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A beautiful place, amaizing gardens.. worth the visit. you can walk arround, view the mouments, and amaze with the majestic gardens. I loved the buidings there, and all arround, very relaxful, not crowded, great fot pictures.
The queue for the palace was horrendous so we wandered through the gardens adjoining the palace instead. Beautifully maintained garden with multiple fountains and benches to sit on. A nice green oasis.
This is a nice park situated between Palacio Real and Parque del Oeste. Originally gardens of the royal palace. It’s pretty and peaceful. We particularly liked the box hedge mazes. For me there is more to see and enjoy in the much larger Retiro Park...More
Wow. Next to the Royal palace are beautiful gardens called The Sabatini Gardens which are part of the palace. They were opened to the public by King Juan Carlos I in 1978. We walked around those before making our way to the “Temple De Debod”...More
Garden is beautiful, well maintained, with statues along the sides of pond. The hedges and trees layout is like a maze. It was very hot and sunny in the afternoon. Best to visit in early morning or just before sunset.
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.