IN PICS: Madrid shrouded in fog as rare pea-souper descends on Spain's capital

Fiona Govan
Fiona Govan - [email protected] • 18 Nov, 2020 Updated Wed 18 Nov 2020 10:21 CEST
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It’s not often Madrid sees such a phenomenon but on Tuesday night Spain’s capital was shrouded in dense fog giving the streets and iconic buildings a haunting atmosphere.


Madrileños shared their dramatic images of the pea-souper night on social media.

Here’s a selection of the best:

The Almudena Cathedral and Real Palace looked hauntingly beautiful in the diffused light.

Photo by @SecretosenMadrid.


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Spain's parliament building: 


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A foggy walk in the Retiro park:

Photo: AFP

Puerta del Sol:

Looking up the Gran Via from a rooftop on Plaza de España provided a view more reminiscent of London than Madrid.


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The view from Madrid's four towers was quite spectacular:

The fog, known as 'niebla' in Spanish, gave a spookiness to the streets of La Latina.


If you have some great photos to share, use #thelocalSpain on Instagram or send them to [email protected] 



Fiona Govan 2020/11/18 10:21

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