Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Madrid Rio project ready for inauguration- Madrid finally gets a beach!

Friday 15th April will see the inauguration of the Madrid Rio, a project which has taken since 2004 to complete and will turn the banks of the Manzanares river into a new recreational space. The river zone covers a large area of south west Madrid, and from now on users of the space will be able to enjoy parkland, sports grounds, cycle paths and even a beach! Additionally 33,000 trees have been planted, part of the Madrid ringroad has been covered over and several very futuristic looking bridges have been constructed. Some of the historic bridges such as the 500 year old Puente de Segovia have been spruced up too. There are some pictures of the new development and the El Pais website, and it looks very impressive!

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