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The Royal Palace in Madrid is a historic gem that is a must see while visiting Spain’s capital.   It is one of the largest royal palaces in Western Europe and the palace is the official residence of the Royal family.  However, during our tour, we learned that the palace is only used for official ceremonies.  The palace is owned and governed by the Spanish government.  The royal building was built on… Read More

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This past weekend I had the opportunity to experience the Fiesta de la Trashumancia de Madrid.  The fiesta brings awareness to the rights of traditional grazing practices in Spain.  This long standing tradition and way of life is threatened by overdevelopment and the fiesta in Madrid brings awareness to the traditions and customs of the people who live off the land in Spain. My friend and I woke up early to take… Read More

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At least once a week I stop into the Mercado De San Miguel to indulge in the many colorful drinks and delicious delicacies that this market has to offer.  It’s one of my favorite places to eat and drink in Madrid.  Yes, there are a lot of tourist but there are also many locals that frequent the market too. The market is located near the Plaza Mayor, which makes it easy to… Read More

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This past weekend, I visited El Rastro (The Trail), which is a huge open air market in Madrid, Spain.  Luckily, the sun was out and so were the locals.  El Rastro has 3,500 booths on multiple streets south of La Latina neighborhood.  In addition to the booths, you can shop at multiple stores that are located in the area.  Of course, there are some amazing bars to visit and have a drink… Read More

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