The Madrid Days

The Madrid Days


Date: 28-31 August 2018

Accommodation: Hotel Francisco l

Weather: 31-33 degrees

We have just spent two relaxing days in Madrid after arriving on Tuesday afternoon. From what little we have seen, Madrid seems to be a very laid back and friendly city. We didn’t do a great amount of things here apart from imbibing  in delightful Spanish wine and enjoying the tapas, which constitutes extremely vital training for the Camino ahead. However, when we were not in rigorous training, we managed to see a few sights – Buen Retiro Park, Prado museum, Palacio Real and many Plazas. So, so easy to enter major attractions here compared to somewhere like the USA.

It is Friday morning when we write this and we are soon to catch a train to Pamplona where we have booked a taxi to take us to St. Jean Pied de Port. All going to plan – so far!

Hotel Francisco 1
Practicing the door pose
Buen Retiro Park
Buen Retiro Park
Starting to smell the roses
Plaza Mayor 7 am. No sunrise in sight
Maze gardens
Stained glass window in Catedral de Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena
Inside the Palacio Real de Madrid
The courtyard of the Royal Palace
The front of the Royal Palace
Crystal Palace in Buen Retiro Park
Exit out of Plaza Mayor
Buen Retiro Park

7 thoughts on “The Madrid Days

  1. Great photos. It looks like you have settled it to your next adventure. I look forward to all your travels. Have a great time.

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