Madrid - Day 2August 16, 2017 in Spain
We had breakfast at the hostel and joined the walking tour to look around the city. We ate a delicious meal deal lunch with sangria before heading to the Prado Museum. Dane was quite excited to see paintings by Dutch Artists that he had studied.
We then walked to see the green wall by Partrick Blanc at Caixa Forum. I'd learnt about it at uni and thought it was stunning. There was water dripping down its sides cooling the space. It was a hot 34 degrees day so it was nice to have some shade. The colours and mix of planting and different textures was very pleasing to the eye. We headed over to the train station which had been remodeled and has a beautiful indoor garden. We enjoyed a drink then walked over to the big Jardines del Buen Retiro park. There were lots of people exercising, rollerblading, rowing in boats and having picnics. It was picture perfect and the temperature was warm, what you'd want for a European summer. We had dinner at a popular tapas restaurant, eating tempura salmon with melted cheese. We met up with Dane's friend from Cambridge and had drinks outside.Read more