La rosaleda del retiro

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  • Apr20

    Madrid Parques

    April 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

    Final days of Madrid were a little rainy but relaxing so we are ready to arrive to Hungary to arrange some wedding things.
    We walked in some parks, saw a temple moved brick by brick from Egypt, visited the Reina Sophia exhibition, expereinced La Santa Semana processions (Catholic Easter tradition when scarily dressed people walk on the streets), had some more drinks and tapas.
    We had a great time for the first part of our holidays in the Iberian penensula.
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  • Day1525

    Passing Through

    January 31, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Whilst looking for flights to Mexico I found it much cheaper to book our journey with a stop off in Madrid. After a quick flight we collect our luggage and jump on the tube to our Airbnb it was a couple of changes but nothing too complicated but on arrival we couldn't gain access. After numerous phone calls i suggested we go and grab a beer and a bite to eat. Across the road is an Irish bar so we head in and after fish and chips and a G & T and a few emails i finally get the access code. We finish up and after dropping the bags off and a quick shower we head out to explore the city of Madrid by night.
    Madrid is so romantic with its beautiful architecture, wonderful aromas and windy streets we strolled for a couple of hours enjoying a coffee along the route. We arrive in the Plaza de Jacento and i stumble across Paw Patrol, Mario and his friends I willingly have my photo taken with them and as i go to walk off they start shouting at me in Spanish they start to give chase and Im literally being chased by the whole crew of them I dart down alittle side street and down a small cobbled alley to find a lovely traditional Spanish restaurant offering the best Patatas Bravas in the world, How could we resist. I started chatting to the girls on the table next to us and had overheard the conversation that she had just been living near mexico city for six months and told them we were going to the town of Queretaro and she couldnt believe it as thats exactly where she had been. She told us how beautiful it was and the many beautiful places there were to visit. We buy an ice cream as we walk through the Theatre distict before heading back to the hostel to get a decent nights sleep.
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  • Day2

    Madrid Tag 2

    November 2, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Nach einer ruhigen Nacht und einem ausgiebigem Frühstück machten wir uns auf zum Stadtrundgang, jedenfalls soweit/soviel es unsere Beine zuließen. Per Pedes ging es vom Hotel Richtung Parque de El Retiro. Das ist wohl der Central Park bzw. der Tiergarten Madrids. Hier schien ganz Madrid auf den Füßen zu sein, Menschen über Menschen. Genau wie dann auch in der Altstadt. Jeder Madrilene und Tourist war wohl draußen. Aber als Berliner ist man das ja gewöhnt, wenn man sich bei uns die City mit Alex und Unter den Linden anschaut. Madrid hat rund 3,22 Mio Einwohner (Berlin rund 3,61). Wichtig - Nahrungsaufnahme. Ab in eine kleine Nebenstraße und in ein einheimisches Lokal. Leckere Scampi mit Knoblauch in heißem Öl, dazu Rotwein. Mit genügend Bettschwere ging es dann zur Pause wieder ins Hotel.
    Ohne konkretes Ziel schnappten wir uns dann vorm Hotel ein Taxi und baten den Chauffeur um eine Empfehlung zu einer Tapasbar. Gefragt, gefahren... Pulpo & Co mit viel Vino Tinto waren das Ergebnis einer Sammlung von diversen Vorspeisen. Ausklingen ließen wir den Tag bei ein bisschen Käse und Schinken..
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  • Day31

    Madrid - Retiro park

    August 31, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Madrid has a huge park east of the city center, kind of like the Auckland Domain but bigger, nicer, and more popular. It has tons of paved/dirt walkways, fountains, statues, buildings, and a lake. Very nice.

    There's a modern art museum in the park too. Someone had put wooden blocks in various simple patterns. I don't understand modern art.

    The Crystal palace there was neat too. Hard to see in the photo but it's all glass and you can see right through it.
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    Such wood! very art! wow!


    Later heard some good advice: never sit on anything in a modern art gallery, it's probably art


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