The Madrid Río revitalisation project began from 2004 to 2011 when Manzanares River became the integral part of the city centre. This was an ambitious plan that resulted in the creation of more than 10 kilometres of parkland. Today, the green river bank of Manzanares offers unique recreational facilities and a higher quality of life.
The 10 km green space is ideal for walking, cycling, and enjoying many other activities. For Madrid, it is also incorporating the city centre with the great green lung of Casa de Campo, adding value to its monumental features that were previously lost in car traffic.
The long tree-lined promenade called Salón de Pinos, is the centre-piece of the whole park and various landscaped areas have been created such as the Puente de Segovia and Toledo. When you reach the Huerta de la Partida, you will see many similarities with Casa de Campo. Designed as large and diverse ecological park, it has led to the planting of nearly 34,000 trees, 470,000 shrubs and more than 200,000 square metres of grassland.