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.
- Couchsurfing and the Prado Masterworks
- Plaza del Sol, Royal Palace, and La Latina
- Final Thoughts – Brussels, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, and Spain
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Monday 20th of September 2010
i love MADRID & padro is excellent.
Thursday 9th of September 2010
Oh my goshâ€“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.
Thursday 19th of August 2010
must visit Prado...
Aditi L (gaytravel.com/blog)
Sunday 8th of August 2010
La Latina is great to start out in but Chueca and Sol are much more party-neighborhoods!
-Aditi L (gaytravel.com/blog)
Saturday 7th of August 2010
I love the Prado!