Madrid Journals

The High Life in Madrid

A February 1999 trip to Madrid by nickj

Quote: On my way back from Lisbon to Paris I stopped off for four days in Madrid. Madrid might not have the reputation of its more racy cousin, Barcelona, but it's still a lovely city.

The High Life in Madrid

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Food, Reina Sophia, Art, Tapas, Toledo.

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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

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Attraction | "Reina Sophia"

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The Sofia is a modern art gallery and has works from modern Spanish artists including Picasso, Miro and Gaudi. The most important single piece is Picasso’s Guernica. Hung in a huge gallery, surrounded by some of Picasso’s preliminary sketches and no less than four armed guards, Guernica depicts German atrocities in the Spanish town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. The Germans bombed the town on April 26, 1937 in the full knowledge that the town had no military significance and being market day would be crowded with people from all over the country side. There were 10,000 people in the town and after three hours most of the town and the people had been annihilated. Picasso painted Guernica ...Read More

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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Santa Isabel 52
Madrid, Spain 28012
+34 (91) 7741000

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I like Madrid mainly because I was a little homesick the other night and it provided the perfect solution for me. I was getting a bit sniffly and missing my Vegemite and needed something from home. So I went out for dinner to a Japanese restaurant. Now, I don't expect any of you to understand that but it worked a treat. The miso soup alone could have sustained me for a couple of weeks and the sushi and chicken karaage were just fantastic! On the same street with the Japanese restaurant was an Irish pub, a couple of tapas bars, a Chinese restaurant and a French bakery. Now how could you not like a city that pays that much attention to good food ? Like a lot of Spanish cities, M...Read More