If Spain is in your bucket list of this year, you mustn’t miss out from the charms of the capital city, Madrid. Some delicious tapas with a glass of wine in the terrace of the San Aton Market. A man singing flamenco in the middle of the night in the famous Calle Huertas, surrounded by the magic of the land of old writers, poets, and all kind of artists like the house where Miguel de Cervantes used to live.
Imagine being around one of those men of El Barrio de las Letras, watching Ernest Hemingway writing in a local Cerveceria of the gorgeous Plaza Santa Ana. Pretty thought, isn’t it? So Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris…
Or maybe just walk all the way Paseo del Prado, going to the some of the best museums in Spain, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, with mind blowing art from the 13th- 20th century, or Museo Nacional del Prado with amazing masterpieces from the 12th – 19th century. Perhaps is a fast visit, well you have to go to the fountain of Cibeles, then up to the last floor of CentroCentro and fall in love with the views of the city centre and then have a drink in a bar in front of La Puerta de Alcalá.
A spring’s morning run in the Retiro Park, enjoying it’s whimsical architecture, statues, gardens and fountains. Feeling the nature around tall trees and falling in love with the Crystal Palace, that is insanely amazing. All the way to the peaceful pond to admire the large statue of Alfonso XII, later renting a rowboat and just absorbed and be grateful with the magic of the lovely Madrid. An of course, the day couldn’t be fulfilled without watching a breath taking sunset in the Temple of Debod.