Palacio do Cristal in Retiro, Madrid

It’s been almost 10 years since I visited Spain for the first and the last time. After only traveling to Valencia, I was curious what can one find in central Spain – the capital Madrid. 

Turns out- Madrid is a gastro heaven. Let pictures speak for themselves at one of Madrid’s food markets – Mercado de San Miguel

Weather in the second half of January can vary –  first few days were quite cold with heavy winds. On the other hand – it can get warm very quickly. Warm and sunny days brought temperatures above 15 degrees – which is essentially a jumper weather with a side of ice cream. 🙂

Lovely view from parc feat. Templo de Debod pictured below
Templo de Debod in January

We experienced a few extraordinary sunset, particulary this dramatic one in Retiro:


The old town is quite compact and walkable. Everything worth visiting is max 30 min by walk.

Plaza de la Armería
Plaza Mayor
Palacio Real de Madrid
Plaza Mayor
La Rollerie
Me happy. 
… and ca 5kg heavier