Madrid  

Madrid (02/20/2011 – 02/25/2011):

Hotel Contact Info:    Hotel Rex
C/ Gran Vía nº43 
Madrid

                                    Tel: (+34) 91 547 48 00
E-mail:
 info@hrex.es
http://www.hrex.es/en/hotel-gran-via-madrid.html

 


the art of Spain


From Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 8pm (including holidays)

Closed: On Mondays throughout the year

Free

Admission to the Museum is free for the following visitors:

(Credentials will be checked at the ticket office and the corresponding valid and updated identification document must be presented in each case)

All visitors to the permanent collection: From Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 8pm, and Sundays from 5pm to 8pm. On December 6, November 19, October 12, May 2 and International Museum Day, during the full opening hours

children under 18




  • Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00 h
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 14:30 h
  • Tuesday: closed
  • General Admission (Collection + Temporary Exhibitions): 6 €
    groups must be > 15
    free to minors under 18
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:19:00 h – Close (with the exception of groups with 15 or more members)

    Saturdays: 14:30 h – Close.

    Sundays: 10:00 h – Close.

  • "Paseo del Arte" Pass

    Price: 17,60 €

    Validity: One year after the date when the pass is issued.

    Features: This pass allows visitors one-time access to the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo Reina Sofía.

    Availability: Interested persons may purchase this card at the Museum’s Ticket Office.


Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 7pm
-General € 8.00
-Reduced * € 5.50

Reduced (only at the ticket office with proof of status):  Senior Citizens (over 65), Pensioners, students, Youth Card holders and family groups Comprised of at least one adult and three children (or two, if one is Physically impaired), included in the Same large-family card.






  • the Royal Palace is the largest in Europe... the royal family lived here until 1931 when Alfonso XIII adbidcated....
    it took 26 years to build its 2800 rooms



additional Madrid culture

Museo Arqueologico Nacional
spanish only website

Museum of Archaeology

Open  Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 to 20:00.
Sundays and holidays from 9:30 to 15:00.
free
groups: register 15 days in advance



Royal Botanical Garden January and February from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Normal: €2.50

Reduced rate: €1.25 for students

Groups: €0.60

With advance booking (see the regulations for organised group visits)

Free:

Senior citizens (aged 65 and over)
School groups (but must book 1 week in advance)
School teachers (duly accredited)

Retiro Park

shopping in Madrid





Toledo

a UNESCO World Heritage site, Toledo was founded by the Romans and served as the capital for the Visigoths



  • it took 250 years to bulid (1226 -1495), and incorporates Roman, Baroque, and Gothic architecture

    free, open daily 8 am - noon, 4 - 6 pm

    but the art (choir, sacristy, treasury, charter house)
    costs EU 5.50; open from 10:30 am - 6 pm
  • constructed by the Romans,
      rebuilt by the Christians...
      a former imperial residence,
      closed for renovation ? as a military museum

         




  • Santa Cruz Museum



  • divided into 3 parts:
    archaeology of the Romans, Visigoths, Moors, & Mujedars
    fine arts, including 15 El Grecos
    industrial arts, including contemporary crafts

    Monday to Saturday, 10am-6.30pm. Sundays and public holidays, 10am-2pm.  Free admission.

Barcelona

Hotel Contact Info:    Hotel Balmes
                                   
Mallorca, 216              08008 Barcelona

Tel: +34 93 451 19 14
Fax: +34 93 451 00 49
E-Mail: balmes@derbyhotels.com
http://www.derbyhotels.com/Balmes-Hotel-Barcelona-Location

 


  • Barcelona map
    click on the Barri 11 (11th quarter =
    Eixample Esquerra) submap;
    our hotel is to the upper right of the M(etro) station at the bottom, center left

    hotel location map






 




 

Carrier

Flight Number

Departing

Arriving

 

 

City

Date & Time

City

Time

 


American Airlines

923

RALEIGH DURHAM

SAT 19FEB
2:05 PM

MIAMI INTERNTNL

4:15 PM

 

 


American Airlines

68

MIAMI INTERNTNL

SAT 19FEB
6:30 PM

MADRID

8:55 AM

 

 


American Airlines

151

­BARCELONA

TUE 01MAR
12:40 PM

NEW YORK JFK

3:30 PM

 

 


American Airlines

4423

NEW YORK JFK

TUE 01MAR
8:00 PM

RALEIGH DURHAM

10:00 PM