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I didn’t plan much this time around; a lot was on my mind and as I was browsing through Madrid travel pages of my little Lonely Planet guidebook, I noticed there wasn’t that much you could do in Madrid. However, we had a little help planning this time because of her Spanish friends in the residence.

Like before, the sights were organized by day, giving us freedom to plan timing as long as we saw (and ate) everything.

  • Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Center
  • Sangria and Tapas

points of interest madrid east side

  • Prado Museum
  • Parque de el Retiro (Palacio de Cristal, Monumento Alfonso XII)
  • Casa de América
  • Pl. de la Independencia
  • Paella

points of interest madrid west side

  • Free walking tour (as an introduction)
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Plaza de la Villa
  • Palacio Real
  • Plaza de España
  • Plaza de Castilla
  • Templo de Debod
  • Teatro Real

The plan was neatly organized; each day explored one half of the city so that we weren’t walking all over the place and we could dedicate enough time to enjoy each quarter. We are planning to go to the museums, which are free entry for students.

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