Our final day in Madrid we caught the train to Sevilla around 4pm, so we spent the remaining time taking in alleyways that surrounded our hotel, wandering through Retiro Park, checking out the famous Metropolis building and ending with a long Italian lunch in the sun. We started at our hotel on the Plaza Santa Ana, wandered through the tiny hilly alleyways and cobblestone streets of the Cortes neighborhood toward Retiro Park. Along the way we took in the Caixa Forum, a hanging garden across the street from the entrance to the Real Jardin Botanico. Then we wandered pathways through Parque del Buen Retiro, towards Calle de Alcala, taking in the gorgeous buildings. We finished our wanderings at the famous Metropolis building, sadly it was under construction but beautiful all the same. After winding our way back to the Plaza Santa Ana, we had a long lunch on the plaza in the sun at a wonderful Italian spot, enjoying what was left of our time in the lovely city that is Madrid.
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