Who ever said a history lesson has to be boring? Our guide Javier took us through the centuries of Spanish history and that of Madrid with ease and humor. He grew up right around the Opera, thus giving us a very personal and fun tour of his stomping ground. It was funny how many kings where either “ugly” or, well, not quite “intelligent” – according to Javier. With Spain still supporting a Monarchy, his insight was fun and up to date on current affairs, so to speak.