"The heart of Madrid"

Still in my mind is the sound of horses’ hooves clip-clopping on the cobblestones in the passageway to Plaza Mayor as we read in the late afternoons. The apartment’s location was perfect; five minute walk to the Palace and Plaza Oriente and a 35-40 minute walk to Madrid’s 3 major museums. We were right across the street from the San Miguel market and just up the street from Cava Baj (Madrid’s famous tapas street). I had been afraid that it might be too noisy a location, but double windows and solid shutters make it very quiet at night. A small caveat is that you must be able to climb to the third floor which is really the 4th since the ground floor is unnumbered. We love the apartment and still miss it.

By Leslie clarke from Cleveland Heights, Ohio on 10/29/2010 for a stay in 10/1/2010