Parque Lineal Del Manzanares, Madrid

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Manzanares Park is a large, 650 Ha. park in the south of Madrid, Spain. It follows the Manzanares River, backbone of the park, for fifteen km between the Casa de Campo and the town of GetafeThe first part of the park was inaugurated on April 29, 2003. The rest of the Park is under construction.The most significant areas of the finished part are: The Green Square, a wooden amphitheatre structure. The Alley of Senses, which goes along the river and is planted with palm trees, oak, cork, olive trees and other mediterranean species. The Umbráculo. The Watchtower, a pyramid-like structure with a 13 m high sculpture by Manolo Valdés on top representing the head of a woman looking at the city. The Pérgola. The Sports Area, with several football, basketball and handball fields. The Loop, a six metre wide way around the park. The Belvedere Park.ProjectThe first stage of the project “the Linear Park on the River Manzanares” by Spanish Catalan Architect Ricardo Bofill was completed in 2003. The geographical location of the park, south of Madrid, is crucial to the city, which is spreading progressively towards the Meseta and needs open ground to break the urban tissue and to provide citizens with contact with nature. The ambition of the project was to transform an area containing the capital's sanitation and electricity supply infrastructures into a major park that will also meet the recreational and sporting needs of the surrounding districts. The previous studies on the treatment of the river that begun as part of Madrid's sanitation plan were followed by Bofill’s design project. The park is a natural, building free setting for outdoor sports such as jogging and biking, water related activities at a large rowing canal, and open air cultural activities and events. The project foresees covering the sewer exits at the northern end of the park and isolating the water purifiers and electricity plant to hide the installations from view and mask possible emanating smells.
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  • He had heard much about the work of recovery of the Manzanares River. And really what has been done has been very good, fundamentally the adjacent to the old stadium Vicente Calderón. It is a beautiful park full of green where you can make a stop at noon or evening and enjoy great peace. If these over time, don't miss it.
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  • I go here often when in Madrid. I ride my bycicle to this place and enjoy the infraestructur which few capital cities have. It is huge, long and well developed. On a weekend hundreds of people use it ...  more »
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  • I like this place mainly the two hills here. Beautiful !!!! The fountains ,the river,the playground.
  • Nice place to relax
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