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El Prado, In Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art

A small area in the heart of Madrid, called the “Golden Triangle of Art,” holds some of the world’s greatest art treasures. Three museums, each with its particular claim to fame, are within easy walking distance of each other: The Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofia.   They have all changed and expanded in recent years …

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A Tapas Tour of Northern Spain

  Tapas. Pinxtos. Or less formally, little bites of Spanish goodness. There are plenty of reasons to go to Spain; tapas just happen to be the tastiest. In northern Spain, typical tapas styles and the dishes that represent them can vary widely, as can the protocol for ordering and eating them in different regions. Here’s …

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The Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain

  While I was pursuing a degree at Université de Rennes II (France) in French Studies with a specialty in Art History, I got “schooled,” French-style, by my civilization professor one day in class. “Where is Picasso’s greatest work housed?” he queried, looking me straight in the eye. I was shocked for two reasons. First, …

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Easy Day-Trips from Madrid

  Surrounded by a trifecta of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Madrid’s central location and status as a transportation hub within Spain makes getting out and exploring the surrounding towns a breeze. Here are some great places to spend an afternoon out of the city and further explore Spanish culture. Toledo Just a short (about 30 …

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