Everyone knows Paris architecture is spectacular thanks to Baron Haussmann, the Prefect of the Seine Department, who was chosen by the Emperor Napoleon III to carry out a massive programme of new boulevards, parks and public works, commonly called Haussmann's renovation of Paris.
But have you ever been to Madrid's city center? The architecture has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. It reflects a number of styles from various historical periods: Medieval and Renaissance, the reign of the Habsburgs and the Bourbon era.
So come and have a café con leche before we take a stroll through the Salamanca area of Madrid.