We’ve expended a lot of energy over the last few days. And we still have Las Fallas in Valencia to look forward to. With that in mind we took it rather easy today. We decided to catch the subway to go see the monument to Miguel de Cervantes, writer of the world famous story of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his trusty squire, Sancho Panza.
From there we made our way to the Naval Museum for a nice dose of Spanish naval history. The museum is very nice and well laid out. I was especially fascinated by the models and miniatures featured in the museum.
After visiting the Naval Museum we found our way to the Barrio de las letras (the literary district) to take a walking tour of the neighborhood which is filled with wonderful old bars, restaurants and shops decorated with ornate tile work.
While we were there we stopped for lunch at a restaurant called Miau where I discovered that I really like grilled pulpo (octopus).
We wandered the area at a leisurely pace and once we had our fill we headed back to the hotel and had a nice, long siesta.
When we awoke from our siesta we relaxed in the hotel room before heading out to find some dinner.
All in all, a very nice day and a chance to regain our strength as we get ready to wrap things up here in Madrid.