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

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

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by JavR (@jrubio16)

Spain's parliament building: 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Carmen Baños (@cbanos)

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.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Tomek (@tomaszsm)

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.

 

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