When we have a free morning or afternoon, we sometimes catch the bus or metro (subway) and head for some interesting place in downtown Madrid. Here are some of the places we have visited in the short time we have been here.
Plaza de España, with its statues, fountains, and green areas:
The Cervantes monument in the Plaza de España:
A closeup of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his sidekick Sancho Panza, at the Cervantes monument, with Scott standing between them:
The plaza of the Teatro Real (Royal Theater):
Scott in the Plaza Mayor, the major plaza of the Old City:
The Catedral de la Almeduna, as viewed from the park of the Templo de Debod:
Madrid is a wonderful city, and the Madrileños love spending time downtown!