We've walked and walked all over the city, and we both agree that so far, this has been our favorite. If you're planning a trip to the southern part of Europe, make sure to include Madrid! Ironically, I think I have taken fewer pictures here than anywhere else. I'd say it's a result of the fact that #1 I've been here before and that #2 I'm enjoying so much I forget to snap a picture!
Here are just a few images for you to enjoy...
Touristy things we did/saw: Museo del Prado, Museo de la Reina Sofia, Museo Thysenn Bornemisza, Palacio Real, Plaza de Espana, Plaza Mayor, Plaza Oriente, Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Santo Domingo, El Corte Ingles, and the Paseo del Prado.
We also made time to walk to the neighborhood where I lived when I studied abroad here on Calle Hilarion Eslava (near the Moncloa metro station). We tried to contact my host mother (Pili) in building #29, but the doorman said she wasn't home. Oh well!
Top food items in Spain: sangria, ham croquetas, fried eggs, pisto, serrano ham, cheese, paella, tortilla de patata, flan, and cold beer.
Total Steps: 14,305 (7/28); 14,297 (7/30)