madrid pt 4

May 9, 2012

As we continue our extensive in-depth Madrid coverage…


let me bring you to a little piece of ancient Egypt in Spain!


This ancient Egyptian architecture is the Temple of Debod, dedicated to the goddess Isis. It was built in 2 BC (over 2,000 years ago!) and rebuilt in Madrid.


Nearby, we happened upon a beautiful view of the city


But we were on our way to an even more impressive panoramic view of Madrid.


Cable cars!



These were definitely a welcome respite from our miles upon miles of walking, and the view was pretty spectacular!



This monument was right by our hostel


Really pretty–no idea what it’s for


As previously mentioned, Amy was a former inhabitant of Madrid last semester and fell in love with the city. She used my visit to relive her semester by pretty much planning my itinerary for me 🙂 It was awesome to have an expert source on the best sights to see beyond what my guidebook told me. Besides the recommendations on a sick cave bar (Chapandez) and 7 story club (Kapital), Amy gave me a great place for authentic paella, one of Spain’s signature dishes.


Not only did she recommend a delicious restaurant, but she called the restaurant and made reservations in Spanish for us under my name! Best friend ever?


This classic seafood and rice dish was MASSIVE and delicious for sure–and chock full of a variety of crustacean friends…that we promptly devoured.

The end is near for our Madrid adventures…but there is one last day to share with a very important event (read: delicious food item that we could not leave without trying). And then we are off to beautiful Barcelona!


I am late to the party but, indeed, more fabulous pics!! I want that paella too 🙂 I am going to have to visit that restaurant. Thank you so much for sharing.

wooow….great photos of Madrid!!! So exciting 🙂


Amazing! I could go for some fresh paella right about now! Maybe I’ll just have to learn how to make it and make it taste as good as when I was in Spain…

AHH I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU! We are going to Madrid together someday. Seriously.

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