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Madrid Río Park

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Why locals love it

This 6-kilometre long park along the Manzanares river used to be a busy motorway. It's popular with madrileños who like to rollerblade, run, cycle, walk or simply hang out with friends at its openair bars. Madrid's green lung features several impressive bridges over the river, flower beds, children's games and playgrounds.

Why you should visit it

This park is a green oasis in Madrid's concrete jungle. Get off at Principe Pío metro station and walk along the river until you get to Legazpi metro station. On your way you'll enjoy nice views of the Royal Palace. For the football fans: as you walk along the river you'll pass by the Calderón stadium, home to the Atlético de Madrid football club.

Special tip

Its grassy meadows are ideal for a picnic or a sunbathing session.

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2 Comments

This a beautiful area to walk around and get a different view of the city.
Pat
Local
April 22, 2018
We got a river too! Why don't use it? along the Manzanares may find the two, yes two, Ermitas de la Florida de el Santo, one for Goya rests and other for Mass'use May eat too Chicken at Casa Miingo :)
Paloma
Local Expert
December 9, 2017

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