The next day, after sorting out all our documents which took us to about midday, we went starving so we headed to Chocolateria San Gines for some chocolate and churros! It is hidden down a little side street just off Plaza Mayor.
It was safe to say we both polished off our churros and chocolate fairly quickly! The rich hot chocolate is just amazing for dipping churros in. It is like the all time perfect combination which tastes amazingly delicious. Chocolateria San Gines is famous for doing the best churros and chocolate and has been visited by lots of celebrities. The walls inside are covered in photos of the celebrities that have visited which is really cool!
After fuelling ourselves with churros we walked over to the Museo Del Prado. I have already been to the Museo Del Prado but Patrick hadn’t and it is something you have to see while you are in Madrid and I didn’t mind going again. The place itself is absolutely massive so takes a while to go round and see everything properly.
Most of the art in the Museo Del Prado is religious and from 1100- 1800. However, it really is worth going. They have pictures such as the Annunciation which is just amazing to see in real life. Other art works from Rubens, Goya, Raphael and Titan to name a few are just incredible to see. The art may not be everyones cup of tea but you have to go even if it is just to say you have been!
After spending a couple of hours in the Museo Del Prado we went to the Jardin Botanico which is literally next door.
We kind of went to the Jardin Botanico at the wrong time of year as there weren’t that many flowers out. It was still a lovely place to walk around though. They also have a huge greenhouse that has a few exotic flowers inside which is cool to see. After seeing all there was to see in the gardens, we went over to Parque de Retiro which is huge! It was such a lovely day to walk around the park in the sun. We even hired a boat for an hour which was really nice.
Bag- Longchamp | Sunglasses- Dorothy Perkins | Coat- Topshop | Dress- Topshop | Shoes- New Look
After a really long day of walking we went to Tapas 44 for some dinner. It is sort of like a fast food tapas place. A great place for affordable food for those on a budget. The place is located on the Gran Via so it is really accessible and great for a quick bite to eat. On the ceiling they have these massive tanks for brewing beer which is really cool. Of course we had to test how good it was. The verdict- very refreshing!
The next day we got the bus to Guadarrama where the camp was taking place. Come back tomorrow to see the post on my experience of teaching english at the holiday camp!