Spain Trip: Day 14 – Last Day in Madrid, El Retiro Park
Puerta de Alcalá, from our hotel

Spain Trip: Day 14 – Last Day in Madrid, El Retiro Park

For our last full day in Spain, we had no tours scheduled.  Usually when we travel, we don’t make a lot of plans.  That allows us to factor in environmental elements like the weather, events, etc. as they occur.  Having seen most of the sights we wanted to see in Madrid, we decided to just do a “walk-about”.  And the first place we headed was across the street from the hotel, El Retiro Park.

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Spain Trip: Day 12 – The Royal Palace in Madrid
Palacio Real de Madrid

Spain Trip: Day 12 – The Royal Palace in Madrid

With no tours scheduled and only dinner/show at night, we had the day to ourselves.  Our legs were feeling a little worn out after a couple of weeks marching through Spain.  So we planned a light day since we knew we had a long tour to Toledo scheduled for the next morning.  We slept in an extra hour to rest our weary legs.  Then after a late breakfast and a couple of cups of strong Spanish coffee (the only type the Spanish make!), we set off for Palacio Real de Madrid, the Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Spain Trip: Day 11 – Meandering in Madrid
DJ loved this place!

Spain Trip: Day 11 – Meandering in Madrid

Packing our bags and leaving Seville, I was a little disappointed.  Before the trip I had little interest in visiting the city, but it surprised me.  I really enjoyed my time in Seville, so now I was sad to leave it.  But we had one more city on our itinerary and it was time to see it.  We were heading to the capital city of Spain…. Madrid.

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