Last weekend I was lucky enough to head off to Madrid for a couple of days, for the hen party of a good friend whose wedding I'm bridesmaid at in July.
I had never been to Spain before, and so was doubly excited! My friend grew up in Madrid, and her sister and best friend from school were there as well so we were in excellent hands.
We had an activity planned for Saturday, and most of Sunday was spent lounging by the pool (it was over 40 degrees so I think anything else would have been too adventurous!) so we didn't spend much time in Madrid itself. What I did see however I really really liked, and once the wedding is over I'm heading back with my friend to be a proper tourist :)
We stayed on the Plaza Mayor which is one of the big squares in the centre. The buildings were beautiful and there was a great statue in the middle.
On Sunday morning a couple of friends and I walked to the Cathedral and palace quickly, just to get a sense of the city, I loved the streets and buildings!
This is the cathedral, mass was being held so I didn't go in.
And the palace... so beautiful!
And finally when we headed back I took some quick snaps out of our appartment window. In one direction ramschackled red rooftops which looked very Spanish to me, and out of the other the main square.
I can't wait to explore more of Spain!