Parque Madrid Río

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Parque Madrid Río
4.5
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Madrid Río Park
How to get there
  • Pirámides • 5 min walk
  • Marqués de Vadillo • 5 min walk
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dena f
Oxfordshire, UK228 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
A great open space with a wide trail for walking, running, or cycling. There were a number of smaller playgrounds along the route and you really only have to cross 1 major road along a 6km stretch. We rented a family cycle from Eco Moving Sports at an hourly rate and joined the crowd along the river.
Written November 13, 2021
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A keen traveller
Scotland, UK81 contributions
Feb 2020
We spent a beautiful Saturday enjoying the February sunshine in the river park. It’s amazing, particularly the size and scale of the regeneration project . We got a bus from outside our hotel straight to the Matadero, the old slaughterhouse turned cultural and social centre, which itself is a fascinating showpiece. From there we rented bikes and had a great day exploring, stopping off at a cafe along the way. Highly recommend as an antidote to the usual tourist stuff!
Written February 20, 2020
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KathleenR_28
Port Dover, Canada6,297 contributions
Feb 2020
One of the places I enjoyed while in Madrid was the Parque Madrid Rio. I loved the many photo opportunities this place has to offer ... nature, health buffs working out, old bridges, modern bridges, and the fact that it was not busy and is big. A great way to stay healthy ... forget the gym. This park is the way to go.

I walked one direction the first day of my visit and went the opposite direction the following day. Lots of things to see and take pictures of.
Written January 8, 2021
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anonymous
Madrid, Spain355 contributions
May 2021
Madrid has done a fantastic job of making this long section of the river into a boulevard punctuated with parks. If you include the less formal section north of casa de Campo, it runs at least 20km. Very popular with bar-restuarants on the walk as well as in the street running alongside for parts of the way. If you keep going south it becomes open country with a good path and parks along the river. Also good for cyclists.
Written May 9, 2021
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klsalas
Seattle, WA3,655 contributions
Oct 2011 • Couples
Shortly before our trip to Spain (which included two nights in Madrid) we were reading about Madrid Rio, an enormous ribbon of park running about 10km along the Manzanares that some have called one of the most ambitious urban planning and landscape architecture projects in a generation.

We visited the park in conjunction with a trip to the new Matadero Madrid arts complex (which does not appear to be listed yet on TA) which sits at one end of the park. We started at the Matadero Plaza and followed the Madrid Rio as far as Puente Toledo which provided a useful jumping off point for tapas that evening on C. Cava Baja.

The park has been in the works for some time now but has been open for less than a year (and in fact landscaping and other works are continuing). It's highlights include beautiful green space, a host of new pedestrian bridges, some amazing contemporary and historic architecture (restoration of several historic bridges was an important part of the project), bike and walking trails, sports facilities, a skate park, playgrounds, an urban beach and, being Spain, at least one bar where we stopped to enjoy a bit of local football on TV over a caña and a glass of wine.

In short, the Madrid Rio is a major urban park, ambitious in design and scope, that provide a really wide variety of options for relaxation and recreation. Moreover it seems to be quickly realizing the goal of being adopted as an accessible backyard for Madrilenos. As a tourist it is hard not to be envious of a city amenity like Madrid Rio but while there you can pretend like you are a local for a bit and gain a sense of what it is like to live in Madrid.
Written November 22, 2011
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Pucela08
Lawrence, KS1,591 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
During a visit to Madrid in January, I decided to explore the urban riverwalk along the Manzanares river. It was a lovely Saturday, pleasant temperatures for January. Although I only walked 8km, the walk was a lovely experience. A wonderful park area along the river, the riverwalk leads to several park areas and playgrounds and winds around several city neighborhoods. There are restaurants and cafés along the way. In addition, a number of small bridges and walkways connect the riverwalk with the surrounding urban core. The walk is bike-friendly and a magnet to families, skaters, and roller boarders. As a consequence, one can explore and experience the dynamic cityscape of Madrid. The views are also fascinating and ever changing. The walk seems to be a recent project destined to transform the river into an oasis within the mega-metrópolis of Madrid. It was clear that has become a vital conduit for the inhabitants and an enjoyable space for visitors. I plan to return and enjoy the green spaces afforded by the walk.
Written February 4, 2014
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stepknees
Bellevue, WA178 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
This park is beautiful for strolling (and I really wish I'd come here for a run), but if your family travel MO always involves hitting some good playgrounds (as ours does, with 8- & 10-year-old boys), then Madrid Rio is a don't-miss.

The info I found about the park online says there are 17 different play areas, but I found it difficult to find the specific locations of the various play areas beforehand. These 5 are pretty great and it's about a mile and a half walk so we thought that was enough to explore; hopefully these directions will be useful to others.

If you take the metro to Piramides and walk east along the north side of the river, you'll first get to the "Esqueleto," a large log structure for climbing. A little farther along, just after the modern Arganzuela pedestrian bridge, you'll find the "toboganes," a set of about 8 (really cool, per my kids) slides built into a little hill. Next, a more standard play area, themed like a pirate ship. Next, after the skate park, the "tirolina," or zip line.

If you go a little farther past the tirolina, cross the first of two identical pedestrian bridges to the other side of the river, and keep going east, you'll come to another playground with a smaller zipline. After that, cross the next pedestrian bridge back to the north side of the river and you'll be close to the Legazpi metro station. (note that the Matadero art & culture space is right here; check their calendar for interesting stuff going on.)

There are restrooms at the snack bar between the slides and the pirate ship. There's also a large mall across the street from the last playground I described.
Written April 15, 2018
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Jos C
Galway, Ireland11 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
I was pleasantly surprised upon our arrival at the beach.. in the middle of this beautiful city. We rented sun loungers at a minimal fee of €2 per lounger for the day. The children played very happily by the water and we enjoyed a few cocktails at the beach bar. They also served up a lovely lunch at a reasonable price. I noticed alot of families bought their own picnic along with them. The weather was amazing and it was a fantastic day out.. I will return again and I would highly recommend!
Written August 22, 2014
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Maria T
Gold Coast, Australia12 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
So much to do and see. It's interesting and varied with lots of gorgeous buildings to appreciate. Don't just rush through. It's worth savouring.
Written December 13, 2017
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Tracey O
77 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
I normally take my son here in the Summer. It´s great for riding a bike or just cooling off under the water fountains that come up from the ground. A good place to have a drink or snack or for taking a picnic with the family. It´s a very large park that stretches along the Manzanares River. The nearest metro station is not that near (Puerto de Toledo- green line) You have to walk for about 12 minutes straight down Calle Toldeo until you can see a metal futuistic looking bridge and take one of the various entrances.
Written February 13, 2017
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