Fall foliage is magnificent in Madrid! The pretty sights and landscapes become colourfully brown,orange,reddish and yellow with leaves. It is quite a spectacle and pleasant to walk under these falling leaves. Here follows our favourite fall foliage viewing spots in Madrid:
Parque del Buen Retiro- (Metro: Retiro Park)
The Retiro Park is a must visit while in Madrid,during automn. Trees and leaves make a picturesque landscape among the statues,,fountains, lake and gardens. Highlights of your visit are Crystal Palace, La Rosaleda (The Rose Garden) and Parterre,the French-influenced gardens. Here you will find species like magnolia, and coliflour cypress trees.
Parque El Capricho – (Metro: Olameda de Osuna)
Probably the most romantic park of Madrid, Capricho Park is marvellous in fall. It is not suprising that may couples and wedding pictures are taken here .In addition,according to Tripadvisor, this free park,is ranked 25 out of 873 things to do in Madrid.
Parque Juan Carlos I (Metro: Feria de Madrid)
Parque Juan Carlos I is located about 3 Madrid Metro stations from the Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport. It offers a variety of sports and entertainment for everyone, like the free bike loan services or free train rides. You can also enjoy fantastic views of Madrid,and in particular the Wanda Stadium of Atletico de Madrid.
Jardines de Sabatini – (Metro: Opera)
A stroll through the streets of Madrid city centre is not complete without vsiting the Jardines de Sabatini as well as the Royal Palace of Madrid. EU Citizen can visit the Royal Palace for free on Mondays to Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm during the months October to March as well as and from 6pm to 8pm during April to September. In addition, all nationalities have free entrances on the Spanish National Day,the 12th of October. Come and discover why the Royal Palace is one of the most instagrammable spots in Madrid and a gem during the automn season.
Templo de Debod – (Metro Plaza de España)
Apart from offering spectacular views of cultural attractions like the Almudena Cathedral and Royal Palace, Templo de Debod is a magnificent lookout for sunsets in Madrid. During fall, the sight of reddish and orange leaves in the pond and their reflection, is simply stunning. There are talks of converting this urban exotic monument into a museum to protect it from degradation from the natural elements and wear from human use.This automn, we really recommend wandering and pausing at this ancient monument.
Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid – (Metro Banco de España)
Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid ( Royal Botanical Garden) is a sanctuary for plants and vegetation from all around the world. It is a beautiful oasis with benches and offers a calming rest after a visit to the nearby Museo del Prado. There are also special events hosted from time to time like the photo exposition, PHotoEspaña or concerts. Entrance tickets are cheap at €4/adult ,€2 for students between 18 and 25, 50 cents for retirees and free for other groups of people like the unemployed all with necessary accreditation.
Parque Berlin – (Metro Alfonso XIII)
This relatively unknown and non-touristy park is the second home to a section of the Berlin Wall.The other section is located in Parque de Europe of Torrejon de Ardoz. Berlin Park is kid and dog friendly with dedicated playgrounds and canine zones. Moreover,it is 1.2 km(about 0.7miles or 15 minute walk) from the Real Madrid Stadium.