I will be spending the month of July travelling through Spain, offering you a glimpse of the people, places, history of this beautiful country.This week I am here in Madrid, an elegant city and the capitol, dating back to the 1600s.
Today a visit to Buen Retiro Park (Park of the Pleasant Retreat). The 350 acre green space located in the heart of Madrid once belonged to the monarchy; it became a park toward the end of the 19th century. Its impossible to see all the wondrous sites in one day, among them: The Statute of the Fallen Angel; the iconic Crystal Palace; the lake surrounding the Alphonso XII monument.
Afterwards, lunch at the elegant, Perrachica restaurant located at Calle Eloy Gonzalo. With gorgeous mismatched chairs and china, the popular eatery has an eclectic menu and an excellent wine list. The oxtail croquettes and eggplant tempura with hummus were fantastic.