Madrid – El Retiro park

The best thing about Barrio Salamanca is its proximity to El Retiro, a big and beautiful park which borders it to the south east. It’s one of my favourite places to go for a walk or a jog, have a cold beer in the shade or lie on the grass in the sun after a big lunch!

Jogging, it’s about a 30 minute circuit, if you take in all the corners, but it’s much more fun to explore the small shady internal paths which are full of unexpected sights. There’s an outdoor gym near the Fountain of the Fallen Angel, the only statue I know dedicated to Lucifer. I love the imps on the base! Click on the photos to enlarge them.

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