Geocaching in Madrid!

After the excitement from visiting the remains of the Expo in Sevilla, I was encouraged to check out if Madrid had any hidden mysteries. While I didn’t find any old structures similar to those in Sevilla, I did discover Geocaching. For those unfamiliar with it, Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. People navigate to a … Continue readingGeocaching in Madrid!

Sevilla and Cordoba

Over this past weekend, a couple of friends and I took a weekend trip down to Sevilla and Cordoba. Sevilla is known for the being the location that Christopher Columbus set sail to the Americas on his first expedition. Cordoba is known for it’s architecture which derives it’s influence from Muslim culture. The weekend, overall, was quite an experience. We … Continue readingSevilla and Cordoba

Palacio Real de Madrid

On Wednesday, we took a field trip to the Palacio Real de Madrid. Although the royal family doesn’t currently reside there, they use the building for state functions, weddings, funerals, and various events throughout the year, reserved only for the royal family. They currently reside in a less modest palace, the Zarzuela Palace, just outside of Madrid. Although the palace … Continue readingPalacio Real de Madrid

When you just need to relax in Madrid

After class on monday, we decided to get in the spirit of Spain and play “fútbol” in the courtyard inside of the University. While the basketball hoops didn’t seem to be in the greatest shape, you could definitely tell the field has been in use. It wasn’t too hot so we took some time to relax from a busy first … Continue readingWhen you just need to relax in Madrid

Toledo, Spain – The Ancient City

On Saturday, we took a day long trip to Toledo, just southwest and a half-hour train ride from Madrid. We decided to take the scenic tour around Toledo, and it was beyond what I had expected. Toledo is truly a beautiful city. It rests on a hill surrounded by a river and large stone walls built throughout the centuries to keep out … Continue readingToledo, Spain – The Ancient City

La Alcalá de Henares Spain

On Friday, we took a half day trip to the northwest region of Spain called “La Alcalá de Henares”. It was the home of Cervantes through the 16th century and the early 17th century. Over time the city has grown to gather influences from Spanish and Italian culture. Many of it’s streets are similar to those that can be found … Continue readingLa Alcalá de Henares Spain

La Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid Spain

On Wednesday, we had the opportunity to visit the Queen Sofia Museum in downtown Madrid. The museum showcases work from Picasso, Dalí, and Marí. We attended the museum to take a closer look at one of Picasso’s more famous paintings, the Guernica. Guernica was painted in 1937 by Picasso after he had fled Spain for France due to Dictator Franco’s … Continue readingLa Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid Spain