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Strebler's Perspective




My wife and I usually avoid Madrid on our trips to Spain, preferring the cooler, less crowded, more beautiful northwestern regions: Asturias, Cantabria, and Galicia. But this year we ended up spending a few days in the Spanish capital, and managed to have a good time there despite the heat and the crowds. A highlight for us was the National Archaeological Museum, which contains an amazing breadth and depth of collections from prehistoric times through the 20th century. The three hours we spent there ended up not being nearly enough, but was still well worthwhile, especially considering that – at only 3 € - the admission cost was one of Madrid’s best bargains.


Speaking of bargains, we didn’t find many in Eastern Europe and Spain, which allegedly are full of them. Spain’s economy may still be reeling, with unemployment around 25%, but you’d never know it from the ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.

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