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10 Things to See at the British Museum

The British Museum is huge. It can be overwhelming for tourists who have no idea on what to see and where to start. With 8 million objects as collections, you can’t see them all in a day. But if you could, you’d be extremely exhausted at the end of your

The Grand Staircase at Palacio Real

In my previous post, I talked about the Grand Staircase at Palacio Real. You can’t miss this stairwell. You will enter and exit from here. So, imagine a grand entrance and grand exit. šŸ˜‰ The staircase isn’t just grand that screams opulence but it’s laden with interesting artworks. From the

A Look Inside The Splendid Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) is an epitome of opulence of the Spanish monarchy. It is the official residence of the Royal Family but it’sĀ only used for state ceremonies of visiting dignitaries and other famed VIPs. The facade itself is as impressive as the palace interior. The queue

Things to do at El Retiro Park

El Retiro Park in Madrid is one place you can go when the summer heat is too much to bear. It’s a pleasant place to escape from all the academic shit I had last summer. The park has vast greenery and cool shades everywhere. But, I think the best way

Photos: All the Food at Mercado de San Miguel

Mercado de San Miguel is Madrid’s most famous food market. It’s where you can get a lot of tapas and other small food potions forĀ ā‚¬1. And they’re quiet good, too! If there are glorious food, there are good drinks, too. The market has a variety of wines, beers and cocktails.

The Inside and Outside Beauty of Cibeles Palace

Cibeles Palace in Madrid is a lovely, neo-classical structure to admire when you’re from afar. In the afternoon, when the sun is setting, the facade is bathe in shimmering gold.Ā From dawn to dusk, the palace is a thing of beauty in Madrid’s downtown core. Every time I passed by here

Madrid Sunset from Terrazas Circulo Las Bellas Artes

You can view Madrid sunset from the terrazas Circulo Las Bellas Artes. But let me say that this is not really the highest place to watch sunset in the city. The building isn’t really tall enough to see the city’s panoramic view. With an open bar and comfortable mattresses to

Chocolateria de San Gines – Where Churros Taste Good

Google a place on where to eat churros in Madrid and there’s one that stands out: Chocolateria de San Gines. It’s in an alley so it would be a bit difficult to find. ButĀ if you ask the locals around Puerta del Sol, they know where it is. It’s a cafe

Botin Restaurant – The Oldest in the World

Botin Restaurant in Madrid is touted as the “Oldest Restaurant in the World.” Such prestige is confirmed and awarded by the Guinness World of Record. The restaurant has been serving food since 1725! Yeah, 9 more years and the restaurant will be celebrating its existence for 300 years! Wow, right?

The Hideout of the Robinhood of Madrid

The former hideout of the Robinhood of Madrid is now a restaurant – Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas. It’s right off the corner of Plaza Mayor under the arch where it was once called the “Arch of Knives.” Ā It is believed that after his thieving acts, Luis Candelas would hide

Plaza de EspaƱa at Night Literally Takes My Breath Away

Plaza de EspaƱa at night is enchanting. If this Renaissance-Moorish architecture impresses you during the day, you’ve got to see it at night. It turned into a magical place where it literally took my breath away. It’s the perfect place for a date, too, especially when the moon is shining.

Plaza de EspaƱa – A Timeless Square in Sevilla

Plaza de EspaƱa in Sevilla is a beautiful, timeless square that no tourists or visitors would dare skip seeing. It’s not just a sight to behold but also an architectural wonder that speaks volumes of the city’s past glory. These photos will prove that Plaza de Espana is a must-see

The Palace of San Telmo in Sevilla

The Palace of San Telmo is a unique, baroque-style building in the heart of Sevilla. You can’t resist stopping outside for its red walls and richly decorated facade. The portal itself is a work of art that took three generations (in 70 years) to complete. The Palace of San Telmo

Time Stands Still at Seville Real Alcazar

Seville Real Alcazar will never fail to enchant you. The palace is magnificent, from its roof to the walls to the ground and to the gardens. The tile works, the designs, and the architectural delicateness of arches and carvings will blow your mind away. The rooms are even more stunning

The Interior Design of Real Alcazar in Sevilla

The interior design of Real Alcazar in Sevilla is stunningly gorgeous! Located in the city’s heart, the palace is not to be missed. The interior design of the palace is a true testament to the rich history and cultural influences that have shaped the region. From the intricate carvings and
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