Last Sunday we went to Parque de Capricho (could only find a Spanish link) on a recommendation. This park is kind of hard to get to, being several long streets away from the metro stop which bares it's name (and an hour metro ride from my house). It is quite surprisingly in a vey suburban part of the city, but quite un-surprisingly it is gardens that surround a palace (belonging to a ducal family). This park is only open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
This post took so long because it was a little overwhelming picking out the photos to share with you. These palace grounds were a playground for the royalty living or visiting there, and there is a lot to see. It kind of reminded me of a mini-golf course (only prettier) in the fact that there were a lot of ornamental buildings, a fake river to boat on, and even a little mini fortress to pretend to guard.
We did not have the time to see everything, and I have not posted all we did see. Here are the highlights:
The "dock" for the ballroom. Can you see the huge boar under the stairs? Click to enlarge.
An artistic shot I captured of a little house.
Bacchus the god of wine and drinking, sitting under some of my beloved Umbrella pines.
I do have to say, however pretty this park is, it does not hold a candle to my favorite park in the world Parc del Laberint d' Horta, which is in Barcelona and well worth a visit.
Hopefully there will be really great news on Monday! (Fingers crossed, do not want to jinx it by saying what it is.)