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South by Rail

We took a fast train to cover the distance between Madrid and southern Spain, where we would spend the next week.

The Atocha Station in Madrid is almost a tourist destination in its own right, with its vaulted ceiling, cafes and palm court. Yes, those are turtles.

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Atocha Rail Station

The national rail (RENFE) trains are quiet, clean, and fast. They leave Madrid en punto. When they glide to a stop, the door snicks open and people don't waste any time getting off, because about two minutes later the train is once again sailing over the endless rolling olive orchards of La Mancha.

The trip from Madrid to Cordoba is 260 miles, and we made it on the TALGO, the slowest train, in 2:15. We stepped off, and the train slipped away, heading for Bobadilla. Wow.

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NOVEMBER 2004: SPAIN

Highlights:
MADRID
Paseo del Prado
Real Jardin Botanico
Parque del Retiro

CORDOBA
Patio de las Naranjas
Los Reyes Cristianos
La Mezquita

GRANADA
Albaicin
Alhambra - Palacio
Alhamba - Alcazar
Alhambra - Generalife
La Plaza Nueva
Catedral de Granada

Costa del Sol
Ronda - Bridge
Ronda - Plaza de Toros
Jerez de la Frontera

SEVILLA
Barrio Santa Cruz
Reales Alcazares
Los Jardines
Catedral de Sevilla
La Giralda

Toledo

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No Hablo Espaņol
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South by Rail
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