Cultural Rutes

GREEN ROUTE
 
Madrid has a large number of green areas to escape from the noise, pollution and other curses of the city. There are about 32 million square metres dedicated to parks and gardens.
 
GREEN MADRID
 
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5. CASA DE CAMPO
 
   
The Casa de Campo is to Madrid what Central Park is for New York, the real lung of the city. It is the largest park in the city with around 18.000 hectares.
  Felipe II bought this land near the fortress (space now occupied by the Royal Palace) to use for a hunting ground. With the proclamation of the II Republic in 1931, the area was opened to the public and was declared Property of the City of Madrid.
In this park one can find the Zoo and the Amusement Park, as well as a lake and an open-air auditorium.