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2002 - Madrid, Spain

A few days in the Spanish capital.

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Most of the days were spent wandering around the historical centre of the city, past the Royal Palace and so on.

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The Plaza Del Toro Monumental (the main bullfighting ring) in Madrid.

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A statue of King Alonso XII, Parque del Retiro.

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The Palacio de Cristalo in the Parque del Retiro.

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The front door of the Palacio Real.

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The Teatro Real (Opera House).

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The gardens next to the Palacio Real.

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The Plaza Mayor in Madrid, with a coin and bank note flea market happening.

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People protesting about something in the Plaza Puerta Del Sol.

The food is great although the Spaniards eat very late. But hey, when in Rome (or Madrid)...

I did a day trip to Salamanca. This is a very old university city about 200 km west of Madrid. One of the things to do here is to spot the frog on the university door.

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One of the many very old buildings in Salamanca.

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One of the two cathedrals in the city.

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The Plaza Mayor, one of the finest squares in all of Europe.

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The front door of the University of Salamanca.

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The skyline of Salamanca from the bridge on the Tormes River.
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Posted by nzhamsta 12:00 Archived in Spain

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