It is one of the city's green lungs and offers a 10 kilometre walk along the banks of the Manzanares river as well as games for the little ones.

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Madrid Río

A magnificent walk in the fresh air.

What is Madrid Río? It is an enormous park that combines woods, gardens and parks and extends from the south of Madrid (from the Arganzuela area) to Getafe forming the biggest park that the capital has ever seen. In fact, it originated as a result of general public concern. With the growth of the M-30 madrileña (the motorway that surrounds the city), pollution in Madrid was constantly increasing. So the city hall decided to bury this ring road and build what we now know as Madrid Río. Inside it boasts 30 kilometres of cycle paths, 33 tracks and circuits for skating and other urban sports, tennis courts, football, basketball, several climbing walls and many more activities. It is connected to the leisure zones of El Matadero and its surroundings that frequently host concerts and various outdoor activities. Currently, thousands of madrileños descend upon the area on their days off to practise sports, participate in nearby activities or simply to enjoy a picnic in one of the many grassy areas. Madrid's answer to Central Park.

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