My impressions of Madrid, so far, are somewhat mixed. The town is smaller and most of it meaner than I expected; on the other hand there are some very pretty vistas, and there will soon be more. Contrary to what usually happens, the newest things here are the best.
From The Letters of George Santayana: Book Two, 1910-1920. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2001.
Location of manuscript: Alderman Library, University of Virginia at Charlottesville VA.