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Córdoba Private Guided Day Tour from Madrid
"Enjoy this private 8 hour tour with your guide and get to the historical city of Cordoba very comfortably in a fast train service. The tour will start off with a ride from Madrid's ATOCHA train station and then travel comfortably by fast train to your official tour guide will meet you at the train station and your private tour will start. Your tour is completely personalized to fit your own needs. The tour will be organized taking into account what you want. An example of what some of the Jewish quarter and Gothic architecture and roman remains.The tour will finish off at the same meeting point.""""Once you visit Madrid and have a day to spare you cannot miss on a visit to Cordoba. Embark on an amazing full-day excursion. Explore Cordoba’s Moorish monuments with your private tour guide and emerge yourself in the historical streets and admire the great architecture."title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+full-day+tour+to+Cordoba+from+Madrid&2=Ride+the+fast+train+with+a+guide+through+the+scenic+Andalusian+countryside&3=See+highlights+of+the+city%27s+UNESCO-listed+historic+center&4=Step+inside+Cardoba%27s+famous+cathedral+built
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Madrid Full Day by High Speed Train from different points in Spain
"Transfer by your own to the High Speed Railway Station to take the morning High Speed Train to Madrid. Arrival in Madrid. Free time to discover this magnificent city considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. We include an afternoon city tour at 15.00 h (meeting at 14.45 h) in our VPT Terminal at C/ Ferraz 3. The best tour to get acquainted with the city. During approximated 2:30 hours we’ll see the most important buildings avenues and squares to know the monuments and its history from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present modern city: Gran Vía Plaza de España University
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Madrid Full Day Tour by High Speed Train from Valencia
"Transfer by your own to Valencia Railway Station to take the morning High Speed Train to Madrid. In Madrid you will have free time to discover this magnificent city considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. It is included an afternoon city tour at 15.00 h (meeting at 14.45 h) in the terminal. Enjoy visiting this amazing city during 2.30 hour where you will see the most important buildings avenues and squares to know the monuments and its history from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present modern city: Gran Vía Plaza de España University Moncloa
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Architecture Tips (27)

Azulejos 4

The Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación building on Avenida de la Cuidad de Barcelona will almost certainly be the first bit of architecture to catch your eye if you arrive in Madrid on...
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Feb 26, 2012

Azulejos 3

A couple of lovely examples of azulejos tilework can be found in the equally lovely El Retiro park.The Palacio de Velazquez was built in 1883 for a mining exhibition: its exterior has beautiful,...
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leics
Feb 26, 2012

Azulejos 2

Madrid streets (at least those I saw) are mostly signed with azulejos tilework.This was very useful, because it helped me learn a bit more Spanish as well as keeping my place on my map.In case you...
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leics
Feb 26, 2012

Azulejos 1

'Azulejos' comes form the Arabic word 'zellige' and means a sort of painted and tin-glazed ceramic tilework.I saw quite a lot in Portugal, and Spain has it too: in fact the Moors introduced it to...
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leics
Feb 26, 2012

Mudejar architecture.

The 'mudejares' were the Muslims who remained in Spain after it was re-conquered in and became a Christian country. Many were hugely skilled in architectural techniques, and the term 'mudejar' refers...
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leics
Feb 26, 2012

Melting ice-cream?

The building which houses the Sociedad General de Autores Y Editores ...the Palacia Longoria...is a mass of melting white twiddliness. Apparently it was inspired by Gaudi's work in Barcelona and is of...
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leics
Feb 25, 2012

Casa de Malicia

Hmm..'house of malice' doesn't quite work as a translation. 'Sneaky house' is better.I believe these houses (a few still remain) are unique to Madrid. They were first built in the mid-to late 1500s...
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leics
Feb 25, 2012

Unexpected...

Wandering through Lavapies district I was struck by a large and obviously old ex-church, now used (in part) as the Biblioteca Escuelas Pias.From further research it seems the church (and associated...
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leics
Feb 25, 2012

Muralla Arabe

'The Arab Walls.'By the mid-800s Madrid belonged to the Moors, and they built a fortress there to protect Toledo and other settlements. You can see nothing of this time now except a small section of...
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leics
Feb 23, 2012

Look for the small details.

As you wander Madrid's streets (and you should allow yourself plenty of time to wander) keep your eyes open for small details.Decorative fan-shaped ironwork...the double-headed Austrian eagle...small...
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leics
Feb 19, 2012

Cine Ideal

Sunday evenings would not be the same without Ideal Cinemas. They have a great selection of international cinema, and they play the movies in the original soundtrack with subtitles... a kindness not...
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agarcia
Apr 04, 2011

Four Towers Business Area

The site where the Real Madrid Sports city were based is now occupied by the Four Towers Business Area, formed by four skyscrapers standing in a row which set a new record for building heights in...
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Jul 22, 2010
 
 
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Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid

Train lovers lookie here! The Railroad Museum includes exhibitions of steam, electric and diesel trains and wagons. They have 4 rooms featuring infrastructure and models of foreign and Spanish trains....
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Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - in short: Museo Reina Sofía - is Madrids leading modern art museum. Established 1992, it began to take over the Prado Collection of 20th century modern...
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La Casa Encendida

So La Casa Encendida is a kind of socially-conscious project/creative and learning space sponsored by the Caja Madrid bank.... The building has several floors with various different spaces, most...
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El Parque del Buen Retiro

The Retiro Park (Park of the Pleasant Retreat) is the largest Public Park in Madrid and was formerly a private park of the Spanish Monarchy. This park has historical significance as is was formerly...
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Retiro Park

This park wasn't designed for ordinary people - it was designed for Royalty. And it shows. The park is vast and magnificently ornamented. There are fountains, sculptures, a crystal palace and a...
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Palacio Cristal

We found Palacio Cristal accidentally on the walk around Retiro park. There leads a path under trees and opens into a lake, where live turtles and dugs. In the middle of the lake sprays a fountain. On...
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