Hiking routes in Madrid and natural tourist attractions
Located in the centre of Madrid, this green space combines recreation, culture and architecture with a thrilling story about the decline of the absolute monarchy in Spain.
The tomb of the Spanish dictator, along with the remains of 33,000 fighters who took part in the Spanish Civil War, rests at the foot of a huge stone cross commemorating Spain’s darkest hour.
This linear park provides nature, beautiful views, sport, culture and even a beach in the seven kilometres along which it borders the banks of the Manzanares river.
The Madrid Zoo Aquarium, which houses over four thousand animals from all five continents, allows you to see animals from all over the world without ever leaving the capital.
Just a stone’s throw from the city, you can find little towns and villages in the Sierra de Madrid, as well as natural landscapes where you can go hiking or simply enjoy the scenery.
Visitors are surprised by the Sierra de Guadarrama. Mainly by the fact that a protected area so rich in nature, biological diversity and beauty should be found so close to the capital.
The reservoir built in 1955 is the only one in the Madrid Autonomous Region in which swimming and water sports are permitted.
Madrid’s Botanical Garden, dating from 1755, is home to exotic plants and trees from every corner of the planet.
In a remote location at the northern border of the Madrid Autonomous Region and immune to the passing of time, this lovely village of 50 inhabitants is the perfect choice for a weekend break in a rural, unspoilt landscape.