Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot in Madrid
Drink plenty of water, stay in the shade, and check out all of the parks and free walking tours there are to offer to learn about the rich history of Madrid. We shamelessly passed on the Prado museum and opted for the royal palace instead since we had such a short time to visit. The Almudena Cathedral, which is next to the palace, is absolutely breathtaking and is now my favorite cathedral that I have seen thus far in Europe.
Insider Tip:If you are an EU or Latin American citizen, go to the Royal Palace after 6 pm to enjoy free entry! Get drinks at some of the rooftop bars, drink sangria, have la tortallita for breakfast, and try the 'churro con chocolate' (preferably at San Gines)!