Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 2 - Madrid - Palacio Real

Monday morning we started off by heading to Madrid's Palacio Real.  Outside the palace is the Plaza de Oriente.

This palace was gigantic!  It had over 2,800 rooms which is 3.5x larger (in terms of rooms) than Versailles!

The Throne Room.

The palace also has what is called the Royal Quartet of Stradivarius instruments.  They have two violins, a viola and a cello.

Outside of the Palace is the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Almudena which was finally finished in 1998 afer it was started 350 years before! 

1 comment:

Jayna said...

Very cool...I left your post up the other night so David could see your pictures as well. We'll enjoy them together. Ha ha!