Photo by Serena Olivieri
Visit El jardín del Ángel
- Calle de las Huertas 2
I discovered this wonderful flower shop right in the center of Madrid, Spain: El jardín del ángel, meaning, The Angel’s Garden. I actually knew this place existed, I’ve always wanted to enter and take a look, but I didn’t — ’til today!
I was amazed by its atmosphere: imagine a little green house with a small garden outside, surrounded by taller buildings in the center of bustling touristic Madrid. Plants everywhere, wooden furniture, some vintage chairs … even the air was cooler than outside. A beautiful place to stop and relax a bit.
The history of this place is also very interesting. According to the website, right beneath this greenhouse there was a cemetery for at least 300 years. It was closed around 1889 and the cemetery was moved, then the near San Sebastian church decided to rent it to the Martín family, which opend a flower shop that passed through generation for over 100 years!
I hope you enjoy these pictures and the flavour that comes from them!