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14 urban parks in Spain you should visit

Urban parks are one of the great attractions of the Spanish cities to enjoy
Spanish cities have a wide variety of urban parks . These natural areas in full city, some of great extension, tree-lined avenues offer their visitors, several species of birds, museums and botanical gardens that are worth knowing. This article proposes, in alphabetical order, 14 Spaniards to visit city parks.

1. Field of San Francisco (Oviedo)

In the heart of the Asturian capital, Campo de San Francisco has 90,000 square meters (m2) extension with several walks and avenues, such as Los Alamos, that of José Cuesta or Italy or Germany. The park brings together nearly a thousand trees of 51 different species, some 300 years old, including its swans and peacocks.

2. Campo Grande (Valladolid)

Valladolid has at its center a triangular public park, Campo Grande. In its 115,000 m2 live peacocks, pheasants, pigeons or Japanese roosters, while its 62 species of trees make the visitor feel like a botanical garden.

3. Park Header (Valencia)

Located in the historical bed of the Turia River Park Header recreates the original landscape to 330,000 m2. Some highlights are the Mountain lookout, from where panoramic views of the park itself and referred Serra Calderona Natural Park and some routes to walk or cycle, such as Senda de la Ribera or Paseo del Moli del Sol.

4. Parque de la Alameda (Santiago de Compostela)

The Alameda Park is composed of three different sectors: the Paseo de la Alameda, Carballeira (oak) Santa Susana and Paseo de la Herradura. With an area of ​​56,087 m2 bordering a part of the historic town of Compostela, it has a large variety of trees and ornamental species such as oak, eucalyptus or Buckeyes.

5. Park Florida (Vitoria-Gasteiz)

Vitoria was in 2012 European Green Capital, among other reasons for its green areas and city parks, as one of his best known, that of Florida. In its 35,000 m2 are botanical species from around the world, including a redwood tree, a unique tree 40 meters high and eight meters trunk circumference.

6. Park Magdalena (Santander)

Located on the peninsula that bears its name, the Park de la Magdalena offers its 251,636 m2 various attractions. In addition to spectacular bay views of the Cantabrian capital, visitors can tour wooded walks, discover a small zoo outside or surrounding the palace of the same name.

7. Maria Luisa Park (Seville)

Maria Luisa Park covers an area of ​​340,000 m2 and is the main green lung of Seville. In addition to leafy wooded areas, the park hosts various species of birds such as peacocks, songbirds, swans and ducks, while in the north is the tourist plaza Spain.

8. Park Quevedo (León)

Located in the Leon neighborhood El Crucero, Parque de Quevedo houses in its 48,042 m2 69 exotic and endemic tree species such as ginkgo, deodar, common holly or Spanish fir, as well as several animal species, such as domestic goose or peacock.

9. Parque del Castillo (Burgos)

Burgos has a green belt of over 700,000 m2, mostly around the river Arlanzón. One of its most characteristic parks is the Castle, with its trees, its gardens and panoramic city views from the Mirador. It also has a Center for Dissemination of Birds.

10. Parque del Retiro (Madrid)

With 1,180,000 m2 and more than 15,000 trees, El Retiro is a must for both locals and visitors. In addition to his best-known parts such as Lake Crystal Palace, monuments and fountains, worth making its botanical trail, a journey of about eight kilometers where you can see up to six unique trees.

11. Parque García Sanabria (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

García Sanabria Park is the largest urban park in the Canary Islands, with an area of ​​67,230 m2. It has a rich collection of ornamental plants, mostly tropical and subtropical origin, and common species of the island, as the Canary Island date palm.

12. Park Genovés (Cadiz)

One of the charms of the old town is the Cadiz Genovés Park. In its 29,000 m2 along the coast it can be counted more than a hundred different species of trees and shrubs and go characteristic spaces such as The Grotto, a lake with waterfall populated by ducks and geese.

13. Jose Antonio Labordeta Grande Park (Zaragoza)

The Great Park is one of the most important green areas of Zaragoza, with its 409,000 m2. In addition to its various monuments, fountains, museums and grand boulevards to enjoy the Botanical Garden hosts Zaragoza, with species from around the world, although it specializes in plants that community.

14. Parque Guell (Barcelona)

Park Guell (Park Guell in its original name) is located at the top of Barcelona, ​​Collserola, and has 171,800 m2. The modernist architect Antoni Gaudí was inspired by the forms of nature to design its various elements, a recognized set a World Heritage Site by Unesco.


Me too! I like to visit any urban parks at the weekend!

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