There’s always something exciting that comes with the thought of being in a new environment and the journey there. The sense of uncertainty is almost worth it as long as you are far from the British weather.
Before reaching the high streets of Madrid, there is a hidden gem along the way which you may have heard of: Parque de Buen Retiro, which translates to Park of Pleasant Retreat is the biggest park in the city. It has beautiful sculptures and monuments, a decorative lake and more within it therefore whichever turn you take when you are there you will find something to do. It is the perfect way to start of your journey in Madrid – it’s free so there’s no need to worry about the cost.
Rosadela – The Rose Garden
There are no words to describe the feeling you get when you enter the rose garden, a cool breeze takes you in and welcomes you in this space filled with what can only be imagined to be peace and serenity. As you walk in, you are greeted with arches above your head as it leads you towards a water ornament of an angel. The garden is well designed with a soft ground filled with sand with a cream like colour which compliments the green from the plants and brightens the petals which vary in colour.
Madrid is a simple city filled with mystery and serenity. You can get fairly cheap flights and accommodation but you have to be willing to spend once you get there – a gin and tonic costs me 11 euros. I have to be honest and say I lost the rest of the pictures from the park. I fell in love with the rose garden and fell in love with flowers.
From what I can remember, there was a house in the midst of the park which people were having picnics under the sun. A space where people were learning how to roller skate and also a mini ice cream parlour. The park is HUGE, it took me about an hour to get through it – including taking an ice cream break and time to get over how beautiful the rose garden was.
This is the type of place people go to either have a walk after work – a chill out zone or take amazing pictures for the gram, no matter which part of the park you are in.
Mellissa Mack x