I won’t say that I like everything about Madrid, Spain – I don’t agree with bullfights – but I do like most of it. It’s a city with a long history, which I think is always a big plus, lots of food, museums and cervezas.
One of the things that almost instantly struck me when I arrived in Madrid was how grand the city’s architecture is. It almost rivals Paris‘, although honestly no place can compete with the grandeur of the French capital. Madrid, however, has its fair share of majestic buildings, iconic structures, great plazas and victory arches. Let’s not forget that Spain used to be a major colonial power and at one point ruled half of Western Europe. Several centuries ago even Belgium was Spanish, and known as the Spanish Netherlands. Think about that.
I spent a week in Spain’s capital, doing what I do best. That is, playing tourist, going to bars, eating loads of food and taking tons of photos.
I arrived back home with a couple hundred photos; these are my twenty favorites.