Outdoor Sculpture Park Madrid – Take a minute for art

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Madrid's "Outdoor Sculpture Park" close to Calle Serrano is worth exploring: I felt as if I was in a gallery, even though I was next to a very busy road...

I've hurried up the stairs to Calle Serrano, then down them again to the Castellana countless times. One day, finding myself with a little time to kill, I had a proper look at this Madrid sculpture park (El Museo de Escultura de Aire Libre de la Castellana), which I'd only half taken in before.

It's an unusual site for a park like this. It's next to the busiest road in Madrid, but it feels protected under the Juan Bravo bridge, and the metal, bronze, concrete and stone pieces are well-placed in this urban setting.

There are 17 works, and they are all by Spanish artists - visiting them feels like being in a gallery, and you’ll be able to filter out the noise of the road as you wander around. My favourite sculpture is the large bronze in the photo, by Joan Miró. Titled Mère Ubu, it reminds me of a penguin, all sleek, fat and shiny.

And if you aren't that interested in art, this place is popular with skateboarders too!

About this spot

Paseo de la Castellana, 40

247

free

915888672

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