trees in the Parque del Retiro

Madrid…culture and mediterranean feeling: the famous Hieronymus Bosch triptych and a walk: the parcs of Madrid – feeling like Alice in Wonderland. This trip is special for me as a proud new owner of a small Nikon coolpix – starting “my digital photographic career”.


Destination Madrid, Spain
How and when I got there Lufthansa return flight from Duesseldorf; June 2007
Where I stayed Hotel Madrid Gran Via
Restaurants Mercado San Miguel,
Things to do My favorites: Buen Retiro Park, Museo del Prado; Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Plaza Mayor

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Recommendations in a nutshell Prado: Hieronymus Bosch triptych
Mercado San Miguel: market with lots of different food and drink stands – delicious!
Take a day off and visit Toledo

I love Spain, and one of my absolute favourites is Madrid – despite lacking the ocean at the “front porch”. There’s a lot of culture in the many different Museums. My favourites are the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. In the Prado, I like most the famous Hieronymus Bosch triptych – somewhere in the Prado Basement Vaults. Not easy to find, but worth the effort.

I’ve been to Madrid many times, usually Business trips, not accompanied by extensive photographing. During one trip in 2009, I managed to explore the parcs of Madrid. Particularly nice is the

Buen Retiro Park

…which means “Park of the Pleasant Retreat” – it feels like Alice in Wonderland:

The Park of the Pleasant Retreat” is the first biggest park of Madrid City and belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park. So, Walking there it still feels a bit like being a Royalty. Beside the extraordinary trees, you will find beautiful sculptures, galleries, a big glasshouse and a peaceful lake.

Greetings from Madrid,


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