Retiro Park

Madrid, Spain.

Good morning everyone! Finally, I have some free time to write my blog (because I have been busy working on a project from school). This post is about a nice park that I went to with my friends, El Parque de Buen Retiro, Madrid. In Madrid it usually only rains 84 days a year and there are more sunny days than almost any other city in Europe. So, strolling around in the picturesque gardens was a topic that I am delighted to write about.

El Parque de Buen Retiro belonged to the Real Sitio del Buen Retiro palace. In 1632, the palace was built by King Philip IV as a retreat for the Royal family. Retiro stands for retreat, hence the name of the park and palace. Inside the park, you can find both the Alfonso XII Monument and Palacio de Cristal, a beautiful glass building.

Seb Morgan and Clemmie Parker were my tour guides for this sightseeing trip. It was such a nice day you could even see the light of sunset, shine on the Isabelline Gothic structure giving a pale orange colour effect. We walked around a lake in front of Alfonso XII Monument and took a break under the statue to chill out. For me, the best part (even better than the beautiful garden experience) was enjoying a chocolate cupcake and brownie while watching the sun set over the park! haha. Thanks for reading ; )

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