This is not your typical urban park, it’s best to think of it as a private garden. You cannot have a picnic at Capricho and there are no restaurants or cafeterias inside to sit properly and have a snack. Food, drinks, pets and even bikes or balls are not allowed, there are no playgrounds of any kind and visiting hours are limited to weekends and holidays. But trust me when I say that a visit is totally worth your time.
Capricho resembles the romantic parks you can find in France or England, with beautiful buildings that will make you feel like you are traveling back in time. The Duke of Osuna in Madrid ordered the construction of the buildings and the garden over a century ago and after City Hall took control of it, the park was opened to the public.
The thing I like the most about it is that it is totally different from every park in Madrid, because the bucolic feeling to it is very unique and special. I have never seen it crowded, and it is always perfectly clean and neat, you can tell lots of gardeners take good care of it. Do not miss the love trees and the lilacs in full bloom, during springtime, are my absolute favorites.