Thursday, March 28, 2013

P. Quinta de la Fuente del Berro

Tis the season for park visiting , in between the rain storms, here in Madrid. Brace yourself for a slew of pretty European park pictures. 

Today's park is a lesser known park so all links to park information will be in Spanish. I will do my best to translate the relevant bits for English speaking readers, but a good percentage of my readers are bilingual, hence, the included links.

Parque Quinta de la Fuente del Berro 17th century garden.

Once, probably used as a palace outside of the city now it has quite definitely in the city and is only a 15 minute stroll from my home. It has been changed hands in the royal circles since the 17th century, and has been a public park since 1954.

Fuente means fountain, and the park is named for the great tasting water this fountain gave.

In fact there used to be a stream nearby (between where the photo below was taken ,and those buildings) but there is now a circular highway (M30) running over the stream.

Still this park is a very pleasant place to quietly stroll on a weekend afternoon.

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