On Monday after the MC Escher exhibit we returned to the area near our hotel and went for a long walk in the Retiro park, #2 trip advisor activity to do in Madrid.
The locals were out soaking up the sun after having such a cold patch. We first stopped at the Crystal Palace which is used for rotating art installations.
The current ‘installation’ was a sound piece. After some pictures and loud clunks, whomps, plip-plops we moved back outside to look at the adjacent pond with turtles and black swans.
We stopped in a park cafe area and had some pizza and jamon sandwiches, successfully avoiding the fortune telling gypsies. Next we came across the Monument to Alfonso XII.
It was surrounded by a large artificial lake that people rowed boats around. Also saw ninja squirrel in brown, up a palm tree, J named him Vizconde Bojangles.
Enjoyed the slower paced walk and the koi ponds and flowers in the 70 degree sunshine. A lovely way to wrap up the day. Tuesday we are off to visit Toledo.