In this park you will find the planetarium and a 3D IMAX theater. There is also an open air auditorium where, during summer, concerts and open air activities take place. But for me the best part of it is that is hardly ever crowded, at least I have never seen it that way. It is less known than other parks like Retiro (check the Parque el Retiro article) or Templo de Debod (check the Templo de Debod article) and it is way off the regular path for visitors in the city, but that’s what makes it so interesting.
There are many sports facilities, mainly for soccer and basketball; there is also a mini-golf course and open spaces to practice skate boarding and roller blading. Mostly families and sports lovers come to this park because its location, in the middle of a residential area, makes it the perfect place for this kind of activities. But, if you come from other parts of Madrid, the planetarium and the IMAX Theater are the main attractions, so keep this in mind before deciding to spend the day at the park. During weekdays, school trips are arranged to visit the planetarium, so it tends to be more crowded.
To avoid this, come during the weekends. You will find green areas around the 4 artificial ponds which are perfect for running, picnics and some photo shooting sessions because city views from here are unique. And trust me when I say this, sunsets at the park are amazingly beautiful.
Parque Enrique Tierno Galván | Relaxing | Free
Calle Meneses, 4
24 hours daily