Following our brief visit to Toledo, we returned to the residence in Madrid where our students welcomed both the refreshing sight of a pool and the culturally-embraced notion of a siesta. But, it wasn't long before we were up again and took to the busy streets of Spain's capital, Madrid. Shown here is the Plaza Mayor, and the statue in its center is of Felipe III. Throughout history, this famous plaza has been used to hold markets, bullfights, soccer games, concerts and even public executions(!).