The old and new blend flawlessly together in the Spanish capital of Madrid and both offer visitors an adventure through time that they wont forget.
Wander through the winding streets of Madrid to the Plaza Mayor, a 17th century square that used to host bullfights and executions, according to the New York Times. The arches and ornate balconies will bring your eyes upwards to the old buildings and the sunny sky.
Walk down to the Plaza de la Paja and look into the hidden Jardin del Principe de Anglona. The small garden is full of pomegranate and almond trees according to the news source, but a brick and concrete wall surround the garden.
Visit the San Francisco el Grande Basilica next, recommends the news source and view the painting of San Bernardino de Siena,by Goya, who painted himself into the right side of the piece of art.
Try some delicious Spanish fare along many of the cobblestone streets. You will see the local specialities ranging from lobster, goat confit or even pig tails, etched onto chalk boards along the sidewalks, as the menus tend to change every day depending on what is available at the market.
So pack your bags and grab a small group of friends to explore the old and new treasures of Madrid.