… but also very hot, today +36C, but somehow it feels very pleasant … I think it’s all down to the breeze we have and all the greenery that Madrid offers.
Arrived yesterday evening … a very nice man was waiting at the fantastic airport with his shining Mercedes and a wonderful smile at 7am, but the traffic was very bad .. so we didn’t check in until one hour later.
Our first evening we gave to the hotel’s cafe and enjoyed some great tapas and a superb beer (at least what my friend said) .. I had a glass of white wine.
Afterwards, we took a short evening walk around Teatro Real (the opera house), our next door neighbor to Palacio Real de Madrid (the Royal Palace) and Catedral de la Almudena. It was loads of people around in the very warm evening.
Because of my friend Anna Liisa bad sight, we decided to the same walk after breakfast today .. because she thought she will get a better picture of the magnificent buildings, but both of us thought the looked a bit rough in daylight.
The queue for visiting the palace this morning and even after lunch was nearly endless . no chance that I will join that queue.
The longest queue we have seen so far was to the Prado Museum showing the art of Hieronymus Bosch (El Bosco) a Dutch painter active during 1400’s and early 1500’s, it was about 2 times around the block.
I think to be able to enjoy what Madrid has to offer inside it’s stunning buildings … a visit during in January would be ideal.
Travel makes one modest.
You see what a tiny place
you occupy in the world.”