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Spain Is A Tourist's Paradise

Feb 10, 2008
Until you've been to Madrid Spain you can only read about and imagine all there is to see and do. Once you go there, you'll see why travel agents claim Spain is a tourist's paradise.

Retiro Park is a sight you won't want to miss seeing with the many monuments and sculptures they have for viewing. The park, Parque del buen Retiro, which is set on 300 acres, also includes a lake where you can rent boats for that romantic late night ride.

Once the site of the royal palace that housed Phillip IV, all that's left is the Cann Del Buen Retiro and the Museo del Ejrcito. Any buildings that were there were destroyed in the early 19th century during the Napoleonic wars. The Ejrcito in now a great tourist attraction with many army pieces such as the sword used by El Cid, a famous Spanish warrior. You'll also get to check out El Cid's La Tizona plus the cross that Columbus carried with him on his journey. These are just a few of the many artifacts there.

Retiro Park has been available to the public since 1868, although it was actually around since 1632. Since it became available natives of Madrid and tourists alike have enjoyed the many attractions whether it be jugglers, musicians playing in the streets or having their fortune told. What a perfect holiday getaway. Make your holidays perfect with a trip to Madrid and see for yourself all it has to offer. If you take that boat ride, row slowly so you don't miss the statue of King Alfonso XII sitting proudly on his horse. This statue has been there since 1922 and is complete with a colonnade shaped in a partial circle.

At the other end of the lake, you will find the Crystal Palace (Palacio de Cristal), an elegant and beautiful place built for displaying exotic plants. Nearby is the Palacio de Valzquez, which is used to temporarily store exhibits from the Queen Sofia art museum.

Just when you think you've see all the beauty you could possibly see, the Rosaleda rose garden is right in front of you. This is a piece of beauty for tourists and natives. If you walk through the Plaza de Honduras and on Avenida de Cuba, you will get to see the much talked about El Angel Cado, a statue showing Satan as one of the fallen angels. Whether you and your spouse want to take a trip for two to Spain or take the family, there is something for everyone.

On Serrano Street, you can have your choice of fancy restaurants or simple outdoor cafes for any type of cuisine you desire. Near here is the Prado museum, where you'll want to spend hours just loving the exhibits.
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Kurt Schefken is writing primarily for http://www.alicante-spain.com , an online site covering information on sangria ingredients and how do you make sangria. His publications on sangria are found on his website .
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