24 Hours in Madrid – Photo Essay
Welcome to Madrid
After my brush with death in Pamplona with the bulls (of which I still haven’t written about), I had a flight to catch from Madrid, and this time I had pre booked my ticket for the train in advance after learning from my previous mistakes.
This did leave me with 24 hours* to explore Madrid, a city that I had not visited before. And one that I had made no plans what-so-ever for.
I had heard people mention that it is quite a beautiful city, but I honestly had no idea. It has the grandiose palaces and cathedrals I was expecting, but it also has the small narrow streets filled with cafés that are great for sipping a beer while reading a book or just looking at people and contemplating life.
This being Spain, I was of course expecting something like Barcelona, but while they have their similarities, they are very different. I still haven’t decided which I like better. Madrid does feel a more livable city, but it’s hard to judge a city after just 24 hours.
So here are my photos of Madrid, so what do you think; is it pretty?
The Royal Palace of Madrid
Inside the Almudena Cathedral
Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Into the park
This isn’t quite what I think of, when I thin about yellow Spanish sports cars
Cool trees offering shade from the hot sun
Museu de Jamon, a ham museum!
That’s brunch, lunch and snack right there
Another popular past time, watching people at the street from a cafe
A mirror like metro entrance
Terrace, a beer and a book, you don’t really need anything more than that
Scooters, that’s very European
Police on a horse
Book store on the street; they’ve put effort into it
And finally, at the airport
Even the small streets are pretty
Have you been to Madrid?
*Alright, so it was more like 20 hours, but I’m exercising my artistic freedom here