Madrid Rio Beach

By | 25 June, 2011 | 0 comments

Long, long ago, in the 1930s Madrilians had the chance to swim and sun-bathe on a real beach in their own city. It was an artificial beach designed and built by the local government for the enjoyment of everybody. Now Madrid has a beach again, the “Playa Madrid Río. 10 kilometres of nature, park and bridges that runs along the river, Manzanares. The project started in 2010 and it was completed in spring 2011.

The new complex can be accessed through many points in Madrid, as it follows the river on its way through the capital. The most central points are Plaza de España and Gran Vía, not far from Puerta del Sol. The main attraction will be without a doubt the new beach area with the café and deck chairs to enjoy the sun and scenery.

However, in this complex there is something for everybody. There are playgrounds for the children, as well as sport areas for the older ones and opportunities to just enjoy the new natural environment on foot.

There are 30 km of cycle paths, as well as tennis courts, and football pitches. Another great opportunity for practicing healthy living is the Biohealthy Circuits, an area with 22 different exercise machines situated by the Vicente Calderón Stadium.

The area that this immense park and open nature-urban space has in part being reclaimed to the city. Some of the paths used to be roads, where now cars can’t circulate anymore. One of the main features is the many bridges that one can find through the 10km journey of the river through the town and the park.

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