October 23, 2014

#TBT | Spain - Madrid

This week's #ThrowBackTravel finishes up my trip to Spain with a stop in Madrid. My family and I spent two night in Madrid. We stayed at the Hotel Barcel√≥ Torre Arias. To be honest I like Madrid - but i didn't love it. I would have been happy only spending one night in Madrid and perhaps spending more time in Granada. But regardless we had a lovely time there.

The first thing my siblings and I did in Madrid was go to Plaza de Toros for bullfighting. I know what bullfighting is and all however I was not prepared for what happened. I kid you not we left after the second bull died. I legit could not handle it. All I could think of was my puppy and I just couldn't handle it. It is part of the Spanish culture and it was nice to experience it but I wouldn't recommend it for the light hearted. It's pretty heavy stuff - hence why everyone was tipsy. 

The second day included sight seeing at Plaza Mayor and Royal Palace of Madrid.  We did a little shopping, had some ice cream, and just spent the day exploring Madrid. For dinner - per recommendation of our awesome hotel concierge - we went to Lateral for a traditional Spanish Tapas dinner. Honestly the food at Lateral was hands down the best we had in all of Spain. My favorite part of Madrid was honestly having dinner at Lateral - seriously. It was amazing. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who is going to Madrid!

Madrid was short and sweet. It was a nice way to finish up our two week long vacation in Spain. We had a lovely family vacation but I will be honest when we got back to the states we legit did not talk to each other for a good solid week. Too.Much.Family.Bonding. 
Happy Thursday!

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