Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sofía Reina

After cookies we went to the Sofía Reina museum, blocks from Parque del Buen Retiro. 
In the museum we got to see Picasso's Guernica, which he was commissioned by the Spanish Nationalist forces to paint, in protest to the bombing of Guernica, Basque region, during the civil war.  It was created for the World's Fair in Paris; from there it went to NYC.  Not until after Franco's rule ended did Picasso allow it to be brought to Spain, where, he said, it belonged.
We also got to see works by Miró, Dalí, Man Ray, and a few great silent movies.  The boys disliked this museum less than the Miró museum in Barcelona; however, they are still not keen connoisseurs of art.  Afterwards we had lunch in the courtyard outside the museum.  Our waiter told us he had played futbal (soccer) for Barcelona for 10 years.

Sofia Reina

This giant shake is off of the Menú Infantil (kids' menu)!

Apartment in the Sofia Reina courtyard.  High rent, ya think?

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