Madrid, Day 3 & 4
Last week we embarked on a journey uncovering what went down during my two-week adventure in Europe, and it all began in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. As you may recall, part one of my Madrid travel diary took you through my first two days in the city. After checking off most of the touristy spots and sightseeing venues (i.e. Plaza de España, Templo de Debod, The Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral), we were craving some outdoor fun and adventure. And what better place to have a funky good time than El Parque del Buen Retiro? Yes, it's one of the most beautiful parks you'll ever witness.
Needless to say, a trip to Madrid isn't complete until you step foot into this magical place. The park counts with a rose garden, boat rides at the pond, the Crystal Palace, a statue walk, outdoor restaurants, opulent fountains, magical turkey birds (a.k.a. peacocks), and so much more! You'll feel like you walked straight into a fairy tale (Bambi not included).
Because at times it can be difficult to put into words how magnificent and immensely special a place is to you, I've pieced together the following three-and-a-half minute video diary to give you a better sense of what this park means to me. I hope you enjoy it and I'm glad to say I was able to share this experience with my SO. Made it all even more meaningful. Kk, check it out!
(Missed part I of my Madrid travel diary? Click here!)
Isn't El Parque del Retiro lovely? I know, I know. Now you have to promise me you'll stop by this park on your next trip to Madrid. I guarantee you won't regret it. In addition to this, there were a few other spots we hit up on day three and four of our stay in Madrid. When you're traveling and jumping from city to city, once you're past the halfway mark on a particular one, you start to take things a bit more calmly. And so we did.
In the spirit of keeping this post as visual as possible, I've included a few more pics from day three and four of our trip, to give you some additional ideas of other places worth checking. And if you're planning your next trip to Madrid and have any questions, feel free to send me a message! I'd love to give you a good run down of what to do, where to go, what to see, and where to explore in this stunning city.