Last stop : Madrid. I loved Madrid even more than Barcelona which I hear is not the norm. I think what I appreciated about this city was the Prado and Reina Sofia museums. They had a vast collection of Pablo Picasso at the modern art museum and that was just amazing to see in person. We also found the Central Park of Madrid near the Prado. It was very similar right down to the lake with row boats. While it didn't quite compare to the NYC park, it was a beautiful respite after all of the walking we had been doing.
As a vegetarian, I was MUCH safer and happier in Madrid. Between the patatas bravas, pimentos and champinones, I was in heaven.....or at least happy to be eating something other than, or in addition to, cheese.