Madrid is a beautiful city! The architecture is amazing, there are very interesting museums, the nightlife is famous for its variety - and if you want to relax and enjoy nature you don't have to travel far, because in the middle of the vibrant town centre you can find the "Retiro".
|el Retiro - you can really relax there!|
|the crystal palace|
|They do exhibitions here. A few years ago they layed up the flor with mirrors. I wish I could have seen that!|
The building beneath is the "Palacio de Velazquez. They do exhibitions there as well, but the interior space itself its worth to see.
|Palacio de Velázquez|
|bontanical garden near the Retiro (3Euro entrance)|
|by chance I saw the winner (Contador) flashing past :D|
The Fashion/Costume Museum is actually one of my favorites among all museums I ever visited, so I had to go again this time. Sadly it was prohibited to take photos there (as well as in the Pardo), but if you are interested in Costume History you should definetly see it. It is fashion paradise (beginning with medival fashion till present)!
So that was my day in Madrid. Sadly I didn't make it another day, but I assure you the time I spent with my grandma instead was worth it as well ;)
I hope you can find the time (and money) to visit Madrid someday :)