Madrid is considered one of the greenest cities in Europe, and only Tokyo has more trees in the streets than the capital of Spain. There are many Parks in Madrid available to both its inhabitants and tourists who visit the city, some as famous as El Retiro, the Casa de Campo, the Royal Botanical Garden or the most recent Madrid Rio, but there are many others, less known, that will also surprise you.
These are only 5 of them, five parks in Madrid that you may not know:
El Capricho Park
Located in the Alameda de Osuna neighborhood, on Paseo de la Alameda de Osuna 26, not far from the airport, the Parque del Capricho was built at the end of the 18th century by the wife of the 9th Duke of Osuna. Designed by the French architect Jean-Baptiste Mulot, it is the only garden of Romanticism that exists in the city. Used by the French troops during the Napoleonic Invasion, as well as during the Civil War (you can already visit one of the bunkers that were built at the time), today is a haven of peace that you will not want to miss.
How to get to El Capricho Park? By subway station “El Capricho” (L5) – 950 meters and Lines 101, 105 and 151 of the EMT. Open only Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during restricted hours.
Quinta de Los Molinos
This garden, the Quinta de Molinos, which was owned by the Count of Torres Arias, is located in the Barrio de Salvador (San Blas-Canillejas), on Calle Alcalá s / n. After a long period of neglect, it currently attracts a large number of visitors, especially during the flowering season of its numerous almond trees.
And this property has a marked Mediterranean character, as it also has olive trees, pines and fig trees, among other species, as well as a mill, a pond, and a small palace. Do not be surprised to see different groups of people enjoying a picnic in good weather!
The Quinta de Los Molinos Park is classified as a Historical Park by the 1997 General Urban Plan of Madrid.
How to get to Quinta de Los Molinos? Station “Suances” (L5) – 5 meters and Lines 77, 104 and 105 of the EMT. Open every day from 06:30 to 22:00 Hrs
Felipe VI Park or Valdebebas Park
Popularly known as ” Parque de Valdebebas”, it is the last green lung that has been incorporated into the city in the neighborhood of the same name. With its more than 450 hectares, it is almost as extensive as the parks Central Park (New York) and Hyde Park (London) together, which you can walk on foot thanks to its many pedestrian paths, or by bike for its cycling ring. If we could see it from the air we would see that it has the shape of a tree, in which each of its “branches” has representative species of 10 types of Iberian forest. It is an eco-efficient park, which is irrigated only with recycled water and is located at Avda. De las Fuerzas Armadas 11.
How to get to Valdebebas Park? Lines 174 and SE799 of the EMT, there is no subway station close enough. Open every day, with different hours depending on the season
Cerro del Tío Pío or Park of the Seven Tits
Commonly known as the “Park of the Seven Tits” by the hills that make it up, this simple green oasis in Vallecas keeps an unpayable reward for those who ascend to any of its peaks: one of the best views of the Madrid skyline, especially at dusk, that reaches up to the Sierra de Guadarrama on clear days. How many buildings are you able to distinguish?
How to get to Cerro del Tío Pío? By metro, stop Buenos Aires (L1) – 750 meters and lines 54, 141 and 143 of the EMT. Free access. Benjamín Palencia Street 2
Mount of El Pardo
A place where you can observe the bellowing of deer just 8 km from the Puerta del Sol? Although it seems impossible, it is not. Mount El Pardo gives you this opportunity, as well as crossing with deer, fallow deer, wild boars, foxes and even wild cats. And if you like birds, it is possible here to spot imperial eagles and black vultures, among other species. In addition, in the area, there are a number of relevant buildings that are well worth a visit: the Royal Palace of El Pardo, the Casita del Príncipe and the Convent of El Pardo Christ, among others. And to complete the day, nothing like tasting the local cuisine in any of the restaurants in the area.
How to get to Monte del Pardo? Intercity lines 601 (from Moncloa) and 602 (from La Paz Hospital) and by subway There is no station close enough. Free access to the area open to the public.
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