Posted at 1:03 pm
In the heart of Madrid is one of the premier botanical gardens of the world. It is called El Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (The Royal Botanical Gardens of Madrid).
In 1755, Fernando VI ordered the creation of these gardens. In 1774, it was moved to its current location by Carlos III, where it was inaugurated in 1781.
It is well known for its wild roses garden which are pictured above.
Typical of garden designs from the period there are statues and fountains throughout.
It is located directly across the street from the Prado museum and is a great place to take a break.
“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted at 12:15 pm
Serving since 1894 in Madrid is the oldest and best place for churros in all of Spain. The “Chocolateria San Gines” is open all day and all night. A perfect place to stop for a snack in the middle of the day or after a night of clubbing.
Churros are long pieces of fried dough with a distinctive edge to be dipped in chocolate.
Make no mistake this is not chocolate as you know it. It is very rich, dark, and delicious. Perfect for dipping. It is served hot and one cup is more than enough for two people.
Posted at 12:00 pm
Choo, choo… Our destination today is Spain.
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