Visit Madrid’s biggest park

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Casa de Campo Park covers an area of 1722,60 hectares which makes it the biggest park in the city of Madrid. It’s five times the size of Central Park in New York! Apart from being a park, Casa de Campo is also home to the city’s cable car, zoo and amusement park.

History
Just like many other sites in Madrid, Casa de Campo also has an interesting history. Originally, this area was established by King Phillip II for private hunting when he moved the court to Madrid in 1561. However, the park has been open to the public since May 1931.
Most of the original constructions built by the royals in Casa de Campo have been destroyed since it was one of the battlefields during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) of which some of the remains can still be seen today. Continue reading “Visit Madrid’s biggest park”

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike.

What’s stopping you? Here in Madrid there are dozens of ways to get hold of a bike (excluding stealing one, obviously). From free bike hire, to guided city bike tours, you’ll definitely be able to find what you’re looking for.

The free bike hire is located in Juan Carlos I Park. All you need to do is go to the office next to main car-park, where you’ll be handed a personal electronic card which is valid for a year.  The bikes are available to use for up to an hour each time and there are special bike routes so you’ll be able to make the most of the park’s beautiful surroundings.
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Fancy a giggle?

This Friday and Saturday there will be two “yoga laughter classes”, which are designed to exercise both your body and mind through the power of laughter.

This crazy art has been hanging around since 1995, which is when Dr. Madan Kataria, a doctor from India introduced the concept. The classes will take place this Friday (19.00-20.00) and Saturday (11.00-12.00) at this address: Centro para Emprendedores, c/ Gabriel Usera, 10. Metro: Usera L6, salida Amparo Usera. Participation will come at the small cost of 3 euros.

For more information and to sign up, send your name and number to this address: duque_maria@hotmail.com

Must admit I’m a bit dubious, but could be a laugh?