If a city has a botanical garden, I always make it a point to visit and take in the beauty. I could have spent hours in the Real Jardín Botánico in Madrid. The flowers were flourishing including peonies, roses and violets. We visited during the week and it was so peaceful, you could wander much of the grounds being completely by yourself.
For more on Madrid, read '48 Hours in Madrid' from the latest issue of the Journal!
Photography by Alison