Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 26, 1969 Madrid, Spain

We arrived on the train from Seville and went to theAmerican Express office to pick up mail.  I have none.  So much for being missed.  Then we went to the post office.  I assumed we mailed something.

We spent the best part of the day visiting the Royal Palace, which in 1969 did not have any royalty living there.  The palace was completed in 1755 and is the largest palace in Europe.  I commented that it was the most beautiful palace we had seen thus far on our trip.
Madrid May 2014-34a
By Alvesgaspar [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons
España - Madrid - Campo del Moro - Entrada
By Antonio.velez [CC BY-SA 3.0 es], from Wikimedia Commons
Palacio Real, Madrid, España, 2014-12-27, DD 09
Diego Delso [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Upon leaving the palace we walked around the city before boarding the evening train to Barcelona.

Yesterday and today's expenses come to $9.48.  If we never buy any souvenirs or trinkets we can keep to $10/day.


  1. Sounds like you are enjoying life. Have fun and a wonderful weekend!

  2. Were there guided tours of the castle? It must have been amazing inside.


    1. Betty, you give my memory too much credit. I would guess they did not let us just roam around, but I really have no idea.

  3. Ooh, Barcelona is coming! 🇪🇸

  4. What wonderful memories of Madrid. I am so looking forward to jumping off the train in one of my favourite cities in the world - Barcelona!

  5. This is quite stately and the gardens must have been great to walk around in.

    1. Would love to see what they have done with the place since Franco's time.


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