Parque Lineal Del Manzanares, Madrid

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Manzanares Park is a large, 650 Ha. park in the south of Madrid, Spain. It follows the Manzanares River, backbone of the park, for fifteen km between the Casa de Campo and the town of GetafeThe first part of the park was inaugurated on April 29, 2003. The rest of the Park is under construction.The most significant areas of the finished part are: The Green Square, a wooden amphitheatre structure. The Alley of Senses, which goes along the river and is planted with palm trees, oak, cork, olive trees and other mediterranean species. The Umbráculo. The Watchtower, a pyramid-like structure with a 13 m high sculpture by Manolo Valdés on top representing the head of a woman looking at the city. The Pérgola. The Sports Area, with several football, basketball and handball fields. The Loop, a six metre wide way around the park. The Belvedere Park.ProjectThe first stage of the project “the Linear Park on the River Manzanares” by Spanish Catalan Architect Ricardo Bofill was completed in 2003. The geographical location of the park, south of Madrid, is crucial to the city, which is spreading progressively towards the Meseta and needs open ground to break the urban tissue and to provide citizens with contact with nature. The ambition of the project was to transform an area containing the capital's sanitation and electricity supply infrastructures into a major park that will also meet the recreational and sporting needs of the surrounding districts. The previous studies on the treatment of the river that begun as part of Madrid's sanitation plan were followed by Bofill’s design project. The park is a natural, building free setting for outdoor sports such as jogging and biking, water related activities at a large rowing canal, and open air cultural activities and events. The project foresees covering the sewer exits at the northern end of the park and isolating the water purifiers and electricity plant to hide the installations from view and mask possible emanating smells.
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  • It is perfect for a long ride and enjoy the views offered from its bridges. little illuminated at night
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  • The linear park of Manzanares is a vertebrate natural area by the Manzanares River from its junction with the M-30 until its mouth in the Jarama River. Although urbanized in a small portion in the North (Parque de Ricardo Bofill) is today a deposit archaeological and natural of the community of Madrid.
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  • This has been on my check out list since moving to Madrid. The big head sculpture was something I wanted to check out. There is lots of parking along with many open areas to enjoy with family, friends...  more »
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  • Awesome park, kind in the middle of no and where. Some ponds, good for biking, running or just walking
  • Very nice, peacefull, and over looking place for the family.....
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  • Very good park on Madrid south, along the Manzanares river and near the Caja Magica!
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