advertisement

Beautifully laid out by landscape gardener Cecilio Rodríguez at the beginning of the 20th century, this peaceful and relaxing park slopes from the northwestern edge of Arguëlles down toward the River Manzanares and Casa de Campo. Meandering paths follow a well-marked "nature route" past birch, cedar, cypress, and pine trees; every May, a rose festival is held in the 17,000-sq.-m (182,986-sq.-ft.) Rosaleda, close to the teleférico and the terrace cafe-lined Pintor Rosales Promenade. The main entrance is at Moncloa, where Paseo de Moret meets the Avenida Arco de la Victoria.