I really enjoyed my 4 days in Madrid, the capital city of Spain and home to 3.3 million people, making it the third largest city in the European Union behind London and Berlin. (In fact, the population of the Madrid metropolitan area is estimated to be about 6.5 million.) Madrid is a clean and vibrant city with lots of friendly people—and highly recommended for those suffering S.A.D (winter depression) because this is one of the sunniest city in Europe, boasting 2769 hours (300 days) of sunshine a year!
I LOVE the salsa scene in Madrid: beautiful clubs with lots of amazing salsa and bachata dancers! I was both impressed and inspired! After I leave, I will definitely miss drinking Clara (Spanish beer with lemon soda). So refreshing!
Lots of beautiful historic architecture here. My favourite was the Royal Palace. It’s so grand and elegant. It used to be the official residence of the Royal family, but these days they only use it for state ceremonies. There are lots of plazas with an abundance of shops and cafes everywhere.
Madrid is the highest capital city in Europe which means crisp, cold weather in winter and very hot summers. The sky is usually blue so it’s nice to sit in the pavement cafes after visiting the many museums. The bright sunshine makes 10 degree feels like 20 degree so I didn’t feel cold all at.
Going back to Valencia for another week before heading home on March 4.