Another sunny day in Madrid

Just a fountain we passed

Just a fountain we passed

We changed hotels today so we crammed a couple of sights into our morning. We missed the palace garden yesterday so decided to walk down to it.Very nice crushed gravel paths, I could really picture ladies in gowns walking the paths and looking at all the statues. You could feel another time there, it was on the palace grounds but we went down two flights of stairs to get to it, so it was surrounded by high walls with the city above, and I didn’t notice any city sounds. 
After the garden we went to find the pyramid, that’s what we were told to look for anyway. Turns out to be a temple. The Temple of Debod. The whole temple was given to Madrid in appreciation from Egypt. It was from the 2nd century BC. They put it all back together like a puzzle in 1969. It was on a hill and had some fountains and some reflecting pools out side. It was terraced in back, and it was set on top of another wall. there was also an amazing view of the rest of Madrid from there. we could see back into the old city and a whole other part of Madrid we won’t be able to get to.There was free admission so we went inside. It was very small with slit windows to let in light. Lots of interesting carved reliefs. 
We got a late start today so after our sightseeing we went back to our hotel to get our bags and called a taxi to take us closer to the airport and to the next hotel.
Ohhh my goodness, so much better. The staff at the reception desk were so nice, our room is fantastic and the shuttle to the airport will be free! They also have a complimentary bus to the mall at 4:30, so we decide to do that for the rest of our day.
Tomorrow we plan the Reina Sofia, which is the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte.
Until then,
Be well.

Fountain at temple

Fountain at temple

Temple and reflecting pool

Temple and reflecting pool

Me beside pool, taking my own pictures

Me beside pool, taking my own pictures

Temple of Debod

Temple of Debod

We can see the cathedral from here

We can see the cathedral from here

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