Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Parque del Buen Retiro: Old Spanish Monarchy’s Glorious Garden (Magnificent Madrid Series 17)

Parque del Buen Retiro 
Old Spanish Monarchy’s Glorious Garden
Magnificent Madrid Series 17 

The Buen Retiro Park or Parque del Buen Retiro,
is one of the largest parks in the city of Madrid.

We walked our way to the park located
a block away from the Museo de Prado,


…by traversing the Calle Academia. 


We accessed the park the Puerta Felipe IV.

…and we were amazed by the beautiful gardens
at the Plaza Partere located at the threshold.


This is where Madrid’s Oldest Tree is located.


The Buen Retiro Park is one
of the largest parks in Madrid.


The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until
the late 19th century, when it became a public park

We had a leisurely stroll
towards the northwestern gate,

…and passed by a playground called Zona Infantil,

…where we decided to rest,

…while my young son played.

We the resumed our walk until we
arrived at the Paseo de Argentina.

Also known as Paseo de las Estatuas 
or Walkway of the Statues in English,

…it is where can find the statues of monarchs
from the Royal Palace flanking the walkway.

We continued our leisurely walk-


to the other side of the lovely park,

…and passed by another
playground at the Jeronimos.


We finally arrived at the as the grand main
entrance to the Parque del Buen Retiro, 


….located right in front of Puerta de Alcala. 


We exited in this gate with a plan of returning  the next day,
to explore some of the most popular  tourist attractions in 
Madrid located right inside this massive, verdant park.


We failed to do so, as there was an unexpected
transport strike that paralyzed Madrid the next day. 

Read the links below for related posts

Caceres to Madrid 
Scenic Train Ride to the Spanish Capital City
Magnificent Madrid Series 1 

La Pausa 
Madrid’s Welcome Feast 
Magnificent Madrid Series 2 

Petit Palace Opera 
Homey Hotel at the Heart of Madrid
Magnificent Madrid Series 3 

Calle Arenal 
Madrid’s Vibrant Street Mall
Magnificent Madrid Series 4

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