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Postcard from Madrid

I’m already in Poland, but it doesn’t mean that I finished writing about my Portuguese adventure. On the contrary! I still have many photos and stories to share with you. One of them is my weekend trip to Spain, where I visited two cities, Madrid and Toledo. At first I was thinking about going to Barcelona first, I assumed this city will be better when I visit it in the summer time.

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Madrid is an enormous and busy city that never sleeps. You can check it out when you go to Gran Via or Puerta del Sol (the heart of the city). Colorful buildings remind me of Italy. There is so much to see here, certainly too much for a one weekend trip.

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Plaza Mayor

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Botin, opened in 1725, is the oldest restaurant in the world. As prices are not afforfable for most tourists, they end up taking photos next to the entrance and leave.

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The photos below come from The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, where paintings of Pablo Picasso (with his well-known Guernica – sadly, no pictures allowed) and Salvador Dali are located.

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Above: Almudena Cathedral (the only one in the city) and The Royal Palace from eighteenth century (Palcio Real) located next to it. Below on the right: formerly the Palace of Communication (Palacio de Comunicaciones), currently The Cybele Palace (Palacio de Cibeles), the City Hall bulding.

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If you look carefully, you will see the Metropolis building (with the statue with wings on the top) in the background, almost fully covered by the giant billboard ;(

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