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Unique places in Madrid : The Rose Garden in Parque del Oeste

Take the time to wander down the Rose Garden, read a book or get that perfect photo The Rose Garden “Rosaleda Ramón Ortiz” on the edge of Madrid´s Parque del Oeste, is best visited in the month of May when they hold a contest in Madrid for the best rose. The public is invited to come and view the roses in the competition and an expert jury comes in to choose the winners. After a winner has been chosen, that plant is given a special place with a little plaque in the garden. You can, of course, visit the Rosaleda at any point during the year, and the entrance is free to the public.

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The Rastro in Madrid : A classic on Sundays

It is a market that might seem overwhelming, but it you allow yourself to go and listen to the music of the voices, you will enjoy the morning On a sunny autumn Sunday Rusko decided to explore El Rastro in Madrid. Rusko took the metro to La Latina and followed the literal wave of people to the hill full of booths and people. El Rastro is an open air market that began in the year 1740 as a space to sell second hand clothing in the lower classes. At the time it was located near the slaughterhouse (near Puerta de Toledo) and this is how the market got its name because the “rastro” is another way to say the place where animals are killed by meat mongers because of the mark or “rastro” that they leave behind.

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