A weekend in Madrid: Retiro Park, the Crystal Palace and some tapas


Last weekend I visited my gorgeous friend (and bridesmaid) Beth, who has recently moved out to Madrid. We needed to go bridesmaid dress shopping and Madrid seemed like a good place to go to do that! The dress is all sorted but I can’t show you just yet – but I thought I’d share some of my photos. We packed quite a bit into a weekend!


Our first destination was Mercado de San Miguel – a really amazing market where you can buy pretty much everything food-wise, sample the sangria (although I had iced tea!) and generally soak up the atmosphere. Fabulous!



The following day, we shopped in the morning before doing some more exploring – starting in Buen Retiro Park. There is a beautiful rose garden there, and one or two of them were in bloom. We even spotted some cute ducklings!




We also visited the Crystal Palace and spent ages taking photos there. Inside, there was a lovely art installation.




Here we are enjoying the sun (briefly!) – it was a pretty chilly weekend!


That evening we went to a little tapas place, which seemed to be very popular with the locals! The food was amazing – we had feta and caramelised red onion tortilla with some chicken and some ham and cheese croquettes. Yum!




This is already quite a long post so I’ll write about our visit to El Rastro in another post, but the first photo gives you a sneaky peek!


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