When Madrid’s tasty tapas begin to weigh you down, lace up your sneakers and head down to the riverfront. The completely renovated riverbanks of the Manzanares offer plenty of sights for an entertaining power-walk or an easy stroll. Beautifully landscaped parkland, creative playgrounds, and artistic bridges—including the stunning Arganzuela Footbridge, designed by Dominique Perrault—lead you on your way, while skaters and cyclists whoosh by.
Stroll Around the Parque del Buen Retiro Like a sanctuary from the city-life, this expansive park, El Retiro Park, is filled with marble monuments, fountains, abundant trees and pathways, the occasional architectural wonder-the Crystal Palace- it’s the perfect place to contemplate, and people watch, of course! You can take the Metro to either the Retiro or Príncipe de Vergara stops.