The city of Madrid is not without impressive and beautiful parks There’s one that’s worth visiting, near the popular areas of Principe Pio Metro Station and Centro commercial — it is the ultra-green city park known as Parque Madrid Río.
The park can be described as complete and modern recreational because of the presence of various facilities found within. Modern recreational and sports structures and equipment, in particular, are situated in strategic areas along its length. Hence, promenaders and hikers, physical fitness enthusiasts doing some exercise using their favorite equipment, bikers, and even skaters are familiar sights in the park. Do you know that it even has what they call an urban beach? Amazing, isn’t it?
The park is linear in shape, running along the course of the historic Manzanares River. Comprising a total length of 10 kilometers, it traverses through a number of Madrid city districts such as Carabanchel and Centro, but it is best associated with Arganzuela, which is why many refer to it as the Arganzuela Park. Also found are a number of bridges meant for use by pedestrians and bicycle riders, such as the Arganzuela bridge. Most of these structure basically connect one side of the park to the other.
The Parque Madrid Rio is touted to be one of the most pedestrian-friendly places within the capital, where one can enjoy miles of walkways that stretch through the park. I myself had already taken a long and leisurely walk through it not once, but a couple of times, starting my promenade in the area of Plaza Legaspi, reaching Principe Pio n front of the gateway monument after almost 2 hours.
All in all, the fascinating green city park strip runs a total of 10 kilometres and on the average, is 25 meters wide. It also connects already existing green areas such as the Casa del Campo with the city centre.
Pedestrian bridge offer convenient transfer of pedestrians and bikers from one bank to another
Sign along pathway going to Matadero, a culture and arts center of Madrid
Nave buildings at Matadero MadridPalacio de Arganzuela or Invernadero building (greenhouse) is found at the Plaza Legaspi portion of the park, beside Matadero
Sky sleigh ride is one of the fun rides inside Parque Madrid
The park features a spacious rink for skates and skate board riders and enthusiasts
Lush fauna abound within the Madrid Rio park
Wooden benches are also everywhere, in case your feet tire from all the walking
Stately monument stands in the middle of the park
Arganzuela coniaxial pedestrian bridge is one of the major bridges spanning the historic Manzanares River
The Arganzuel footbridge consists of metal spirals that interlock. Wood component serves as floor of the bridge
Puente de Toledo is a very famous baroque-style bridge of Madrid filled with history, built way back in the early part of the 1700’s. Like the other park bridges, the Toledo bridge links both banks and roundabouts of Pyramides and Carabanchel or Marquis de Vadillo.
Also known as Puente Segoviana, the Segovia Bridge a major bridge within Madrid Rio Park, and one of the popular Renaissance work of Spanish architect Juan de Herrera. The bridge is considered as a vital access point to the town
The Bridge of Segovia with fountains accenting its area. Seen in the background are the Palacio Real and the Almuneda Cathedral
Puente de Segovia is recognized as the city’s oldest bridge in Madrid, constructed during the sixteenth century
Entrance to the Casa de Campo, located at the portion of Madrid Rio near Principe Pio
Direccion: Puente de Toledo Madrid, 28019