Situated a little further from the center of Madrid, you will find the Quinta de los Molinos park – a perfect place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is home to a variety of luscious trees and plants, although the main attractions are the almond trees in full bloom that signal the coming of spring. The almond trees, resembling the Japanese cherry blossoms, begin to bloom come February and March.
With an area of 25 hectares, you are sure to find a perfect spot! Quinta de los Molinos is listed as a historical park. The area was once owned by the Count of Torre Arias, though ownership was later transferred to the Madrid City Council. The park holds a variety of sights, from a 20th century mansion, multiple ponds and fountains, wind mills, and a historic building called Casa de Reloj.
So whether you want to gather your friends and host a picnic, or spend some time in solitude with a book in hand, celebrate the new season and enjoy the photogenic views the park has to offer.
There are five access points to the park and you can visit the park for free. It is open from 6.30 am to 10.30 pm.
- Address: Calle Alcala 527
- Metro Line: Line 5, Suances Stop
- Bus: 77, 104, 105, L5