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“Peace and quiet, perfect for a calming, relaxing walk”

Parque de El Capricho
Ranked #15 of 806 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 30 April 2014

It is one of my favourite places in Madrid, because you can rarely find a quiet place in a busy european capital such as Madrid but this place does it. A quiet, peaceful, relaxing place, far for all the noise. I would just come here, read a book, take a walk, take some pictures and just enjoy the air and the nature.

Thank Crissu18
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I first heard about this park three years ago. I have never been there before and I found it amazing. I think the name is so appropriate, El Capricho. It´s really a park to go and disconnect.

Thank Gadea B
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Quite a small park and very out of the way - right at the end of a metro line - but worth it. It's worth noting you can't take food or drinks into the park: no picnics! But there's no entrance fee either, and there's a lot to see in such a small place - a tiny 'lake' with a few little islands, lots of architecture and statues, a fantastic labyrinth: worth the journey.

2  Thank Abi F
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This park is not very famous but it is one of the most beautiful parks in Madrid. The gardens are very worked and the lake, and the buildings inside are extremely curious and nice. You have to visit it because its totally recommended.

Be careful because it only opens during the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and bank holidays. The entrance is for free and you can eat inside it. It's just for walking or running (but it's not very big).

It is in metro Line 5 (El Capricho) and from there, you have to follow the indications and maybe ask to locals, because the way to arrive there is not very intuitive, but you may not have problems to find it.

In spring is extremely beautiful. Don't hesitate to plan this visit during your holidays in Madrid.

2  Thank Alexinha
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Pretty far from downtown, but worth the excursion to go see. Easy walk from the Metro station with the same name (follow the signs). Go early though, as they limit the number of people in the park (and no food or drinks), which actually keeps it even more pleasant and clean.

The design is really quaint, and there are several paths to follow. It almost feels like you are in a story book while here. Lots of photographers (photo shoots) here. We went early in the spring. We loved the old buildings, the 'streams', the bridges, the flowers. It's not as big or beautiful as Retiro, and some of the areas are, sadly, not accessible (thus 4 stars). I would have loved to go in the labyrinth and in the house.

It takes about 2 hours to see everything, but relax and enjoy it! I imagine it would be especially lovely in June when the hydrangeas are blooming or in the fall when the leaves change….probably not winter though.

Thank MTRose
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