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A few days based in convenient Madrid

Beautiful city hall in Plaza Mayor; Madrid is EU's 3rd largest city with roughly 5 million people

Beautiful city hall in Plaza Mayor; Madrid is EU's 3rd largest city with roughly 5 million people

The Prado.  One of the premier art museums in Europe with all of the Spanish masters.

The Prado. One of the premier art museums in Europe with all of the Spanish masters.

Huge crowd marching for Spanish unity; Spain would not seem the same (or be as strong, in my opinion) without Catalonia

Huge crowd marching for Spanish unity; Spain would not seem the same (or be as strong, in my opinion) without Catalonia

October is great weather month to visit; city requires lots of walking but not so hot now

October is great weather month to visit; city requires lots of walking but not so hot now

Plaza de la Puerto del Sol is the heart of Madrid; all points in Spain are measured from here

Plaza de la Puerto del Sol is the heart of Madrid; all points in Spain are measured from here

Surprising to find expansive Plaza Mayor among the tightly packed streets of central Madrid; great at night

Surprising to find expansive Plaza Mayor among the tightly packed streets of central Madrid; great at night

All of my favorite cereals!  Shop seemed to be doing a good business

All of my favorite cereals! Shop seemed to be doing a good business

Had seen everything I wanted to on prior visits to Madrid so mainly used my time to go outside the city on day trips

Had seen everything I wanted to on prior visits to Madrid so mainly used my time to go outside the city on day trips

Inside the Atocha train station is an indoor arboretum with lots of turtles

Inside the Atocha train station is an indoor arboretum with lots of turtles

City has 3 of the best art museums in Europe, all within a few blocks of each other

City has 3 of the best art museums in Europe, all within a few blocks of each other

Many peacefully protesting against Catalonia's exit from Spain in front of one of my favorite Art Deco buildings in Madrid

Many peacefully protesting against Catalonia's exit from Spain in front of one of my favorite Art Deco buildings in Madrid

Classic Ministry of Agriculture building sits next to the Atocha train station.

Classic Ministry of Agriculture building sits next to the Atocha train station.

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