• Flowing water was important to the Moors.
  • A former aquaduct.
    • A view of the Albayzin, Moorish Quarter.
      • We got several meals out of these Spanish dried meats.
      • The train from Granada to Madrid, first class.
      • George Washington slept in Spain!
      • Puerta del Sol, from our room in the Hotel Europa.
          • Puerta del Sol is in the exact geographical center of Spain.
          • Spanish version of our original name, Pisarra.
          • This fellow engineered the conquest of the Moors. He is trampling signs of their civilization. Another war in the name of religion.
            • Cathedral of Almudena.
            • Finished in 1996. It has modern & gothic elements.
            • Modern.
              • Gothic altar to Mary.
              • The crypt below the cathedral was as interesting as the sanctuary. Interment there is available.
              • Each column capital is different.
                  • Cathedral of Almudena as the sun sets. It is across from the Royal Palace.
                  • Puerta del Sol was most crowded in the evening.
                  • The emblem of Madrid.
                  • A feast while we wait for the flamenco to begin.
                    • The Prado.
                    • Retiro Park behind the Prado, a great place to decompress after the museum crowds.
                    • An exposition was held here in this Crystal Palace.
                      • Tango at Colonia Del Sacramento.
                      • Christmas lights came on for the 1st time while we were in Madrid. Each street is different. This is in Plaza Mayor.
                      • Chocolateria San Ginés, a favorite if you've been up all night.
                        • Palacio Real, the Royal Palace. It’s the third largest in Europe.
                        • View of the neighboring countryside from the palace.
                        • Somebody did good.
                        • Sunday afternoon paseo.
                        • Tio Pepe, the iconic sign on Puerta del Sol.