The World’s Greatest Urban Parks: Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

By Dian Hasan | November 24, 2009

The hallmark of any great city is its urban park! Commonly located at the center of its core, urban parks play a significant role in providing traffic-choked cities with much-needed green lungs. As well as recreation, sporting and cultural venues for residents and visitors alike. Here’s a look at some of the larger urban parks from across the world, as seen in through the lens of Google Earth.


Founded: 1632. Originally a retreat for the Spanish royal family, the park is adjacent to both the the Prado Museum and Atocha train station. The park’s gardens and artificial lake are both iconic in Spain. And there are chestnuts there — lots and lots of chestnuts.

Source: The Infrastructurist


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2 Responses to The World’s Greatest Urban Parks: Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

  1. travelrat says:

    Great pictures; another visit is a must!

  2. Pingback: Sunday in Madrid « Traveling In Color

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