This magnificent riverside park is more than 10 km long. Also, it serves as a connection between the Lineal del Manzanares Park, the Anillo Verde Ciclista (“Green Cycling Ring”), and the cycle track towards the centre of Madrid via Sol.

Coming in from Principe Pío we’ll see in front of us the Puente de Rey, which connects with the Casa de Campo. Downstream, we’ll take in some more bridges, both historical and modern. Specifically, the first one will be the Puente de Segovia, with big fountains on either side.

Coming in from Legazpi we’ll see first up the Matadero (“the Slaughterhouse”) and the Invernadero de Arganzuela (“Arganzuela Greenhouse”). Going upriver, we’ll soon come to the Urban Beach (Playa Urbana), which is an oasis in summer for us Madrilians.

Generally speaking, children’s playparks are well spread-out in the park, and they’re so original that even adults want to have a go on them – one or two of you would love to give the zipline a try!

On the oficial website of Madrid Río you can find an interactive map explaining all you need to know about the history and the leisure activities.

Madrid Rio from the Toledo bridge

Categories: Madrid sightseeing


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *