We made it to Madrid late last night and our hotel is beautiful! We are located near the Puerta del Sol, which we walked through this morning. There are some interesting demonstrations going on there... We seem to inadvertently end up at protests fairly often (we stumbled onto an anti-Mafia protest in Rome). We also saw the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace this morning. Now we are headed for a siesta, then the Parque del Retiro, tapas, and flamenco.