Madrid

It’s always a pleasure to visit Spain, even if for work. I’ve always found it funny that for the Finns Spain equals sangría & beaches, whereas for Mexicans Spain is all about our shared culture & history. This time I did have a slot to walk through the city after my meetings, so I used it. I’ve always been treated well in Madrid (even if they immediately know where I’m from due to my accent) and people more than once remarked how Mexico is the closest of the Latin American countries to Spain.  It was however funny to feel that, as close to my roots as it is, it is not home this side of the pond.

More pictures, as usual, in the set.

Crossing the Pyrenees
Crossing the Pyrenees
Dusk over Barajas
Dusk over Barajas
Walking through Paseo de la Castellana
Walking through Paseo de la Castellana
Colón
Monument to Christopher Columbus
Cibeles
Cibeles
Gran Vía
Gran Vía
Centro Histórico
One of the things that always strikes me about Madrid is that since it was founded at more or less the same time as the colonial cities of Mexico it tends to have very similar buildings (unlike, say, Toledo).
Palacio Real
Royal Palace.

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