Madrid, in addition to being a busy city that never seems to stop, is also green, clean air, tranquility and nature. In fact, behind all that unstoppable rhythm there are countless secret corners, parks and gardens that decorate the capital with large green areas where you can stop, unwind and let yourself go.
Even if you are looking for a family nature plan, we assure you that in Madrid you will find a wide variety of green options among its many gardens and urban parks. We tell you below why some of the most characteristic differ.
6 parks and gardens in Madrid to see with the family
If you are looking for the best parks and gardens to enjoy an unforgettable family day, you cannot miss:
Created in the 1930s, the Sabatini Gardens now occupy what were once the Royal Palace’s stables. For this reason, they continue to face the façade of the palace. Today it has a landscape decoration that is characterized by a geometric design, surrounded by fountains, flowers, trees and statues.
Royal Botanical Garden
In the CSIC research center is the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, a green space that Carlos III moved in 1781 to its current location. Currently, the garden has three stepped terraces characterized by the green and light of its more than 30,000 plants from around the world.
It is the most famous park in the capital. In the heart of Barrio Salamanca, very close to the Puerta de Alcalá, is the lung of Madrid: Parque El Retiro. Within it you can enjoy long kilometers of green areas where you can enjoy a quiet walk among nature. Such is its beauty that, from July 25, 2021, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site next to the Paseo del Prado.
Vista Alegre Gardens
Although they could not be visited before, from May 1, 2021 we can enjoy the beauty of the palace garden of Finca Vista Alegre, a Site of Cultural Interest. Designed by a close collaboration between gardeners and architects, these gardens are one of the most striking in terms of geometry, exotic plants and ornamentation.
West Park Rose Garden
In the Parque del Oeste, near Moncloa, there is a large rose garden of more than 30,000 square meters. Built in 1956 by Ramón Ortiz, the famous rose garden has a pond with water lilies, countless roses and truly magical corners.
It is one of the most recent green areas of the capital. Since it was inaugurated in 2011, the Madrid Río area has not stopped receiving the visit of thousands of people who seek to walk through nature without having to leave the city. It has more than 10 km long, commemorative monuments and old bridges.