The Rio Park

The Rio Park

On the Manzanares River is Rio Park, which is a perfect blend of modern and medieval architecture. Two bridges over the river, one old stone and the other modern design are symbols of two times, which fit perfectly into the ambience. There is a diverse flora and fauna in this place, and with the frequent outflow of the river from the riverbed, the living world in this area has significantly renewed in the last few years. This park is suitable for both adults and children, as well as for family gatherings. There are as many as 17 play areas in the park, and all the units for playing (seesaws, swings) are made of completely natural materials, such as wood or hemp, and there are also children's suspension bridges, climbing and stretching nets.

Each of the 17 zones is specially equipped for different children's ages, so that children up to 3 years of age and children from 5 to 10 years of age cannot play together. Summer is especially beautiful in this park, because the cold water of the river creates a pleasant feeling in the park. Adults enjoy it here as much as children, because the park often hosts exhibitions, music concerts, festivals and performances. In addition, visitors spend their time in the park in the cafe bar - restaurant "Naves". In this park, in 2010, the Spanish national football team celebrated its victory at the World Cup. Nearby is also Plaza Rio Shopping Center. After hard shopping, the park is the right place to relax. Storks can often be seen in the park.

This park arose from a project to recover the river and the area around the river, which aimed to make one part of Madrid an "eco-friendly" zone. They succeeded in that, and today this is one of the tidiest parks in Madrid. In addition to offering a vacation space, it also offers entertainment and recreation opportunities. Both bridges over the river and across the park are pedestrian and you can cross them very quickly from one part of Madrid to another. One of the useful ways to tour Madrid is to rent a bike. Thus, you can visit almost the entire city, as well as parks, where riding is allowed.

Author of the text:

Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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