What you need to know about– madrid travel

Written by Mansi gupta

The capital of Spain, pulsating city of Madrid is one ofrepparttar eminent European cities that is famous for it’s more than a few attractions. The city nestled inrepparttar 149033 middle ofrepparttar 149034 Iberian Peninsula is thronged by people not just for its nerve-wrecking night life but also forrepparttar 149035 succulent cuisine, mind boggling architecture at museums, monuments and gardens and jubilant festivals.

The Background Madrid is an old city. Its origins can be traced back to as 1085 when King Alfonso VI of Castle reigned here. The throne passed intorepparttar 149036 hands of Felipe II in 1561 and things were neverrepparttar 149037 same after that. There were wars followed by inflation,repparttar 149038 draining of city’s wealth and settling down of a horde of immigrants. The development came in 18th and 19th centuries when there was construction of numerous wonderful buildings with exotic and splendid art and architecture.

The City’s Charm Once you land inrepparttar 149039 city of Madrid, there are many worthwhile places to visit. Forrepparttar 149040 nature lovers,repparttar 149041 Glorieta de Murillo botanical garden is a perfect destination with around 30,000 varied species of plants. These exclusive species that are scattered in different regions ofrepparttar 149042 world were compiled at one place byrepparttar 149043 botanist Gomez Ortega and Juan de Villanueva for King Charles III. The two pinnacle towers of Casa de la Panaderia grounded inrepparttar 149044 Madrid’s grand main plaza called The Plaza Mayor, never missrepparttar 149045 tourist attention. The Plaza is flooded with people during festival celebrations and as a market place. The statue of Felipe III adds a feather torepparttar 149046 fascination ofrepparttar 149047 place.

The music and theatre both can be enjoyed in one ofrepparttar 149048 oldest towns called ‘Moorish Quarter’ of Madrid. Your next step in Madrid can be towardsrepparttar 149049 Parque del Buen Retiro Park. The parks is a home for two buildings that are most often used for art exhibitions and an artificial lake that gives yourepparttar 149050 pleasure of boating. The classical concerts of music and dance performances can be relished atrepparttar 149051 Auditoria Nacional de Musica and The Teatro Madrid, Teatro Lirico Nacional de la Zarzuela, Teatro Albeniz respectively.

Wine Tasting in Sausalito

Written by Marcy Roth

Sausalito , CA – Do you enjoy wine tasting, but dreadrepparttar long, crowded drive to wine country andrepparttar 148933 tedious car-hopping from winery to winery? Now you can jump onrepparttar 148934 ferry to charming downtown Sausalito and experience California’s premium wines at Bacchus & Venus, A Taste of Wine Country. The tasting room, retail shop and art gallery offers wines byrepparttar 148935 flight, byrepparttar 148936 glass and byrepparttar 148937 bottle every day from 11-7ish and later onrepparttar 148938 weekends. The friendly, knowledgeable staff will walk you through your selection of wines, or stroll upstairs to sip your Cabernet while enjoyingrepparttar 148939 art andrepparttar 148940 view ofrepparttar 148941 Bay and harbor. Proprietor Marcy Roth aims to featurerepparttar 148942 wines of ten exceptional California wineries;repparttar 148943 roster currently includes Cakebread, Domaine Carneros, Duckhorn, Grove Street, Miner, Quintessa, Rosenblum, Schramsberg, Silver Oak, and Starry Night. “By focusing on a select group of premium wineries, our staff is better able to tellrepparttar 148944 story of each ofrepparttar 148945 wines –repparttar 148946 winemaker’s philosophy and techniques,repparttar 148947 interesting aspects ofrepparttar 148948 terroir ofrepparttar 148949 vineyards whererepparttar 148950 grapes were grown, even

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