Friday, December 1, 2016
Once again most places were closed, including restaurants and stores. Catherine and I just walked around and saw a lot of outdoor things. She took me to Las Ventas, which didn't even cross my mind as something to see while in Spain. I actually wanted to go on a tour of the Royal Palace, but I decided to go to Las Ventas again because how often do you get to go on a tour of a bull fighting ring? Since it was closed on Friday, we just walked around and I took some pictures.
Royal Palace. It was closed, like every thing else in Madrid, but there was a lot going on in the area. I really like palaces and castles, they are one of my favorite things to visit in cities, so I plan to go back to Madrid and go on a tour.
Catedral de la Almudena. We just walked around it and also saw the Arab Wall which was on the other side of the cathedral. The wall isn't all that spectacular, but it's definitely something you should see in Madrid because it's amazing to see how it is still standing after so many years!
Parque de la Montaña. Inside the park was the Templo de Debod. It is an actual temple from Egypt that was gifted to Spain. I think you can go inside the temple as well, but it was closed so we didn't. The park has a really amazing view of Madrid as well. Since it's close to the palace and Arab wall it's definitely worth the stop to see.