Madrid

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If you ever meet an excellent young gentleman, that was Madrid.City with attitude. 

Great and colossal architecture. Big streets.

 Culture center. Museum “Prado”. Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Center. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art. Monuments on every corner.

Flamenco! Flamenco is one of Spain's greatest contributions to the musical art form. You can  see it in many bars and taverns in Madrid. The best flamenco since the 19th century.

 Madrid is world-famous for its old cafés, cozy tapas bars and restaurants. Lots of “Museums of ham”. Street artists. 

Madrid is located a little north east from the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula, located on the river Manzanares.  The name Madrid comes from the Arabic "magerit" which means “place of many streams”.

The best time for visiting Madrid is in the spring, from the middle of March to May. Belive me, in July it was so dam hot. We use to take breaks in bars with cooler inside or cooler with water outside. The citizens of Madrid live by a daily routine; during "siesta" most of citizens take a break to cool off. We also take a break during our first day, ‘cos our trip from Barcelona wasn’t comfortable.

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              Madrid je, za razliku od Barse, jedan ugladjen grad. Pravi dzentlmen. Iako je veliki, i pre svega, glavni grad Spanije, ipak se ne osjeca ona luda uzurbanost i trka koj aopsjeda sve zapadnoevropske gradove. U Madridu se zna vrijeme sijeste i fieste, taj se obicaj nije izgubio, pa makar kapitalizam sto puta vise uzeo maha u ovom sviojetu. U neku ruku ta odmjerenost je neobicna za Spance. Svi ocekuju mnogo lupanja, vike, dobacivanja, glasnih sala....ali Madrid je otmjen. Ipak se u njemu nalazi kraljeva palata.

                   Ono sto nam je palo u oci, to je da se do rijeke treba spustiti obalom s druge strane dvora. A dvor nam je bio granica djelovanja na zapadnoj strani grada, te smo rijeku nekako omasili i potpuno preskocili. Sad mi je krivo zbog toga, ali ta dv adana nisam znala di cu prije.

                        Naravno da smo obisli sva tri muzeja koja su bil aoznacena sa "nikako ne propustiti". I da bismo stigli obici ih, napravili smo plan za svaki muzej. Utvrdili smo sta zelimo u svakom od njih da vidimo, oznacili to na mapi muzeja i ciljano isli od sobe do sobe. Ostajali smo bez daha pred Van Goghom. Strepili pred navalom Picasa. Gubili se u svjetovima kjaro-skuro El Greka...i sve u svemu jako emotivno dozivili umjetnost koju su nam slikari i skulptori ostavili u amanet.

                   Iako nismo iscrpili sve ono sto muzeji pruzaju, tjesimo se da smo vidjeli ono najbitnije, a za potpuno uzivanje cemo odvojiti neko drugo putovanje...jer u Madrid se moramo vratiti, to nam je dogovor koji moramo ispostovati.

Vecer u Madridu j epuna zivosti koja se tokom dana povlaci i skriva. Inace, Spanci kao da tek predvece pocinju da zive. Obisli smo ulice, zavirili u barove, jeli u danonocno otvorenim Muzejima sunke, a zapravo prodavnicama u kojima se prodaje samo sunka u hiljadu i jednoj kombinaciji. 

               Hostel nam je bio u samom centru na Puerta del sol. Odmah u onoj ulicici koja izlazi na Gran Via i u kojoj se nudi ljubav za male pare. Ni u jednom trenutku se nismo osjetili imalo ugrozenim bezbjednosno. Sam hostel je fantasticno uredan, cist, na odlicnom mjestu, sa usluznim osobljem.

            


 
irmayu says:
tnx :)
Posted on: May 19, 2011
amythest says:
love your notes
Posted on: May 18, 2011
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