We are a party of 6 with 2 seniors (75 and 80 who can walk, but not strenuous walking), 2 adults, and 2 kids (5 and 10). This trip is in August. We are flying into Madrid at night, taking the train to Barcelona the next morning, and then back to Madrid. We are staying in a condo near the heart of the city center. We are trying not to pack too much in a day given that we have elderly and young in our party and know that it will be hot.
This is the proposed itinerary for when we return to Madrid via Barcelona. We arrive around 4 p.m. on Friday and leave very early
- morning/afternoon: Palacio Real de Madrid, Sabatini Garden, Basilica of San Francisco el Grande
- evening: Reina Sofia or Prado Museum, stroll around Puerta del Sol (this is dependent on what we see the day before
- morning: Plaza Mayor, Rastro Swap Meet
- afternoon: Retiro Park
- evening: flamenco show (Any recommendations on a flamenco show? Preferably one that is not too long given the ages of our children.)
Optional: Parque Europa (Any thoughts on Parque Europa? If so, when should we go? What would be the best way for a party of 6 to get there? This is the first time our kids have been to Europe and they do like looking at models of famous place at Legoland.)
Thanks so much for your input and suggestions!