Spain, a country in Europe and a member state of European Union, is located in south-western Europe. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east, by France to the north and by Portugal and Atlantic Ocean to the northwest and west. The capital of Spain is the city of Madrid. The official language of Spain is Spanish with other recognized regional languages being Aranese, Basque, Catalan/Valencian and Galician. The peseta was the old currency in use in Spain. In 2002, it was replaced by the euro. Continue reading Spain, A Wonderful Tourist Destination
Madrid is the Spanish city that hosts numerous museums famous in the entire world; the Prado Museum is no exception as it is world renowned as being one of the most exquisite art galleries. It became famous due to the fact that it houses works belonging to famous painters from all over the world such as Diego Velasquez, Goya, Titian, Botticelli, Raphael, Rembrandt and even Poussin. Do not program your visit to the museum on Mondays because it is closed. Continue reading Madrid And Its Beautiful Museums
Madrid is the heartthrob of Spain. Some tourists say that it is always better to go round this city on foot because if one goes by car, he would miss many of the places worth seeing. There is so much to see; great museums, parks, markets, churches, cable car and what not. Unless the tour is well planned, the tourist will certainly miss many of the places worth seeing. An attempt has been made to introduce few of the important places in this great city.
Museums: Of all the museums that are there in Madrid, following three museums are considered to be the best:
Museo del Prado: This museum is about 191 years old. It has the most prestigious painting called ‘Las Meninas’ by the famous painter Diego Velzquez of Spain. Apart from this, it has a huge collection of works of European art of 12th century to 19th century. It has a huge collection of more than 10000 objects, all of which are on display. Continue reading Places of interest for tourists in Madrid