Hola Madrid! The largest city in Spain and the third largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, is fill with historical sites, art and history museums, sidewalk cafes and is even home to an Egyptian Temple. It is a beautiful city with something new to discover around every corner.
Useful Travel Books for Madrid:
Lonely Planet Pocket Madrid – It is compact, comes with a pull-out map that I used to death (although be warned, it is not exactly drawn to scale), and I saw other tourists using it while we were out and about. ($13.99)
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary – This was literally a life saver. It gives you phrases to use in almost any situation you can imagine, from shopping, to eating out, to going to a pharmacy. ($9.99)
Rick Steve’s Snapshot Madrid & Toledo – I downloaded this at the last minute to my nook before leaving to go to Spain. This book really came in handy with self-guided tours of the Prado and the Royal Palace. It was $7.99 well spent!