Saturday, April 16, 2016


We actually spent three nights in this city. A very nice change from the constant on the bus and to the next overnight stop. We could actually settle in a bit.

This is a breath taking city. Old mingling with modern makes quite the impact.

Our first stop was the Plaza de Espania. What a wonderful place. Tile murals line the walls and a lovely central area for people to meet.

Each autonomous community had a mural to explain a bit about themselves. In Canada we would call each community a province, in the United States they could be called a state.

Soaring archways and a wonderfully artistic wood tile ceiling surrounded the plaza.

The bridge in the center of the plaza.

We then traveled to the Maria Luisa Park. We didn't get to see the whole park, just a small portion of the beginning of it.

As we entered the park the first thing we saw was all these pigeons. The story behind them is cute. They say a groundskeeper used to drop food for them everyday and at first the pigeons wouldn't come until he left. Gradually they became less frightened of him and would finally eat almost out of his hand. I do know they were not afraid of us at all.

Here are some pictures of the beginning of the park.

We then got back on the bus and went back to the hotel where we went out for lunch. The afternoon we visited the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Here Christopher Columbus was buried.

This is the tomb of Christopher Columbus.

Perhaps the largest organ I have ever seen.

Masters working on restoration projects in the Cathedral.

In the evening we visited a Flamenco.

It was a wonderful show. I can not believe how fast their feet moved. We were right up front and could see the floor bending beneath their movements.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

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