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Parque del Oeste, Madrid: 6 reviews and 9 photos
Parque del Oeste is sort of located at the opposite end of the city center to the Parque del Retiro. Whereas the Retiro has been designed and shaped to look sort of like a gigantic French garden, Parque del Oeste has been more or less left to its natural state, and has more to do with traditional English gardens. Only a few walking trails have been added in the park, as well as a rose garden. It is less popular and therefore much more quiet than the Retiro, and as such it offers a nice alternative to the frantic pace of the city.
The park wasn't always this peaceful, though. Spanish Civil War buffs will know that this park was the scene of many battles, to the point where some parts were completely destroyed. It is still possible to see some defense structures that date back to the Civil War, and if you look close enough, you can see some bullet holes in some of the park's monument.
Directions: Metro Plaza de España, Argüelles or Moncloa
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