Discover with us some parks of the region to enjoy, as it deserves, this season. Will you join us?
**Due to the health crisis resulting from the Covid-19, we recommend that you check the opening hours of the parks on the official website of each town.**
Although green spaces are currently closed and cannot be visited, now it is possible to take a virtual tour of some of Madrid's parks, thanks to the initiative 'Vivir los parques'. This is a collaboration agreement between the Asociación Española de Parques y Jardines Públicos (AEPJP) and the Madrid City Council that allows you to explore these places in 3D, through any device with Internet connection.
However, below we propose you a brief list of our favourites, so that as soon as possible, you can visit them if you have not already done so:
In the Alameda de Osuna is located this green space worth visiting and even more if it fits in spring. An authentic jewel designed by one of the French landscapers inspired by the gardens of Versailles, which has the typical elements of a romantic garden: labyrinth, bandstands, and ponds. 'El Capricho' is characterized by the woods of lilac and trees of love that give the park a wonderful colour.
La Quinta de los Molinos
Created by the architect and urban planner César Cort Botí as a souvenir of Alicante, his birthplace, the 'Quinta de los Molinos' is one of the most visited gardens in the spring, as it offers a true show of colour thanks to the almond blossoms. It owes its name to two mills that were brought from the United States in 1920 to extract irrigated water.
La Dalieda de San Francisco
Located in the authentic neighbourhood of La Latina, on the lot where was located the old convent of San Francisco, and next to the Basilica of San Francisco el Grande, is the Dalieda of San Francisco. It is a garden with flower beds located at different heights with a great variety of Dahlias, so during these dates are many who come to enjoy this fascinating landscape. It also has one of the best views of the city.
La Quinta de la Fuente del Berro
Another of the perfect places to enjoy the arrival of spring is the 'Quinta de la Fuente del Berro'. It is a very special place located in the Salamanca district, and it is one of the historical gardens of Madrid of the 17th century, that from 1954 becames to be municipal park. Landscaped, along with the variety of trees you can find other interesting elements such as the monument of the Fuente del Berro, the monument to Bécquer and various fountains, waterfalls and ponds.
Garden of the Palace of Infante Don Luis
After its restoration in the year 2015 by the Italian landscaper Lucía Serredi, the Garden of the Palace of the Infante Don Luis located in the Madrid town of Boadilla del Monte, opened its doors to delight its visitors. Configured by three levels, it surrounds the building, which together with the Palace and the Ventura Rodríguez Fountain were declared Historical-Artistic Monument in 1974. Let yourself be surprised by its Renaissance gardens and different elements of baroque art.
In our list could not be missing the known as the 'oxygen farm' of Madrid: The Retiro. Must visit for tourists and locals, maybe this time in which it shines with its entire splendour. Together with its gardens, fountains and ponds, this space has corners of special beauty such as the Rosaleda or the Botanical Trail, which hosts among other species an 'ahuehuete', catalogued as 'Singular Trees of the Region of Madrid'.
This is just a brief sample of the magical places in the region where you can enjoy and refresh in the new season, but if you still want more, in this link you will find a route through the historic gardens of the region.
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