Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the parks in Madrid.
The trees are in blossom, there’s a warmth in the air. It’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the new growth.
Madrid offers a great variety of activities, including public parks where you can take a walk and relax, so as to make the most of this special time of year. Here are some of the most beautiful parks in Madrid in spring.
As one of Madrid’s most famous parks, El Retiro has be top of the list. It’s an oasis of calm in the heart of the city. In spring, it’s filled with flowers and vibrant colours stretching out along its great avenues and around its famous lake, where you can hire a rowing boat, after enjoying the magnificent Palacio de Cristal, originally a greenhouse but now a venue for art exhibitions.
It’s worth spending some time exploring the park, which includes the La Rosaleda rose garden, with more than 4000 bushes of different varieties, and the Jardín de Vivaces, which features a wide variety of flowers and spring colours.
Parque del Oeste
The Oeste Park is one of Madrid’s best known parks on account of its location and extension. It boasts a large number of paths, gardens and historical buildings.
In spring, the Parque del Oeste is filled with flowers and plants, displaying a magnificent palette of colours. It also has many trees and shrubs and is particularly noted for its rose bushes, magnolias and almond trees.
One of the park’s most beautiful spots is the Templo de Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple that was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government. From there you have a breath-taking panoramic view of the city. We also recommend you visit El Rosedal, a rose garden with more than 600 varieties, and the Las Eras garden, featuring a variety of aromatic plants.
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Quinta de los Molinos Park
One of Madrid’s hidden treasures, Quinta de los Molinos is especially beautiful in spring, when the almonds are in blossom and the park is carpeted with pink and white petals. Besides its famous almond trees, the park also has a large number of other trees and flowering plants, including daffodils and tulips.
Quinta de los Molinos has several long avenues, perfect for a leisurely stroll, interspersed with ponds and fountains, making it a perfect place to feel close to nature. It is also very popular for picnics or just taking a rest in quiet surroundings.
Situated against the north façade of the Palacio Real, the Sabatini Gardens are one of the most beautiful places to savour spring in Madrid. The gardens were developed in the 17th century and boast a large number of flowers, including roses, lilies and daisies.
From: Es Madrid
The Sabatini Gardens are also remarkable for their numerous statues and fountains, which make them a wonderfully calm and relaxing place to spend the day.
Very close by are our cosy Puerta de Toledo homes, designed for family units of all kinds, where you can enjoy the long, peaceful spring days in comfort.
El Capricho Park
Located in the Barajas neighbourhood but easy to reach, El Capricho is one of Madrid’s most impressive parks. It has a large number of flowering trees, including cherry and peach trees, which create a spectacular landscape of pink and white blossom.
El Capricho is one of the capital’s oldest and best-preserved gardens. It covers an area of 14 hectares and comprises a variety of gardens and green areas that together form a unique whole.
In spring, El Capricho becomes an eye-catching spectacle of vivid colour, with the trees in blossom and flowers filling the gardens with their scent and beauty.
From: Es Madrid
These are just some of the beautiful parks and gardens you can visit in Madrid in spring, but there are many more in the city and all of them are perfect for spending a quiet day or afternoon and enjoying the beauty and peace of nature in the heart of the city.
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