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I made my way back to the city center by metro and hung out at Vivi’s place until she finished work. We hung out at the apartment and thought about going out for dinner, but Vivi was pretty tired and stressed out, so we decided to just stay in. I went out and got a pizza from Domino’s and we ate at the apartment. It was a really nice relaxing day. I’m certainly not going to ...
... café was a large church. We couldn't resist. The main altar was very simple and sparse, but the ceilings were insanely colorful, bright, and fun. There was also some beautiful stained glass, as one would expect. We found out shortly that the main entrance to this church faces the palace.
Diane's book said entry to the palace was expensive, so we thought we'd find out to see if it was worth it. There ...
Our hotel located on Calle de Alcala was perfectly located for our anticipated activities in Madrid. Because it was only a half block from a metro stop on the same street, we had planned to head to the hotel that way, from the airport. However our flight was delayed in London due to difficulty loading freight, so when we arrived in Madrid it was starting to get dark and having traveled with little sleep, we opted to take a cab.
Once checked in, we went for a stroll ...
... La Capea begins, which doesn´t really have a translation (or I just don't know it) but it´s basically when the stadium is full of everyone who ran and they one by one let younger bulls in for the runners to dodge and get hit by in a tight circle. It starts by people laying down where the gate to the younger bulls is and the bull runs out and jumps over all of the ...
... while here.
We visited the Plaza Major where we had a (mediocre) lunch then off to have a look at the Puerta del Sol Plaza (Gate of the sun). This plaza is the centre, aka Km 0, from which distances are measured for the Spanish roads network. The most interesting thing we saw at that plaza were the illegal street vendors trying to avoid the police.
We had an early night.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility