Opposite of Barcelona, the capital of Spain, Madrid, is a quiet little town which can be traversed in 1 day. Most of the tourist locations are located within walking distance of each other. The official dance of Spain is the Flamenco in which there are several alleyways full of. Cardamomo was the most convenient show location I could find but there are plenty of other Flamenco shows nearby as well. Most shows occur in bar/restaurants. Seeing at least one show while in Spain is highly recommended. Opposite of the main streets in Barcelona, the majority of fun is found in town squares and open markets in Madrid. The crowd is older and more mature so less chaos ensues. Watch out for the narrow alley roads which are easy to get lost in with cars driving by relatively fast. Riding a taxi through these to the hostel was scary. Otherwise, this is a smaller, more homely town. The prices here are very reasonable and food outstanding as always. Plane tickets in and out of this city is relatively cheaper to the other more popular cities in Europe but on par with those in Eastern Europe and the economic output here is not as great as Germany’s or England‘s. I was reminded that once again, Spanish is the most useful language to learn, especially during grade or high school. Even though I failed my AP exam back then, four years of high school Spanish really left a lasting impression upon me. I was able navigate pretty much everywhere in this country. South America, you are coming next!