Madrid - February

A surprise birthday present for Daren, a long weekend in Madrid - Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th February.
  • Wrapped up warm for the open top tour bus
  • Giant post it notes everywhere!
  • Our thoughts exactly
  • The architecture of the Gran Via was gorgeous
  • Charles III statue in Puerta del Sol
  • Puerta da Alcalá, one of many city gateways
  • The Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium
  • Jardines del Descubrimiento (Gardens of Discovery)
  • Monument to Christopher Columbus
  • Does my bum look big?
  • A?
  • Just had lunch
  • Back on the bus
  • Bear and madroño statue - Puerta del Sol
  • Statue of Cervantes in the Plaza de España
  • Entrance to Parque Montaña
  • Templo de Debod
  • Sabatini Gardens
  • The north side of Palacio Real
  • A little squirt
  • Plaza de Oriente
  • Standing on the street corner by Palacio Real
  • Ornate buildings in the Plaza de Oriente
  • Catedral la Almudena
  • At the gates
  • Panoramic Palacio Real
  • Bum-bum
  • Justin's made a friend
  • Even the Market Halls are grand
  • Plaza Mayor - A 1590 bakery with 1990 frescos
  • Botin - The world's oldest restaurant (1725)
  • Kerb appeal
  • At the Centro Nacional de Art Reina Sofía
  • Great from any angle
  • If only we had a guide book to tell us where we were
  • Artful
  • Peek-a-boo!
  • Strike a pose
  • Parque del Oeste
  • An observation gallery from afar
  • Don't eat that!
  • Towering over
  • Cable cars to Casa de Campo
  • Part of the huge Casa de Campo
  • Go? Ya!
  • Leaning
  • Plaza de Castilla
  • Torres Kio - They lean at 15°, any more they would fall over
  • Embassy Tea Rooms, great for afternoon tea
  • Madrid airport
  • Where they lost our suitcases!