Madrid Río and some fantastic wooden pigs

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A couple of wooden pigs (or maybe they’re boars) on Madrid’s riverwalk, Madrid Río. Madrid Río makes me pretty optimistic – new things and good things are still happening despite the crisis.

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 nice way to spend an afternoon.

See also: walking in El Pardo and Escape to Cercedilla. Or maybe a bit about walking on Diagonal in Barcelona.


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