Its no shrinking violet. One feels it immediately upon arriving. Madrid is no shrinking violet. So a very early flight notwithstanding, we couldn't wait to start exploring the city. No siesta for these adventurers!
When we started out, Plaza Mayor was practically empty. So early that the street mimes were still putting on their make up and costumes. Beautiful as this Plaza may be, it has seen some grisly sights in its day. It used to be a the stage for executions during the Spanish Inquisition and later on, it was here that some sorry bulls met their fate.
We wondered down Calle Mayor with its funky stores and little tapas bars along with other early risers..
Tempted as we were by all the food on display, we hurried on our way and soon found ourselves before the imposing Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Almudena.
|Cathedral de Almudena|
|the interiors of the Cathedral|
I couldn't resist sneaking two in the Royal armory. Shh...don't tell.
|The royal Armory|
We were a tired but happy pair when we retired to our hotel for some well deserved rest.
Stay tuned for the rest of our Madrid adventures...