Parque del Oeste, Madrid

El Parque del Oeste (West Park) is a park in Madrid located in the district of Moncloa. In the first part of the XX century, the mayor of the city, Alberto Aguilera, had the idea of building a park where people could walk and rest, and so he hired the landscape architect and painter Celedonio Rodrigánez to create this graceful place.

Royal Palace and Madrid cable car views from Parque del Oeste

©Olga Berrios

In the North part of the park, the oldest section of it, there is an artificial river with a longitude of 1900 ft. There is a wide variety of vegetal species, especially the coniferous family. In addition, there is a huge and old cedar tree named “el Abuelo” –the grandfather– and many other trees and plants along the park. There is a total of 8.491 trees and 1.129 shrubs. In addition to plants, there are also numerous species of birds in the Centro de Avifauna and the park offers informative boards so that people can learn about the fauna in the area.

Parque del Oeste has several landmarks that cannot be miss, like  the Fountain of Juan de Villanueva (1952), the Rose Garden and the Temple of Debod. This is definitely an amazing destination to rest and be in contact with nature while enjoying beautifully green views. Check also our list of Madrid Best Parks.

Address:

Paseo Moret, 2. 28008. Madrid, Spain.

Opening hours:

From Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm.

Getting there:

By bus: 21, 46, 74, 160 and 161.

By subway: Lines 3 and 6 Moncloa stop. Lines 2, 3 and 10 Plaza de España stop. Lines 6 and 10 Príncipe Pío stop.

By train: Cercanías Príncipe Pío station.