Madrid and Our Final Days in Spain
We arrived in Madrid Tuesday night from our road trip. We originally couldn't find where we needed to return the car in Madrid, so we had a brilliant idea and thought we would drive to our apartment, park, check in and bring our bags to our new place. One thing we didn't think of, that meant driving in old town. Stressful to say the least. Finally, after figuring it all out and dropping off the car, we stumbled upon, wait for it, a gluten free tapas bar, Taberna la Concha!!! WITH bread AND beer! That made up for the past few hours. Another awesome note, our apartment is right down the street from the famous Plaza Mayor and about a 10 - 15 min walk to most things in the city.
|The view from our terrace|
Wednesday we explored the city, walked through the palace, took a glorious nap, and then met D's colleague for drinks at the Mercado de San Miguel, a historic and monumental market, and later dinner just down the road.
|Catedral de la Almudena and the Moorish wall|
|Catedral de la Almudena|
|The Royal Palace of Madrid|
|Some awesome frescos|
|Mercado de San Miguel|
|Some of the best Ibérico Jamón I've had in Spain|
Things we have learned
- Always remember, when in Europe, the ground floor is 0. Subtract 1 to make it US.
- Airline strikes really suck