We spent quite a bit of time getting from place to place in Madrid – its a large city! The public transportation, while extensive, was also a massive undertaking in terms of walking. There were times where we walked for almost close to ten minutes just to transfer to another line without ever leaving the underground station. That said, we did manage to see (and photograph) a few of the more scenic sites around the city.
Our schedule was breakfast first thing, then walking around for a while in Old Town, retiring to our room mid-afternoon for a foot break/nap then heading out for drinks and dinner. I could get used to that.
Glass house in Park Retiro
colorful tulips at the Madrid Botanical Gardens
Madrid street scene near the Palace
have you ever seen that much ham in one place?!?!