Moorish Empire 2010 Travel Journal

Madrid Museums

Nov 19, 2010 Fri
08:20Madrid Museums
09:38Artistic Walk
09:40:22 Subway
09:59Santa Teresa Church
10:14Emilio Castelar
10:18Toros Ibericos by Alberto Sanchez
10:20Mere Ubu by Joan Miro
10:25Estela de Venus by Amadeo Gabino
10:25Mere Ubu by Joan Miro
10:31Xmas Tree of Villa Magna
10:40Biblioteca Nacional
Don't like the security procedure, skipped.
10:43Artistic Walk
10:59Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
and it starts raining 10 mins ago... perfect time to visit the museum
First visit the Impressionist Garden with works of Monet and Prassrio...
The Audio Commentary is excellent, much better than the one from Rina Sofia. (3.5� for main or 5.1� for both)
12:42Main Collection
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There are three floors, start from floor 2, down to floor 1 and finish off at floor 0. Floor 2 and 1 is huge. Floor 2 has painting from early Italian Renaissance. Floor 1 is the impressionist, expressionist... and all the good stuff of 18 to early 20th century. Lastly floor 0 is mostly Cubism and paintings from late 19th to 20th century

Entry: 8� for temp exhibition
10� for main
winter hours: 10am to 7:00pm, close Monday

It will take a whole day if follow the audio commentary

17:00End Visit to Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza museum
5 h is too short for this museum
17:01Prado Museum
Free visit on Friday
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There are two floors, 1 and 2. Both floors are quite huge. Unlike the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza and Rina Sofia museums, some of the painting has English description. But it is still worth it to obtain the Audio commentary (3.5�), it is a bit more detail than the description.
It is a bit bigger than the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, so a full visit will probably take a whole day (maybe more if you want to follow all commentaries).
Walking the museum is more tiresome than hiking...
Weekday Opening time: 9:00 am to 8:00pm
20:03 royal academic building
20:12Westin Hotel
20:27Dinner at Bar Tronco
No, I shouldn't take my dinner at a bar, bad choice, bad food.
Mushroom 6.5�
Oily Potato 4 �
Total 14�... not a very successful dinner, yesterday I have better luck in picking restaurants.
20:31 dinner at bar tronco
20:33 salty mushroom at bar tronco
21:09 night skater
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