Spain, Madrid Guide (B): Best Parks in Madrid

Best Parks in Madrid
I had big plans for this weekend.

All week the weather here in Madrid has been beautiful, sunny and hot, so I figured there was no better way to spend my weekend than by sipping on a drink, basking in the sun, and relaxing on the grass in one of Madrid’s best parks.

Well, Mother Nature clearly had different plans as we’ve been plagued with more rain than sun these past few days. While it made for a productive weekend, it so wasn’t what I had in mind.

Instead of lounging, I spent my days daydreaming and making plans for the next sunny day where, mark my words, I will be out enjoying one the best parks in this fine city.

Here are my top five favourite parks in Madrid:
Parque del Oeste

Located in the Moncloa district of Madrid, Parque del Oeste is a beautiful combination of grassy knolls and wooded forests. The park covers approx. 18,000 and is home to the famous Templo de Debod. Its network of winding trails makes it one of the best places, and one of my favourites, for an afternoon or after-dinner stroll.

El Retiro

El Retiro (or Buen Retiro Park) is one of the biggest parks in Madrid. Originally, the park belonged to the Spanish Monarch, but in the late-19th century it was opened to the public and it quickly became the green heart of the city.

Located just at the edge of the city centre, El Retiro is a magnificent park filled with monuments, rolling hills and a small lake, complete with row boats. It’s one of the city’s biggest ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Best Parks in Madrid
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Parque del Oeste   El Retiro   Casa de Campo   Jardines de Sabatini   Parque Madrid Río   Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid  
Author: Kate Slean
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