</font color = blue> much the way <font color = blue>Florence</font color = blue> does.</CENTER>

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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