Madrid is a cosmopolitan city, filled with sensual art, edgy fashion, and decadent cuisine. Quaint, narrow streets stretch out of Puerta del Sol. The Real Casa de Correos is adorned with a clock tower constructed in the 18th century. The building was once the Post Office and is now the headquarters of Madrid’s President. On the eastern edge of the square you see the statue of a bear pressing against a strawberry tree. The symbol of the city is elegant and strong, like Madrid itself. The vibrant and jovial crowds wander around the thriving restaurants and shops. Arenal Street is paved with tile and lined with cafes. Music emanates from guitars and minstrels. The beauty of Spain’s capital city sweeps you off your feet even though you have just arrived.