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Adventure in Spain

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Aventura en España
Madrid
Diego Velásquez
Toledo - Consuegra - Granada
Día #5
Granada - Seville
Costa del Sol
el 15 de junio por el 23 de junio, 2015
1. Encontramos a nuestra guía de viaje
2. Caminamos por la ciudad de Madrid
3. Visitamos el Prado - Museo del Arte
Francisco de Goya
el vuelo a España
salimos a las 1:25 de la tarde
de Minneapolis
Most famous painting:
El Museo Nacional Del Prado
Las Meninas - 1656
(The Maids of Honour)
The painting shows a large room in the Madrid palace of King Philip IV of Spain, and presents several figures, most identifiable from the Spanish court, captured, as if in a snapshot. Some look out of the canvas towards the viewer, while others interact among themselves. The young Infanta Margaret Theresa is surrounded by her entourage of maids of honour, chaperone, bodyguard, two dwarfs and a dog. Behind them, Velázquez portrays himself working at a large canvas. Velázquez looks outwards. In the background there is a mirror that reflects the upper bodies of the king and queen. They appear to be placed outside the picture space in a position similar to that of the viewer, although some scholars have speculated that their image is a reflection from the painting Velázquez is shown working on.
Aventura en España
The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art.

The large numbers of works by Francisco de Goya, the artist most extensively represented in the collection, and by Diego Velázquez (Las Meninas), Titian, Peter Paul Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch are among the highlights of the collection.
It was around 1773 that Goya became involved in the creation of several frescoes, influenced by the paintings of Velásquez and Rembrandt. It is interesting to note that like Rembrandt, Goya and his wife had several children who did not reach adulthood. Only one of his sons survived.

His worked were very sought after, and in 1780 he was elected to the Royal Academy of San Fernando. A little later, he was named painter to King Charles IV, who was perhaps the most educated of the Spanish Monarchs of the era, and ultimately appointed Goya to the post of court painter. Goya painted portraits of the social elite, but he also continued making more tapestries. This was the height of Goya's artistic career, and he was at this point, considered the most successful, sought after and admired of all Spanish artists.

A few year later he was struck with an unknown illness that eventually left him deaf.

He later became known as the Father of Modern Art.
One of Goya's most famous paintings
Día #3 - Una Excursión de Madrid y Una Visita al Palacio Real
The Palacio Real de Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family (Rey Juan Carlos y su esposa Sofia) at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies. It took 26 years to complete. A visitor to the palace gets to see 50 of its 2800 rooms. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Palace_of_Madrid
**The Royal Family lives in the modest Palacio de la Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid.
*Time to explore on your own or...
Día #2...
RTR
El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen (Viaje Opcional)
El Escorial monastery and the Valley of the Fallen monument from Madrid - Discover why the baroque El Escorial complex was considered the eighth wonder of the world, and admire the poignant sculptures of the Valley of the Fallen monument, erected in memory of the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War ( July 17, 1936 to April 1, 1939) .
Día #4
¿Qué hacemos este día?
Visitamos La Catedral de Toledo
The cathedral of Toledo is one of the three 13th-century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain and is considered to be a great work of the Gothic style in Spain.
Después de visitar la Catedral visitamos la ciudad de Toledo con una excursión
y vemos ....
La Iglesia de Santo Tomé
La Iglesia de Santo Tomé contains El Greco’s masterpiece El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz (The Burial of the Count of Orgaz). When the count was buried in 1322, Saints Augustine and Stephen supposedly descended from heaven to attend the funeral. El Greco’s work depicts the event, complete with miracle guests including himself, his son and Cervantes.
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/spain/toledo-santo-tome
Entonces, visitaremos una sinagoga
Entonces, viajaremos a Consuegra:

*Consuegra is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. In 2009 the municipality had a population of 10,932 inhabitants. It is 80 km from Ciudad Real and 60 km from Toledo.
The castle and the windmills are Consuegra's most important monuments.
Los Molinos de Viento de Don Quixote
Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In a 2002 list, Don Quixote was cited as the "best literary work ever written".
El tres de mayo de 1808
en Madrid
¿Qué hacemos hoy?
Visitamos la ciudad de Granada
Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in Andalusia, Spain. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the joining of three rivers, the Beiro, the Darro and the Genil. It is only one hour from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical.
La Alhambra
The Alhambra is a Moorish citadel and palace. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy. The Alhambra was so called because of its reddish walls.
Entonces... viajamos a Seville
Seville
http://www.alhambra.org/eng/index.asp?secc=/alhambra/history_alhambra
Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. It is the fourth largest city in Spain.
Tenemos una noche libre, pero VAMOS A PARTICIPAR en Seville Flamenco Evening
Día #6
Seville y Costa del Sol
Visitamos la ciudad de Seville (en autobús y a pie)
Vamos a ver...the Seville Alcázar y ...
La Catedral de Seville
The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort.
It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.
It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the fourth-largest church in the world.
Entonces viajamos a ...
Día #6 y #7 y #8
The Costa del Sol is a region in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline of the Province of Málaga. The Costa del Sol is situated between two lesser known costas: Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical. Formerly made up only of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements, the region has been completely transformed during the latter part of the 20th century into a tourist destination of world renown.
Día #7 - Excursión Opcional a Morocco a Tetouan
Morocco translates to "The Western Kingdom". Al-Maghrib (Arabic: ), or Maghreb, meaning "The West", is commonly used. The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries. It has Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, and a rugged mountain interior. Morocco has a population of over 32 million. The political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, including the power to dissolve the parliament. The main religion is Islam. The official language is Literary Arabic. Moroccan Arabic, Berber and French are also spoken.
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Visitaremos: Medina y Hassan II Square
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