I was really just visiting Madrid because I wanted to do Lisbon - Barcelona overland (taking the night train to save money on hotel stays) and I could perfectly fit a day in the Spanish capital in the middle of my travel week across the Iberian peninsula. Had I known that I would fall in love with this city hard and fast I would've stayed longer! Not only was the weather absolutely amazing, being 20 degrees at the beginning of March, the atmosphere is absolutely incredible as well. People are so kind and helpful towards tourists, and everybody seems so relaxed. The architecture, the squares, the cathedral, the fountains and all touristy sights are prettier than can be captured in pictures, and food & transport are very affordable. Can't wait to go back to Madrid and explore it deeper!