We were lucky to spend most of 2016 in Spain due to my husband’s filming schedule. Spain was always a bucket list country for us both, especially Madrid for me. Madrid is a fascinating city full of gothic architecture and royal history. A few tips: Most places are closed on Sunday, and Spaniards don’t typically eat dinner before 9 pm so don’t be surprised that many places will not serve food before then.

Don’t Miss

  • Visit the Royal Palace
  • Eat traditional Spanish paella
  • Rent a rowboat in Retiro Park
  • Sip a glass of wine and people watch in the Plaza Mayor