We had just arrived, a little jet-lagged, rubbing our eyes in disbelief. We had just made our way across the Atlantic for the first time and on our first day in Madrid, Spain, our gracious hostess took us in and around downtown Madrid. While our day was long, we experienced a sunset over warm, Roman-esque pillars at Retiro Park. You really cannot ask for more when it comes to the Golden Hour and photography. Our hostess was showing us things to do in Madrid and, wow, what a way to start our trip to this area of Spain than to experience such an iconic place at dusk.
While Spain is not our favorite country by any stretch of the imagination, the architecture in Spain is some of the most impressive I’ve found during our travels. With structures such as these, big, cosmopolitan buildings on the ocean, and Gaudi in all his magnificence, Spain has some of the most stunning cityscapes in the world.
The Buen Retiro Park (Spanish: Parque del Buen Retiro, literally “Park of the Pleasant Retreat,” or simply El Retiro) is the 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.
Retiro Park Information:
Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Hours: Winter: 7AM – 10PM Summer: 7AM – 12AM
Italicized information from Wikipedia – Buen Retiro Park