According to a legend, you will come back to Madrid if you touch the bottom of this statue. Hope is in the air!
Olga made us guess how old the Cathedral of Madrid behind her is. We didn't do very well. Would you have known that the Catedral de la Almudena was built in the 20th century?
On the day of our tour, it happened to be the National Day of Spain, and the king Felipe the 6th was visiting his palace. Palacio Real de Madrid was very impressive.
You have probably encountered many statues with a reering horse, but this was actually the first one ever made successfully. The architechts and sculpturors had tried to make this statue for many times but it always collapsed. Only with the help of Galileo Galilei himself this statue, Eguestrian statue of Philip IV, Pietro Tacca finally became the first one to succeed.
After the superior lunch, it was time to say goodbye again. Thank you Madrid and farewell! This week is one of those we'll never forget.