Category: Madrid Parks

Parque del Oeste: Madrid’s “Other” Park

While sometimes it may seem that the Retiro is the only park in the city center, tourists in Madrid often overlook an equally enjoyable and certainly less crowded green area. Lining the city’s western edge from near Plaza de España to Moncloa, the hilly Parque del Oeste has plenty of trails to let you lose [...]

Madrid Parks, Gardens and Other Green Escapes

Photo: Atocha Station’s own Amazon Having grown up in the the green American state of Maryland, I can’t say I consider Madrid to be “green.” Still, there are a few green oases where you can escape from the stone and smoke of the city. 1. Atocha rainforest: A great place to relax, especially during cold [...]

A Tale of Two Parks – Retiro on a weekday morning and on Sunday afternoon

On everyone’s list of must-sees in Madrid is El Parque del Buen Retiro. But when should you visit? A leisurely stroll through the Retiro on a Tuesday morning is a completely different experience than joining the masses on a Sunday afternoon. Wander through the park on a weekday morning and you’ll likely find yourself alone [...]