Monday, May 31, 2010
Local and tourists spending weekendje Madrid like the city for various reasons. After dumping my bags in the Madrid Hotels, I booked for my stay, the first thing I did was to experience some live flamenco at one of the city's best flamenco resturants. I knew once I start exploring the attractions in Madrid, I might not get enough time for such things. It was followed by a stroll along the city center. I noticed that Madrid has a great economic output, standard of living, and market size. No doubt it is considered the major financial center of the Iberian Peninsula. What fascinated me most was that the modern infrustructure of the city has very well preserved the feel of the past. I could only wait eagerly for the next day to take a closer look at all of them.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
After enjoying a relaxing night's stay in Hotel Claridge, I prepared myself for the day ahead. My dormir en Madrid, located in Plaza del Conde de Casal shopping area, helped me enjoy easy access to city centre and the old town. The main museums and the AVE train station was also located nearby. My room offered all the comforts and I could also enjoy WIFI internet connection. I planned to take the help of a tourist guide, who could take me around the museums, art galleries and palaces, step by step as well as provide me useful information about all of them.
During my stay in hotel en Madrid, I started sightseeing from the Prado Museum, one of the most famous art museums. I was very impressed to see some of the masterpieces from the 12th to the 19th century. I passed about half a day in this attraction in Madrid and then moved towards Reina Sofia Museum. Tourists enjoying sleep in Madrid know it to be a part of Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of famous museums and are fascinated by it for housing important collection of 20th and 21st century art. Picasso’s famous Guernica, was my favourite. My sightseeing for the day ended with a trip to the Palacio Real, an enormous and imposing building constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries. Attractions in Damme are not so impressive.
During the next few days spent in arrangement Madrid, I enjoyed visiting many other attractions in Madrid. All were more attractive than popular sights in durbuy. I stopped in Plaza Mayor more than two times it being one of the main attractions in Madrid. Fountain of Fame, St. Anton's Convent, Real Jardín Botánico, Escorial Monastery and Palace and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum were the other sights I visited. How could I miss spending time in Retiro park? Taking out some time, I also didn't miss the opportunity of buying FC Barcelona tickets.
Monday, March 22, 2010
One thing I learned during my stay in Madrid is to carry small change before boarding buses or taxis. First time visitors to the city might also find that Spainsh people eat lunch and dinner much later than the English or most other Europeans. So, I dined in the resturants of Madrid mostly after 10.00pm. I also enjoyed a beautiful theatre and opera show. My advice to all the travellers is to include all these experiences in the list of attractions of Madrid.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Staying in a réserver hôtel Barcelone and then a trip to Seville was a part of my visit to Madrid. Barcelona, the second largest city has a wealth of tourist attractions, that makes it popular. My hotel in Barcelona center was placed in the center of the city. So, I could easily reach the markets, shops, museums and churches and other attractions of the city very easily. I was charmed to find the well preserved history and culture of the city. Some of the sights that I visited during my stay include Montjuïc Castle, Plaça d'Espanya, Güell Park, Sagrada Família, Las Ramblas, Museu de Ceramica, Picasso Museum and Barcelona Zoo. One of the fascinating places I visited during my citytrip Barcelona is Maremagnum, a nice shopping mall by the sea at the end of Ramblas. How can I forget to mention La Boqueria, the large public market with a diverse range of goods and produce?
Located on the south of Spain, Sevilla would remain one of my favourite tourist destinations. I enjoyed a very comfortable stay in one of the hôtels Seville. The cathedral in Seville is one of the biggest in the world. I also liked visiting Alcázar, a fortress from the Muslim-era. Some other sigths that I visited during my visit to hotels Sevilla include Plaza de España, Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos, Seville’s Bullring, Street of the Snakes and the Town Hall. All such sights make Seville a great city to visit. During my stay in Sevilla hotels, I enjoyed a Bullfight match as well.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Hotel York House gave me a very grand welcome. I booked the hôtel à Lisbonne centre in advance as my visit was during the high touirst season. Housed in a classic 18th century building, this establishment offered me a room equipped with TV, telephone, air conditioning and full bathroom. Lisbon offers many other comfortable hotel in Lisbon Portugal that can make a stay in the city an amazing experience. The capital of Portugal is known all over the world for its fascinating attractions and cultural heritage. I started sightseeing by visiting some of the museums of ancient and modern art. Other sights that I visited include St. George's Castle, Belem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Jardim Zoológico and Lisbon Botanical Garden. A walk along the Alfama district many historic highlights. During my vacation in hotel Lisboa, I enjoyed shopping in Baixa, the old shopping district in the city. Traveler of any taste would love the food offered in the cafes and resturants in Lisbon like I did. One of my favourite eateries was Café Buenos Aires. Those who like to enjoy meals in a beautiful ambience, should take a trip to district Bairro Alto.