Travel Blogs from Madrid
Where was this beautiful sunshine when we were in the Costa del Sol? It's chilly here, but a beautiful sunny day.
We went back on the bus and went to the Prado. Since we had a little time to spare, we visited a church across the street. As with most churches here, a lot of small chapels and wonderful art work.
At the Prado, we …
We managed to get up and have breakfast despite all the food and wine we had last night.
Our day started with a walking tour of the old city of Madrid. There are three tours and this one is the early history of the city. It started in the Plaza Mayor. At 10:00 the streets were pretty quiet compared to the night before. Our guide was …
On the day of our departure from the Costa del Sol, it was bright and sunny and warm. We arrived in Madrid and it was raining. Clearly the rain followed us. It is also much cooler in Madrid.
The hotel is right in the center of the old city and the location is fantastic. We started with a quick trip the Plaza Mayor and the tourist …
... sign of movement in or out, but at the larger Cervecerķa Santa Ana there were a few tables turning. A couple were vacating their table just as we walked in the door so we managed to bag it straight away.
Service at the Cervecerķa Santa Ana is swift but somewhat surley. We started with a large beer each and olives to pick at whilst scanning the menu. We finally decided on the Morcilla (black pudding) de Burgos, pimientos (peppers) and a couple of empandas.
... harder before telling the waiter the wine was meant for him. We looked around at the other tables and wherever there was a guy on his own having lunch, he also had a bottle of wine - obviously no workies for them this afternoon.
Tomorrow we pick up a hire car and head south - hopefully a little less walking than our six hours (so far) today. Paul thinks we can balance out the walking with more kilojoules (read dessert) for dinner.
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- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility