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Living in...Madrid Río: an outdoor leisure area in the heart of Madrid

Madrid Río has become one of the most fashionable areas of Madrid. Its extensive parkland and wide range of activities on the banks of the Manzanares river are the perfect complement to the city’s traditional historical quarters. The residential zones blend in seamlessly with the urban landscape and are just a short hop from the city centre. Are you thinking about buying a new-build home in Madrid or about moving to the area? In this post, we will discuss some of the greatest benefits of living in Madrid Río. Do you want to find out why this one of the most sought after locations? Read on!

Great location and close to everything

Madrid Río, located in Madrid city centre, is the perfect place to live as it is situated next to the M30, Madrid’s main ring-road and is just a 10-minute drive away from Plaza Mayor. Many of Madrid’s landmarks can be seen from the esplanade that spans the length of the Madrid Río park, including the Segovia Bridge, the Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Puerta de Toledo.

Its convenient location means that you can catch a bus or the metro from anywhere in Madrid Río to anywhere else in the city, thus contributing to sustainable urban living and mobility. Remember, distances can be long in Madrid and public transport cuts travel times considerably.

If you need to visit any district on the outskirts of Madrid city centre, this couldn’t be easier if you take the M30 that connects Madrid Río directly with all the surrounding areas. In little over half an hour you can get to several other cities in the region.

Enjoy outdoor leisure pursuits

Madrid Río is clearly a superb recreation ground in the heart of the city. Running alongside the Manzanares river, the park has many woodland areas, perfect for disconnecting from your daily routine. This recent repurposing of the banks of the Manzanares river has created a space that is ideal for spending leisure time with your family. There are no less than 17 playgrounds for children distributed throughout the park’s Salón de Pinos area. The playground swings are made from sustainable and recycled materials to encourage children’s respect for the environment. The route also incorporates hanging bridges and lianas where the little ones can burn off their energy.

There is a variety of recreation areas, each designed for different ages based on the level of the children’s cognitive development, and which aim to promote their physical dexterity, balance and strength.

We mustn’t forget the area’s major attraction, which is the Madrid Río beach. It was created in response to those who always used to complain that the only thing Madrid was lacking was a beach. Its sunbeds, water fountains and picnic areas make this Madrid Río destination the perfect place to enjoy the summer heat.

Invest in your health, leisure and culture

Madrid Río also provides healthy leisure amenities for older people. These include petanque bowls pitches and games tables where they can keep physically active and their minds sharp, as well as socialise with other residents in the area. There are also areas with exercise equipment where you can work out and stay fit.

But the biggest attraction in Madrid Río for sports enthusiasts is the cycling lanes and the extensive running areas, one of the most popular activities amongst those visiting the park. In addition, there is an area in the park set aside for skaters where some veritable skating exhibitions are regularly organised.

As well as all the sporting activities on offer, we cannot fail to mention the Matadero Madrid cultural centre with is programme of contemporary creative events, a flagship of 21st century arts and culture. It is located on the grounds of the former slaughterhouse and municipal cattle market and houses a vast range of cultural and visual arts activities, as well as events and fairs, making it a must-visit venue for anyone interested in contemporary urban art.

Food and shopping just a short walk from your new home

To complete all the advantages of living in Madrid Río, we must also mention the magnificent new Plaza Río 2 Shopping Centre. Residents of the area will find all the big fashion labels in this new shopping centre without having to travel far from home. In addition to its many shops, there is also a wide range of leisure and entertainment options as well as eating places and restaurants.

So, if you are thinking about moving into a new home in Madrid Río, Gestilar has everything you are looking for. Contact us and we will be happy to answer all your questions about River Park with no obligation!



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