Thursday, June 2, 2011

Madrid in May

Toledo, Spain
We spent Memorial Day Weekend 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  We took the train to Toledo one day and spent our time wandering around this hilly town, shopping, and visiting the most beautiful cathedral in all of Spain.  In Madrid, we toured the Palacio Real de Madrid (The Royal Palace of Madrid).  If you visit the palace, avoid Wednesdays, as it's free for locals on that day.  We also spent time at the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art.  Entrance is free on most days at certain times, so check a guide book first.  We were there during the San Isidro Festival and were able to get tickets to see a bull fight.  Although I don't think I would be interested in seeing another one, I am glad I got to experience this.  Our favorite part of Madrid though, was the eating and drinking!  We went to a number of fantastic restaurants and bars.  The sangria there is the best I've had and the tapas were amazing.  We spent almost $45 on a plate of Jamón and it was worth every penny!  

At the bull fight

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