Arriving just after 6:00 a.m., the group quickly found itself surrounded by the hustle and bustle of all that is Madrid’s capital city. We started the day with a morning walk through the beautiful Parque del Oeste, seeing the Palacio Real and the Catedral de la Almudena on our way to a tapas lunch at the beautiful Mercado de San Miguel. After lunch, we headed to Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia where we were able to take in the work of some of Spain’s finest artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Miró, and many more.
Tomorrow we hop on Spain’s famous high speed train, the AVE, to Sevilla to start our homestays with families from Colegio Aljarafe. We will be living as Sevillanos for the next week, dancing, biking, and sightseeing our way through the famous southern city.