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Parks & nature in Madrid

Park
“Amazing park where you can picnic, relax and forget about the time. You can use a bike or any other choice to move around”
705 locals recommend
Playground
“All purpose bar, but quite popular among the locals for their breakfasts. Very close to the underground station.”
170 locals recommend
Garden
“A real paradise in the middle of the city showing specimens, founded three centuries ago when the years of plant hunting travels funded by Spanish kings and were collecting plants and from mostly everywhere. Very interesting design of layout, including a green house for exhibitions and events. A delicious visit!”
93 locals recommend
Park
“With a surface area of almost 100 hectares, this important green space is located between the road to A Coruña, the university campus and the area of Moncloa. The park was an initiative by the mayor of Madrid, Mr. Alberto Aguilera, in the year 1906, who requested the landscaper Cecilio Rodríguez to design a place for walking and recreation for the residents of Madrid. The space has very original places such as the cable car, the school of ceramics, the rose garden, where an international rose competition is held each year, or the Temple of Debod, near Plaza de España, an Egyptian temple from the second century B.C. which was given to Spain by the Egyptian Government.”
74 locals recommend
Garden
“// Rooftop bar // Few places in Madrid have an aura as magical as the Royal Palace. Right in front of this emblematic building we find the Terrace of the Gardens of Sabatini, ideal to contemplate the sunset looking at the horizon and see how the tones of the sun that disappears mix with the green of the vegetation.”
65 locals recommend
Plaza
“Malasaña square with terraces, small market on sundays and bohemian atmosphere.”
84 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful park. Previously the garden of the estate of one of the Dukes, and now open to the public. ”
58 locals recommend
Park
“ La siguiente fuente de la misma época que la fuente de Cibeles. --- The next source from the same time as the Cibeles fountain.”
11 locals recommend
Garden
“Jardín neoclásico del Palacio Real, con 3 terrazas, fuentes, estatuas y eventos al aire libre. --- Neoclassical garden of the Royal Palace, with 3 terraces, fountains, statues and outdoor events.”
19 locals recommend
Garden
“Next to the Royal Palace, this gardens were created in the XIX century and are part of National Heritage. The view of the landscape is stunning!”
53 locals recommend
Park
“One of Madrid’s most traditional green spaces. Located in La Latina, next to the Viaducto de Segovia, the Fiestas de San Isidro, the patron saint of Madrid, are held here every year. At the southern end, you’ll find Parque de la Cornisa, which surrounds the Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande, and which has an extensive area of gardens Venture to the top of the hillside to enjoy some really spectacular views.”
17 locals recommend
Park
“Neighborhood park great for families, to jog, or shoot some hoops. You can find pieces of the Berlin Wall in fountains at the park.”
19 locals recommend
Park
“Gran parque lleno de naturaleza perfecto para dar una vuelta con tu pareja o tu familia Great park full of nature perfect for a walk with your partner or your family.”
19 locals recommend
Park
“Second biggest park in Madrid. Great for biking, walking around the lakes, lots of playgrounds and picnic areas”
13 locals recommend
Park
“Con 125 hectáreas y más de 15.000 árboles, el parque de El Retiro es un remanso verde en el centro de Madrid. Especial atención merecen algunos de sus jardines: el jardín de Vivaces, los jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (jardines clasicistas con aires andaluces), los jardines del Arquitecto Herrero Palacios, la Rosaleda (colección de rosas) y el Parterre Francés con el Ciprés Calvo, el árbol más antiguo de Madrid, del que se dice que podría tener alrededor de 400 años. No es solo uno de los pulmones de Madrid, sino que ofrece también cultura, ocio y deporte a madrileños y visitantes. Entre sus elementos arquitectónicos e históricos más importantes se encuentran: el Estanque Grande que ofrece varias actividades, como barcas de remo, barco y aula solar y la Escuela Municipal de Piragüismo, dirigida a niños y jóvenes entre 7 y 17 años, el Palacio de Velázquez y el Palacio de Cristal, ambos utilizados actualmente como salas de exposición. El Palacio de Cristal, pabellón romántico creado para dar cabida a una muestra de plantas exóticas en la Exposición de Filipinas de 1887, es uno de los principales ejemplos de la arquitectura del hierro en España. Además, El Retiro alberga esculturas y fuentes notables como son el monumento a Alfonso XII, proyecto del arquitecto José Grasés Riera -que estrena esta primavera un mirador desde el que disfrutar de unas bellas vistas de la ciudad- o el reservado de Fernando VII, situado en la esquina de las calles O'Donnell y Menéndez Pelayo. Este último incluye la Casa del Pescador, la Montaña Artificial y la Casa del Contrabandista (que ahora acoge Florida Retiro, un moderno multiespacio dedicado al ocio y la hostelería que durante años albergó la antigua sala de fiestas Florida Park), que le confieren un aire romántico. Destacan además, la estatua de El Ángel caído; única escultura en el mundo que representa al diablo, la fuente de los Galápagos, que conmemora el nacimiento de Isabel II, la sorprendente Ermita de San Pelayo y San Isidoro, el Bosque del Recuerdo y el Teatro de Títeres, un teatro único en Europa con programación estable todos los fines de semana.”
12 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place for a cheap day out from the main part of Madrid. The park is full of modern sculptures, gardens and fountains. Take your passport and you can borrow a bike for free.”
24 locals recommend