A couple of wooden pigs (or maybe they’re boars) on Madrid’s newly-opened riverwalk, Madrid Río. Madrid Río makes me pretty optimistic – new things and good things are still happening despite the crisis.
The place is nice. You can walk for a couple of hours along the banks of the Manzanares, have a beer in one of the bars, or let your kids play on the different things they’ve set up. In summer, there’s a little water park for toddlers.
Madrid Río goes from about Legazpi to Principe Pío, which is an hour and a half or two on foot. It’s a good way to spend an afternoon.