Last updated on 26 February 08
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Parque Juan Carlos I

  2.3/5 (6 ratings)
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Gardenvisit Editorial

Opened in 1992, the park is located between Madrid's Barajas Airport and its Trade Fair site. It has some interesting and dramatic individual features. But the overall spatial design is so bad that one can hardly say it exists. The main structuring element is an almost-useless ring-road: no one could want to walk round it; the drainage gratings would make it a hazard for cyclists; the bridges are too narrow for cars. Overall, the design seems more suited to a North European garden festival. Nothing has been learned from the long tradition of relating park and garden and design to the unique landscape of Central Spain. Rainfall is low; winters are long and cold; summers are short and hot; the design is awful.
Address - Parque Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain
Website - Visit the Parque Juan Carlos I website

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  • about 2 years ago Anonymous said

    Response to Harry:
    This park is not disappointing, just have to spend a weekend and see the vast amount of people who enjoy the sources, lending bicycles, its green meadows, and so on. Who has cheated?

  • over 2 years ago Harry said

    Please can someone tell me of a modern park somewhere in Europe which is more disappointing than Parque Juan Carlos I

  • over 2 years ago Teodoro Lobato Delgado said

    I believe that the one who has described this park has not had the pleasure of visiting it. It is a great museum outdoors. A park where to find agreeable corners where to rest or diverse milestones where to contemplate the panoramic one of Madrid from a privileged point, design that mixes urban plots and vegetation. It is a modern park, not comparable with any different one, and suitablly for all kinds of cultural, sports or playful activities. Do not be left to be deceptive for whom it does not see beyond his noses, and he does not conceive the parks in his environment and with his own tour, still not being historical or only leafy. To open the mind and to come to enjoy a park for all the senses.

  • over 2 years ago Anonymous said

    I invite you to visit this garden and to discover how much the article is wrong.

  • over 3 years ago Tom said

    I am sorry to hear that Parque Juan Carlos I has not improved - and wonder if it should be excluded from 'Christendom'? It is a godless place and many of the Brutalist features have military overtones.


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