Wednesday, February 13, 2013

{Madrid: Retiro Park}

We started our first morning in Madrid with a run through Retiro Park. Clearly I had to go back so I could take pictures. It was pretty quiet in the earlier hours of the morning when we were running, but once we returned later that day it was packed with runners, roller bladers, dogs, strollers, you name it. It was chilly out, but the sun was shining, and everyone was out enjoying it. We even saw an adorable impromptu puppet show being watched by a huge crowd of kids - it was the most darling thing ever! We've noticed that almost every major European city we've visited has a massive city park (or two or three or four) right smack dab in the city center - something you don't find much outside of New York City's Central Park. Visiting all these parks has become one of our favorite things to do on weekend getaways.
 {Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}

16 comments:

  1. i just love all the pictures you take!

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  2. What great photos! Madrid is on my travel list!

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  3. Beautiful!

    I hope, hope, hope we get stationed in europe next!!

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  4. Your photos are beautiful! I was in Madrid over the summer and we were at this park. I love it!

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  5. Gorgeous! :)
    I always enjoy your photos Liz, so wonderful.

    Kristina

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  6. Looks a bit chilly, but oh-so-beautiful. I love the blue row boats!

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  7. So beautiful! Big city parks have something so magical about them :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  8. It's a beautiful park isn't it? I went to Madrid a few years ago for a city break, and would love to go back again one day.

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  9. I love Madrid! Love the pics as always! I hope you guys had a great time :)

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  10. Central Park was one of my favorite places when I lived in New York, so I'll bet I would love this too. Thanks for the travel tip and the pictures - that sunshine looks divine!

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  11. So cute! My husband and I have almost the exact same picture in front of the pond at Retiro!

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  12. I studied abroad in Madrid and Retiro Park was the perfect spot for after class sangria parties. Love your pics!

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  13. Your blog is absolutely delightful! That's why I included it in my 10 Expat Blogs You'll Love list on my site www.TravelingGreener.com. Happy week!

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