LA ROSALEDA DEL PARQUE DEL OESTE
In our Unconventional Musts Madrid minimap one of the featured spots is the Parque del Oeste. Carola, editor of the minimap says about it: “This lovely park is usually overlooked by people who often choose to just visit El Retiro, but I think that this is one of those special places that people of all ages can easily enjoy, and that fits the needs of various different types of groups.” One of those groups can be, of course, rose lovers.
I visited the Rosaleda this past weekend and loved it. I even found a rose named Julio Iglesias, how awesome and how Spanish is that! The place is still not at its best, I mean, not all the flowers are in bloom, but it’s definitely getting there and it smells delicious. Now in May there’s a Rose Contest and you can vote and receive a rose.
If you’re visiting Madrid, plan a trip to the Parque del Oeste, the flowers, the cute funicular, the Temple of Debod, the nature, the cafés and Julio Iglesias are waiting for you!
Behold. It’s Julio Iglesias!