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Atocha train station
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Cibeles Fountain
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Paella
(typical Spanish rice dish)
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Retiro Park in Central Madrid
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March 99 group by a windmill
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Don Quijote’s windmills
in La Mancha
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Plaza Mayor
Philip III’s statue
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a street in old Madrid
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Barajas airport
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boarding our bus
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daffodils in Retiro Park
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Flamenco Show in Casa Patas
(2002)

Penn State York Visits Central Spain:

Toledo

Segovia, Avila

El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen

Here is a list of useful websites which I highly recommend as sources of information in preparation for your trip:

Go on a virtual visit of thePrado Museum. Choose Visits, What there is to see, which will show the 50 best works of art the museum has to offer. Another interesting option is Look at picture, where there are several important works by El Greco, Goya and Velázquez, including his most famous painting “Las meninas”. The detailed description is excellent and this will really prepare you for when we actually see the original paintings.

Reina Sofía Art Center (Modern Art, including Picasso’s “Guernica.”)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Best private collection of art in the world. Eclectic, from Middle Ages to 20th c.

View our hotel in Madrid

Take a virtual tour of Madrid, great photos and historical info. Forty one slides

Tons of photos, 360 panoramic views, video, and descriptions of Madrid. The website of a real Madrid “fanatic”. Pretty cool.

Weather forecast for Madrid

Madrid guide for eating out: tapas, typical dishes, etc.

Madrid guide to Flamenco. We may go to “Casa Patas” for good flamenco

NYTimes article on What’s doing in Madrid, 1999

Madrid subway map

Madrid street map. Our hotel is by the Sevilla subway stop.

Facts About Madrid


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