Blogs and advice from Industry leading Specialists
Valuable Opinions, Comments & Gossip
Financial related News & Articles relating to Spain
Latest News, Stories
& Hot Topics
Various Tools & Widgets to help with your financial needs
Tools & Widgets to
help with finances
Polls, Surveys and Opinions featured throughout Tumbit
Featured Polls, Surveys & Stats
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat

Retiro Park : Madrid

By Meg West - Fri 5th Jul 2013

Retiro Park is a great place to visit all year round, but is especially pretty in Spring and Summer. Retiro Park is a hotspot for both tourists and Madrileños and could even be described as a symbol of Madrid. Once a private recreational ground for the royal family, today it is open to the public to enjoy the beautiful walks and views.

The main focus of the park is the lake, which is right in the middle and features an impressive monument which can be appreciated from afar and from up close. All year round groups of friends, couples and families scatter the steps, enjoying picnics along with the great view. It’s also possible to rent out small rowing boats for about €7 per boat (sadly they’ve put up the prices this year) which is always a good laugh and creates a great atmosphere, whether you’re on or off the lake.

Retiro is also a popular running spot, so if, like me, you struggle to find the motivation when running alone, change your route to encompass Retiro and join the streams of runners who circle the park at all hours of the day. Biking is also popular here, so if you don’t have a bike of your own here in Madrid, make the most of the bike rentals which were mentioned in a previous post; there are loads!

If the idea of putting on your lycra and running around in this increasing heat doesn’t massively take your fancy, worry not. Retiro, of course, is a popular picnic spot in summer to the point that at weekends it can be hard to find a clear spot of grass. You’ll also find it’s a popular place for people to come on their own to read – and sleep! – under the shade of the trees. The only advice I can give is to take something to sit on, because the grass isn’t quite like that of the UK and can be quite uncomfy to sit on!

To cut a long story short, if you’re in doubt of what to do on a sunny summer’s afternoon, head to Retiro and join the like-minded crowds. There’s a little cafe and plenty of drink stalls to keep your thirst and hunger at bay, so row/cycle/jog/sit/lie-back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

Comment on this Blog

 
Be the first to comment on this Blog !!
 
When shopping for bodyjewelrytips, never buy anything that has nickel. The best type of material is the steel, titanium, wood, anodized gold or gold. Most nickel products will rust and may infect your ear. If you have pierced the naval or eye, you do not need to worry, as that is the most versatile part of the body. You can wear rings, straight, curved or fancy and captive beads. There are many leading body piercing jewelry that offer some of the biggest collection at very affordable price. In regard to shopping, always go to a wholesale shape as that is the sure place of getting any type of body piercing jewelry. The only thing that you need to be careful about is the material used to make the jewelry. There are instances when body piercing might go wrong and the result is an infection. In order to avoid this, make sure that the person doing the piercing is qualified to do so. After piercing is done Bodys piercing trends, you should keep the area sterilized and clean. Use warm water to wipe dirt. Never use spirits as they will corrode the area resulting to a wound which might cause an infection.