madrid pt 4

As we continue our extensive in-depth Madrid coverage…

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

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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.

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Nearby, we happened upon a beautiful view of the city

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

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Cable cars!

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

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This monument was right by our hostel

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Really pretty–no idea what it’s for

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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.

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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?

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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!

4 thoughts on “madrid pt 4

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  1. 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…

  2. 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.

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