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  • Bhanuka V
    Galle, Sri Lanka9 contributions
    This is one of the greatest collection of art from Greek statues to Italian renaissance art. A massive collection of Goya and Ruben's.
    The copy of mana Lisa and many works that replicate the style of da Vinci
    A massive collection of Spanish art including some works of piccaso.
    It's so massive I really don't think even a week of continuous visits will cover all of the treasures within
    The only problem is photos are not allowed. What a bummer.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Morag D
    Dundee, UK13 contributions
    We visited in November and spent a couple of hours walking round this stunning park, definitely worth a visit. Sculptures, Glass Houses, Entertainment, boating pond and stunning gardens made this a must do experience.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Gayle I
    Edinburgh, UK16 contributions
    worth a visit both in the evening and during the day - we even had lunch in a nearby restaurant which allowed us to have the Palace as our backdrop and was surprisingly reasonable -
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Kathy S
    Honolulu, HI275 contributions
    Enjoyed a day of each of the main museums in Madrid--El Prado, La Reina Sofia and the Thyssen. Each was unique. This was our favorite.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Morag D
    Dundee, UK13 contributions
    Highly recommend this gallery, a good size to allow you to stroll round in a few easy hours. Guernica and Figure in the Window were my personal favourites but so much to choose from.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Tricia H
    Beverly, MA14 contributions
    This is a small gem in Madrid! The museum is in the house and gardens of Joaquin Sorolla. He is one of Spain’s most premier artists. He focused mainly on portraits and landscapes. But this does not adequately describe his work. He was very concerned with light and how it influenced the perception and observation of his subject. He studied in Spain, Italy, and Paris. You can see some of his experiments with Impressionism. Mostly, he painted in his own style. I recommend getting the audio guide they have in a variety of languages. So glad we didn’t miss this,
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Su G
    Simsbury, CT94 contributions
    Very busy area with tons of shops and resturants. Reminded me of 5th avenue in NYC. The side streets had alot of little tapas bars and restaurants. Some street entertainment as well as a adoption event for dogs. Nice to walk around and explore.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Troy S
    Nashville, TN3 contributions
    Typical tourist spot, watch your pockets. Good shopping and people watching. We stopped at a few cafes and you must go the the Muse de Jamon
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Grace B
    3 contributions
    I wasn’t originally planning on going, but decided to check it out in the afternoon. it was only €3 entry, and there was an audio guide app you could download on your phone (bring headphones!), and i ended up spending over 3.5 hours here until my phone died! absolutely fascinating museum - as others have said, can be a little confusing to follow, but i did the guided audio option on the app and it took me through the highlights of each exhibit (follow the headphone sign with the numbers). Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Madrid and have a few hours to spare.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Faye J
    Rugby, UK666 contributions
    Nice place to wander around with nowhere in mind to go...lovely streets with some quaint buildings and some amazing paintings on sides on houses
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • jose f
    Miami, FL124 contributions
    On our way to "La gran Via" was Plaza de Cibeles, a perfect picture spot, this plaza worth the visit day or night.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • dena f
    Oxfordshire, UK259 contributions
    A great open space with a wide trail for walking, running, or cycling. There were a number of smaller playgrounds along the route and you really only have to cross 1 major road along a 6km stretch. We rented a family cycle from Eco Moving Sports at an hourly rate and joined the crowd along the river.
    Written 13 November 2021
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  • kunfushuss
    Pennsylvania370 contributions
    Worth a walk into the park to see this. It's an old iron and glass structure that you can walk into. Currently there is an exhibit running inside also. Free to enter.

    You should brush up on the history of it a little, it's unique because of its history more so than its beauty, in some ways mirroring the eifel tower. While the building itself if not in wonderful shape, the immediate surroundings are wonderful. All around, recommended.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Liliana
    9 contributions
    It's a beautiful place.And specialy for lovers un LOVE.Very romantic. Else for go with Friends.
    Very secure place .Is like a farie tale.Amazing.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Malgorzata
    11,183 contributions
    Malasana is a district of Madrid full of cafes, bakeries and retro clothing stores. When delving into the district, you can see that what is most characteristic. On the ground floors of the tenement houses there are florists, tattoo studios, antique shops, shops with hand-made decorations, butcher's shops, fish shops, greengrocers, bakeries, boutiques, drugstores, haberdashery and of course bars and bistros. Quite a variety. There is a truly charming atmosphere here, transferred straight from a small town.In the Malasana district, you can feel a slight difference in height, which is rare in the city. At night you can visit avant-garde dance and rock clubs with live bands. It's worth getting lost, a little bit, in this area.
    Written 22 April 2022
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