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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  • July 27, 2017
    I had already seen in previous years this gigantic Park, but perhaps precisely because it's so big I had not had the opportunity to admire this part near the Puente de Toledo; I have to say this part I liked more, maybe for the beautiful day because previously I had been there in winter, perhaps due to the proximity of the gardens and the bridge itself, perhaps for the modern pedestrian crossing (a kind of covered bridge) which counteracts exactly opposite how to style the Puente oldest; I don't know, but the result was definitely positive as a whole.
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  • July 2, 2017
    Beautiful bridge of a spectacular design that unites the once part isolated from the street Antonio Lopez with the promenade of plasterwork and which deserves worthwhile stroll and enjoy a few hours in the Park of the Arganzuela, on which is located.
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  • June 10, 2017
    Good place to chill, run, bike, walk the dog or just do whatever you like. There are a lot of spots to choose from, several places to have an ice cream, a coffee or a beer and plenty of green spots to...  more »
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  • 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!
  • This park is connected to Madrid Rio, you can follow the river with your bike as it is completely prepared for it. There are a few places with very nice views of Madrid, like the "Cabeza de Ariadna" and "Plaza Verde". You can park in the parking lots, like in the street "Camino de Perales", in the corner with "Calle San Mario".
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