On to Madrid

Most of today was taken up by the long drive from Cordoba to Madrid. I can't believe we have already arrived in the last city we will be staying in before heading home! I was adventurous at lunch and tried the Bocadillo de Calamares, a squid sandwich our guides raved about. A lover of sea food, I thought it was delicious! After lunch we headed to the Prado museum. Having taken many art history classes as part of my design degree I loved seeing this collection of European art from the 12th to 19th centuries. We saw pieces by Spanish masters including Velazquez, Goya and El Greco. I thought it was wonderful to be able to see in person a few pieces I have learned about in school. After this visit we headed to our hotel which was located right in the center of Madrid. This modern city is bustling with life, and we walked past many shops on our way to dinner. I am excited that we will have more time to explore Madrid over the next two days!