The Buen Retiro Park (Spanish: Parque del Buen Retiro, literally "Park of the Pleasant Retreat"), Retiro Park or simply El Retiro is one of the largest parks of the city of Madrid, Spain. The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park.
Standing at the entrance of the heart of Madrid, El Retiro Park. 350 acres of beauty filled with gorgeous gardens, fountains, sculptures, ponds, and monuments. It was built in the 1600s as a palace garden for King Felipe IV and later converted to a public park in the 19th century. So much history and beauty here. I could spend all day in this park 😍🌲🌺⛲️
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Today is the last day of the year. It’s an important day for me. In retrospect I evaluate the choices I’ve made in 2018 and setup new plans for 2019. Wishing you all an healthy and save New Year’s Eve. See you next year!
Spain makes its way into our travel bucket list at some point in life. If you did not want to backpack your way through the country right after college you would most definitely want to make it here as a well-settled executive, who would be able to afford the luxury of experiencing the fine arts and the
architecture one is privy to right here in Spain.
The Buen Retiro Park in Madrid is the city’s largest park and houses a peaceful lake and a wide collection of sculptures, monuments, and galleries. The park is spread across 350 acres of land and is one of Madrid’s most visited attractions, hosting many events in its premises all year round such as
concerts, firework shows, book fairs and cultural events that you will be able to take part in, depending on when you take your trip.
The serenity and the lush greenery of the park encourage outdoor enthusiasts to come out for cycling, exercising or just grab a bite on the go. The pathway and walkways are often occupied by families, runners, bikers, and rollerbladers as it is a great place to recollect and reconnect with nature
in addition to having plenty of room for the kids and adults alike to let off some steam. That’s not all, just outside the park, there are many puppet shows, street performers, fortune tellers and horse-drawn carriages available for you indulgence.
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This park really is HUGE...literally an entire day was spent here. We saw toilet art, the oldest tree in Madrid-planted in 1633, and much more. Now let’s go eat already 😩.
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Built in 1887, The Glass Palace is truly a work of art with its brick base, cast iron frame, and a 💩-ton of glass. We then popped over to the ginormous Rose Garden, which Grandma Grumpy would have died for-not literally of course, u sick monster. She just flippin’ loves roses🌹👵🏻😻.
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Travelling in Spain never disappoints. This postcard is from Madrid.
Palacio de Cristal del Retiro is one of these places where I could imagine getting old. What is yours?
Its picturesque surroundings in the centre of Buen Retiro Park, its stunning glass architecture in the shape of a Greek cross with the cupola that makes it over 22 meters high.
It was built for the Philippines Exhibition of 1887.
Designed by: Ricardo Velázquez Bosco
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🏛The Buen Retiro Park:
In the heart of the Retiro Park lies this large lake, a popular spot with the city's residents, who go there to sunbathe or hire rowing boats.
🔹Built between 1634 and 1636 by the architect, Cristobal de Aguilera, this lake was the heart of the Buen Retiro Palace garden and was used to hold water shows, such as navy battles or mock battles, and boat rides for the King and Queen and their Court. At that time it was linked by a stream to the chapel of Saint Anthony of Padua, which no longer exists, and the Retiro had its own shipyard to build boats. In the middle of the lake there was an oval-shaped island which was used for theatrical and musical performances.
🔹On the same spot, almost a hundred years later, Farinelli delighted the court of Philip V with his singing. In the last third of the eighteenth century the island in the centre was covered by the waters of the lake and in 1902 the monument to Alfonso XII was erected. Financed by popular subscription, it is an outstanding example of historicist architecture. The monument was designed by José Grases Riera and completed by Teodoro Anasagasti, while the equestrian statue crowning it is the work of Mariano Benlliure.
🔹Currently the Retiro Pond offers several activities like rowing boats, two of which are wheelchair accessible (these last ones will be available as of February 2019), solar boat (wheelchair accessible) and solar classroom and the Municipal Kayaking School, for children and young adults aged 7 to 17.
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Last day of 6 weeks of traveling, in as many countries. Started with the @dallassymphony end of September, ended last night with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra of the @fundacionexcelentia here in Madrid. Thank you for all your music making!
As much as I love experiencing different cities, their culture and food, I am so happy to have a week at home in Munich, before the travels overseas begin again. -