The lake at Retiro Park
The Parque del Buen Retiro is already a romantic spot in itself, with beautiful spots including a rose garden, a palace made entirely of glass and plenty of park benches hidden among quiet corners. That said, nothing tops sitting in a tiny rowboat in the middle of the lake, looking out over the park and seeing the beautiful monument reflected in the water as the sun shines down.
The rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes
The rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centre costs €4 to access, but it’s well worth it, considering the views are some of the best in Madrid. You can explore the space, checking out panoramic views from all angles, and then relax with your honey on one of the couches, order a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset.
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Paseo del Prado
There’s nothing more romantic then strolling one of Madrid’s most beautiful tree-lined streets hand-in-hand. Lined with famous museums, restaurants and beautiful buildings, walking down the center of the Paseo del Prado boulevard, which is shaded by tree canopies and surrounded by flower beds and stone fountains, feels like a peaceful escape from the busy city.
The gazebo at Parque de el Capricho
Another inherently romantic green space, the Capricho park used to the summer haven of the royal kings – it certainly feels like you’re actually stepping back to the late 1700s when you see the beautiful French, Italian and English architectural styles here. Besides exploring the Greek-like columns and ruins, spotting black swans in the lake or getting lost in the winding labyrinth, you can also share a kiss inside the stunning stone gazebo, which is perched delicately atop a small hill.
Templo de Debod
It may seem a bit odd to spot an Egyptian temple in the city center of Madrid, but this structure was actually a gift to Madrid from Egypt. Although the Templo de Debod came to Madrid in the 1960s, it dates back to the 2nd century BC and happens to be one of the most romantic spots in Madrid to catch an awe-inspiring sunset. Snuggle up to your bae in the grass with a bottle of wine and watch the sun set over the horizon.
Walking along this quiet riverside area is a very romantic way to experience Madrid, especially if you factor in a pause at one of the small riverside terraces to enjoy a glass of wine as you check out the tranquil river. If you’re hoping for a more active romantic activity, you can rent bikes, jog or rollerblade along the many paths near the water.