One of the more popular parks with Madrid residents because of its outdoor offerings and tranquil beauty. Take a rowboat on the pond and later stroll amid the calm, natural surroundings. Biking, chess matches or pickup games of bocciball are common occurrences. Metro: Retiro

Outside the City

Located along the western edge of Madrid and once a Royal Forest, today the Casa de Campo is the Spanish capital's largest park and best-kept secret. Much of the land is forested, making it an ideal setting for a nature hike without having to...  Read More

Quinta Parque de la Fuente del Berro

This lovely neighborhood within a park is a gem in the heart of the city. Circular fountain, statuary and green space abound. Visit the Water Garden and delight in the tranquil waterfall and the El Globo tower. Metro: O'Donnell

This park offers visitors a natural environment in which to relax. Features a beautiful castle, exciting casino and the hermitage. Park setting is well-maintained and inviting. Metro: Barajas

One of the largest parks in Europe. Musically-accompanied water show draws viewers to the auditorium on summer evenings. Beautiful river runs through the park, and a tour train carries sightseers throughout the grand environs. Metro: Campo de las Naciones

Parque de Templo de Debod

Home of the Debod Temple, a gift from the Egyptian government. Great second century BC Egyptian architecture. The surrounding park is quiet and solitary, allowing for a contemplative stroll after a day of business meetings or shopping excursions. Metro: Plaza de Espa?a

Parque del Oeste

Long a portal to the city, this western park features an array of historic statuary and walking paths. Excellent plant species abound. Home of the annual International Rose Competition. Calm amidst the bustle of the city. Metro: Moncloa