We only had about one full day in Madrid and we were determined to make the best of it, packing in a tour of the Prado museum and National Palace. The Prado museum is probably one of the best museums in the world and is worth a visit. If you go, plan to dedicate at least half a day, and a full day if you are a die-hard art aficionado.
Photos near the Prado
After our Prado tour, we to the Royal Palace within about an hour of it closing. I wish we had done the audio tour, but we just didn’t have time. You really need a few hours if you are going to go all out on touring the Palace. But I hear that is really the way to tour this spectacular monument, which is where state ceremonies and other state functions take place
After our whirlwind tour through the Palace, Todd finally got to do a Spanish beer tasting!
Then on for tapas at …
Taberna del Chata is amazing, and the perfect stop right across the street from a local Flamenco theatre. We ended the night with a Flamenco show, then Spain’s famous hot chocolate, which is more like syrup, and a churro! You can find these places everywhere in town.