Last stop in Spain. As we get our bearings there is no better place to start than the centre (Km 0) of the radial network of Spanish roads. Puerto del Sol. Also located in the square is the famous clock whose bells mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes and the beginning of a new year. On its south side, the square holds a mounted statue of Charles III of Spain. On the east side lies a statue of a bear and a madrone tree (madroño), the heraldic symbol of Madrid.
As we stroll through the Plaza de Oriente in between the Royal Palace and the Royal Theatre we stumble into some talented kick baggers, Paloma and Angelo.
Tonight we speak (over sangrias) with Antonia Moya. Owner and flamenco dancer at Las Tablas about dancing, owning a flamenco club and the flamenco dance itself. If your ever in Madrid, Spain I highly recommend checking out a show…Tell them Christopher from The Golden Compass sent you!!!! Enjoy!!!
In the final days of Madrid and sadly Spain as a whole we visit: Plaza Espana, Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena, Palacio Real de Madrid, Temple de Debad, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza de la Cibeles and Buen Retiro Park.
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