Salamanca 2 first days in Madrid

Seeing the art and enjoying the tastes of Spain

Yes, the super seven have arrived in Madrid. The super group of four girls and three boys survived their first day in the bustling capital of Spain. They enjoyed having lunch outside on the taraza, touring the city center, cruising through the Plaza Mayor, and getting snacks at the Mercado de San Miguel. It’s very possible that the girls even did some shopping (after all it is sale time which means it’s a good time to shop). To complete our first day in Madrid we had a typical Spanish meal which; consisted of various tapas such as tortilla Espanola, papas bravas, and croquetas.

I was impressed with their willingness to try new foods and to dig into each plate. However, their jet lag began to kick in and by the end of the meal they were all ready to go back to the hotel and sleep. Dulce sueños.

Arte, Arte, Churros y Chocolate

Today The Super Seven had a big helping of art. They had the opportunity to visit the world famous art museum, El Prado. They viewed art pieces by artists such as Botticelli, Goya, and Valazquez. Afterwards, they had the chance to grab lunch and fuel up for their second helping of art at the Reina Sofia. At the Reina Sofia they viewed art pieces by Picasso, Dali, and Miro. They also viewed Picasso’s world famous La Guernica. They later had some free time to relax before going to the city center for dinner and dessert. The students went to a choclateria where they sat outside and enjoyed the fresh summer air while indulging in in traditional churros and chocolate.

– Kelli McGiven, US Leader

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