Today we are going to talk about other beautiful green corner of Madrid and one of the main points where our bike tours take place: the Retiro Park.
This park is located just in the heart of the Spanish capital and due to its large extension (about 140ha), the best way to explore it is by bicycle, segway or any of our ecological transport. We recommend you to approach to our office of Avd / de Menéndez Pelayo 9, leave your backpack or suitcase in our lockers and start the adventure to discover all of its magical corners. Here are some curiosities of this impressive park:
- This park was owned by the spanish kings, from its origins around 1630 until 1868, when it becames public domain for the enjoyment of all “madrileños”.
- In 2001, the Madrid City Council drained the pond and they found inside a lot of treasures: more than a hundred chairs and tables, up to 40 sunken boats, litter bins, wooden benches and other street furniture, mobile phones, wallets, shopping carts, etc. But the most impressive thing was an old-fashioned gum vending machine and a strongbox (empty of course). The loot is not bad.
- Inside the park is sited the spectacular Crystal Palace, built by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco for the Exhibition of the Philippine Islands of 1887. Place of temporary exhibitions, you can access for free and admire its dome 23 meters high. It will leave you breathless.
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