Sunday, March 13, 2016

Madrid Stopover Part 1

On my way back from Marrakech, I had a 20 hour overnight stop in Madrid. This was my first visit outside the Madrid airport and first visit to Spain. I made the most of the brief stopover to check out the amazing Museo del Prado and try some excellent tapas. As someone who has 17% Iberian Peninsula ancestry (via AncestryDNA), this also provided an opportunity to wander the streets of the Spanish capitol, take in architecture and feeling of a place where perhaps a few of my Spanish ancestors walked before they made the journey to Mexico.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Outside the Prado, Madrid, 10 Mar 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Spanish Congress building. 
Photo by Patrick Jones. Street art on the walk toward the Prado.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural likely by same artist. 10 Mar 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Church across from the Prado.

Photo by Patrick Jones. Famous Tio Pepe sign in Sol Plaza.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural at Plaza del Carmen. 11 Mar 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Madrid's Terminal 4S.
I really enjoyed Madrid and definitely want to stay longer next time.

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