I’m sad that I only went to Spain for one month this summer. It was possibly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. Seriously.
I lived in Santander, took intensive Spanish and Art classes, met natives, and traveled around. We went to the Running of the Bulls in Pampalona, to Madrid to see art museums, and Bilbao to see the Guggenheim. On our free time, we went to the beach, soaked in the sun, went surfing in Somo, visited parks and museums, ate local food, and gorged ourselves on el vino y tapas.
I recommend it to everyone because its just such a mind-broadening experience.
It was huge and because its New York and I went in October, it was really f’n cold outside. They have a free coatcheck, and since it is a public museum you don’t actually pay admission, you pay a “donation” which is “suggested”, but in reality, you can just not pay, or just hand over one penny.
There’s so much art and it bombards you at all angles, that by the end of the day you’re exhausted from looking at so many pieces. Things are larger than life though. In fact, Stewart’s Washington’s Crossing into Trenton is HUGE. I was in shock and awe. Other included this Assyrian statues that protected the city that were massive. Overall, it was amazing, but definitely wear comfortable shoes. :)