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Parque del Oeste

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Park

Phone

+34 915 29 82 10

Website

http://www.madrid.es/portales/munimadrid/es/Inicio/Agenda/Rosaleda-de-Ramon-Ortiz---Rosaleda-del-Parque-del-Oeste?vgnextfmt=default&vgnextoid=5fca4db4e702f210VgnVCM2000000c205a0aRCRD&vgnextchannel=27dfb4f19cce3210VgnVCM10000026205a0aRCRD

Opening hours

  • Sunday 10:00 - 21:00
  • Monday 10:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 21:00

Description

The Parque del Oeste (in English: Western Park) is a park of the city of Madrid (Spain) situated between the Autovía A-6, the Ciudad Universitaria de Madrid and the district of Moncloa. Before the 20th century, the land that the park currently occupies was the main landfill of the city. The park is the initiative of Alberto Aguilera, the mayor of the city at the beginning of the 20th century, who in 1906 requested the layout of a place for walking and relaxation by landscape artist Celedonio Rodrígáñez. It has unique and beautiful sites such as "The Rose", which is held every year an international tender roses. One of the monuments in the park is the Temple of Debod, an Ancient Egyptian temple. The Egyptian state donated the temple of Debod to Spain in 1968 as a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the Abu Simbel temples. The Parque del Oeste is linked to the Casa de Campo by the Teleférico de Madrid, a gondola lift.