AC Palacio del Retiro, Autograph Collection
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... and it was incredible. I have never had a sangria that was this amazing. We then headed next door to find out that Hamman's had closed early. Therefore, we decided to see if we could make a show at Las Tablas. When we arrived, we were told that they were completely booked for both shows tonight and tomorrow night. We then headed back to through Plaza Mayor and Puerta Del Sol and the streets had become extremely crowded. We were elbow to elbow with people. ...
... really so special after all.
We finished the day with a few drinks and an early meal in a tapas joint near the Plaza de Sol. I'd read that the locals tend to eat late and despite it being almost 8pm, we were the only customers in the eating area while an active crowd noisily enjoyed some pre-dinner drinks in the cafe foyer. We went to bed contentedly weary after an amazing first day in Spain. And reflecting what we'd fitted into but a short time in magnificent Madrid. More to ...
... and the rest is "At the red building, turn left and walk .2 kilometers. After spinning three times, spot the Burger King, say the secret password, and magical gates will open and bring you to your hostel."
But, I found it. Praise the universe, you had faith in me after all!!!
I got inside, settled into my room, and then headed for the outdoor pool/deck area so I could read some more.
A little about how I find hostels - I don't ...
... well run tourist destination.
Then we took a cab to the highlight of the day. The Michelin (2 star) Sergi Arola restaurant. See the pictures and videos. It was amazing!!! The meal lasted 3.5 hours. It was nearly 6pm when we got out.
We decided to walk back to the hotel about 2.5km. Debbie bought a few more pairs of shoes. We then started a survey of ...
... meaning we wouldn't be able to get to Toledo until around 4pm at the earliest. Oh well.....we then decided to do the city open-top bus tour instead. This is actually a great way to get to know a city, and in Madrid there are two routes, and your ticket is interchangeable.
We decided to set off on Route 2, which takes you north as far as the Bernebeu Stadium, and then back to the centre through some leafy, well-to-do suburbs. We got off at a stop close to the Museo ...