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Friday Flashback: Madrid

An artist sells his paintings outside the Prado.

An artist sells his paintings outside the Prado.

Spain's capital of Madrid was my last stop on a whirlwind trip through western Europe.

The Prado (museum) houses a large number of masterpieces, and I recognized quite a few from my days of studying art history in college. 

It's now one of my favorite museums, along with the Musee d'Orsay in Paris (impressionists) and the National Gallery of Art's East wing (modern) in Washington, DC.

My couchsurfing host also took me out to the popular La Latina nightlife area my last night.

Planning a trip? Go Backpacking recommends:

bill of lading

Monday 20th of September 2010

i love MADRID & padro is excellent.

Vacation Destination

Thursday 9th of September 2010

Oh my gosh–how fortuitous! I'm heading to Madrid in October and these info just make me even more excited to go! As a traveler i love to travel different parts of the world.


Pondicherry Tourism

Thursday 19th of August 2010

must visit Prado...

Aditi L (

Sunday 8th of August 2010

La Latina is great to start out in but Chueca and Sol are much more party-neighborhoods!

-Aditi L (


Saturday 7th of August 2010

I love the Prado!

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