I arrived in Madrid on Saturday and found it to be a truly beautiful city and clean. And crowded. And confusing. If the streets were designed to frustrate potential invaders, the city planners did a great job. Streets go every which way and then back around. Wonderful for walking and discovering new things. Sucks when you are actually trying to get somewhere. And the main areas are jam-packed with people. Once the weekend was over, it wasn’t as bad but wow, where did all these people come from and why are they all going to the same place. Good thing is, if you make a turn and there are very few people, chances are you’re going the wrong way.
Arrival at Estacio de Atocha
Heading into a sea of people at the gate to Plaza Mayor
Heading towards Plaza del Sol. Eventually