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... We had our farewell cocktails and dinner, disembarked in Sunday morning and were bussed to Salamanca, Spain. We stopped there for a quick tour on the older parts of the city, the cathedral an the University, the oldest in Spain, founded in 1239. We had tapas for lunch. I have some pictures of the Cathedral.
We arrived in Madrid by 6:00 pm and took a walking tour around the hotel in the older central part of the city - called El Centro, logical, eh? We ate ...
... and a blog that's actually going to be posted at my usual attempted time as opposed to rather late as the last few weeks have been (Sammie your Friday morning ritual will not be disturbed this week!). Very uneventful, I reluctantly got out of bed and packed up again - I'm beginning to feel a certain amount of loathing for my backpack - and boarded a bus for Granada. It's not quite the cheap unpopulated beach paradise I'm beginning to feel I need - but not having stumbled ...
... the palace that looks just like Buckingham Place but way bigger. Close by was the cathedral and beautiful gardens. The palace & cathedral were closed so we couldn't go in. The gardens were full of kissing couples - don't see that so much at home! The streets were packed full of people even though it was Sunday night and 9pm!
I caught the subway back to the hostel arriving 945 pm and had my last Spanish sangria at ...
... de San Miguel, and the oldest restaurant in the world: Sobrino de Botin shortly after. The Royal Palace was absolutely beautiful and has something like 2,800 rooms. It's not actually where the royal family stays but instead it's a museum now. We learned a ton of history about Madrid, of course don't ask me to repeat it all to you because I'm really not sure where I stored all of that information but it's in my brain ...
Dinner - Round 2 at Mercado San Miguel
Once back in Madrid we are greeted by tumultuous crowds in Sol. Whilst Plaza Mayor is busy, it's quieter than the previous evening and so we head hopefully towards the Mercado San Miguel for dinner.
After a little searching we manage to find the Sherry ...