This huge park, which was opened as a green space when Madrid became the European Capital of Culture in 1992, lies between the airport and the Feria de Madrid trade fair centre. Although its trees have taken some time to grow enough to offer shade, the different gardens here, like Tres Culturas, the artificial river, the attractions for children and the fountains, have all made it a favourite place at weekends in good weather. It's an especially good option on summer evenings when you can take a dip in running water and enjoy the show at its fountains.
Parque Juan Carlos I
|Venue name:||Parque Juan Carlos I||Contact:|
Glorieta S.A.R. Don Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, 5
|Opening hours:||Jun-Sep: Fri, Sat 7am-3am; Sun-Thu 7am-1am. Oct-May: Fri, Sat 7am-midnight; Sun-Thu 7am-11pm|
|Transport:||Campo de las Naciones (M: L9)|