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The Aquarium in San Sebastian

on Aug 29, 2013 in Sights | 1 comment

The Aquarium in San Sebastian is an educational experience for all ages and one of the most modern oceanographic museums in Europe.  The Aquarium is located towards the end of the promenade in the Old port.  It is open pretty much every day of the year and there is a fee to enter, please check the Aquariums official site for updated info.  This beautiful Aquarium was built more than 100 years ago but it was recently renovated in 2008.  Furthermore, it has easy access throughout the premises with the use of elevators and ramps.  The visit path is extremely friendly for children, elderly and physically impaired visitors. The Aquarium exposition is divided in three floors and you enter and exit through the same area located at the ground level.  When you first enter the premises and you walk through the ticket-sale counter then you will take an elevator up to the second floor to start...

Royal Botanical Garden

on Jun 6, 2013 in Art, Sights | 2 comments

The Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid is an official investigation center that is also open to the public so we can enjoy and learn more about the plant world.  There is a small admission fee but there are many exceptions (ex. children and senior citizen go in for free) and reduced rates, please check their official site before you go.  The garden is open most of the time during the year but the opening times vary depending on the season. El Real Jardin Botanico (or the Royal Botanical Garden in English)  is located at a very touristic area of downtown Madrid.  You have other famous touristic sites right next to the Gardens, such as the Retiro Park and the Prado Museum.  These other sites are within walking distance (5min.) to the Royal Botanical Garden (RBG).  The entrance at the Plaza Murillo square is the one used for the general public and is right next to the Prado Museum Murillo...

Reina Sofia National Art Museum

on Mar 2, 2013 in Art | 1 comment

Visiting the Reina Sofia National Art Museum is definitely a must if you come to Spain; believe me you will have a wonderful experience.  It is a museum not only for experts on contemporary art, but also anyone who enjoys a day looking at beautiful things that in many instances challenges your beliefs and thoughts about the way we perceived the world.  As a regular tourist I will probably recommend to spend a whole day inside the complex, even try their delicious bocatas at the café.  However, if you have little time in Madrid, you can probably see the most popular pieces of art in the museum in a couple of hours. Reina Sofia National Art Museum has one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world today.  The artistic period of the collection is Contemporary and the content is Modern art.  The museum is comprised of several buildings located mostly in Madrid:...