Tuesday, September 18, 2012

#1 Spain

First stop was Madrid Spain. We stayed at the Mercure Hotel. It is old and run down but I think everything in Spain is old! Haha!
My favorite part was the Ginos restaurant across the street, the ravioli carbonara was too die for, I will try to recreate it here at home, so check back for that recipe!
If you visit Madrid, stay on the Gran Via Street, it is the most widely used blvd and has tons of shops, churches and takes you to the Prado museum and the Park behind it is the one thing to see in Madrid!
I loved the fact that when you eat in Europe there is always a bottle of wine on the table! I was able to taste many wines and the Spain wines were my favorite! There is a picture of a red wine Ronna and I sampled at lunch at an outdoor cafe in Madrid, it was sooooo good!
Our Hotel



A Church we walked into off Gran Via, I almost cried at the pure holy-ness inside!

Madrid taken atop a hill on a bus tour we took to show us all of Madrid!

The Fabulous Red!

3 comments:

Bead and Needle said...

Did you take a picture of the Prado? And, did you get the name of the church?

Colleen Mcgraw said...

Madrid Spain is one place I haven't been but would love to one day - I'm so glad you took a bus tour of the city it's a great way to get your bearings when you travel.
I bet that isn't the only bottle of wine you drank!

Colleen said...

I'm like Colleen - that's one place I haven't been to either but heard lots about it from Cory & Riyoko who visited two years ago!

Did you find something, other than Zin, that you might enjoy more?