I primarily spent time in Madrid to run the
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and to catch a flight to Galicia.
But it’s a nice city to walk through—especially the Parque del Retiro at night. The weather in Madrid in late September is also wonderfully comfortable, although there were a couple nighttime thunderstorms while I was inside a hotel.
I ran towards the Plaza de Castilla as a training run in Madrid. Cuarto Deposito: a park in the Charmatín district of Madrid with rose gardens and plenty of benches. These Free2Move electric city share cars made by Citroën were everywhere in Madrid. The lake at Parque del Retiro in Madrid. Lots of mostly young people were hanging out at the colonnade at the Monumento a Alfonso XII in the Parque del Retiro. A girl and a guy sitting alone in front of the lake at Parque del Retiro in Madrid. The Palacio de Cristal in Parque del Retiro in Madrid. I really liked the burrito bowls from Tierra Burrito Bar, a chain of restaurants in Madrid that are like Chipotle in the U.S.