I woke up early to transfer myself from the Hostal to the NH Hotel Nacional which was a quick cab drive down Plaza de las Cortes and Paseo del Prado. Upon checking my luggage, I headed across the street and down the block to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. It was still not 10 a.m. so the museum remained closed. I headed back to Calle de Atocha to have a morning coffee.