Day three in Madrid.
This was going to be a much well planned day for sure. I got the day’s plan all well mapped out the evening before. This time I know where to go, for how long and most importantly what to eat!
In Barcelona, we attempted to get a table at el Bulli. That ALMOST materialized but ended up having a very interesting meal in Alkimia. In Seville, the big dinner was in La Alqueria which is a restaurant owned by el Bulli serving past year’s favourite. In Madrid, we had also planned for a big dinner and day three is the day for that.
We were very well rested too. That was so important because we were gonna explore more of Madrid by foot this time rather than going into the subways.
So with a second wind, we woke up bright and early.
I guess it was way too early. Not many restaurants were opened and if they were, the choices were simple. I am guessing that this is the time for the Spanish FIRST breakfast.
Yeah, these smart people sure knows how to eat. The Spaniards have up to SIX meal times (see my post here).
We choose this restaurant solely on one criteria … there was no one smoking in here.
So we just had churros and cafe con leche for the FIRST breakfast. It was cafe con leche almost every morning we were in Spain and we never got tired of it.
It was a really quick breakfast eaten by the narrow counter against the wall. We were dying to get out of there because … well, people starting coming in and started to smoke.
This time we explored west ward on Gran Via and headed to the Plaza de Espana. This part of Gran Via seems different from the part we were in where there were a lot of shops, mostly fashion. This part seems more “corporatey”.
We wanted to see the monument on this large square. Right in the middle of the square is the monument to … (more…)