I can´t believe I have been living in Madrid the past 10 years and I have never been in this park before. It is beautiful and a MUST if you visit Madrid between February and March.
A little History…
The origins of La Quinta de los Molinos date back to the 1920s, originally it was a private estate belonging to the spanish architect César Cort Botí.
The park includes large expanses of woodland, where we can find a large number of species (olive, pine, eucalyptus), although the star of the park are the almond trees, which flower in February and March, offering a fantastic show.
The idea of Cesar Cort was to recreate an estate with an appearance similar to its birth place, which was an agricultural estate of the Mediterranean coast, hence the presence of almond and olive trees.
César Cort died in 1978 and his heirs reached an agreement with the City of Madrid in 1982 whereby 21 hectares of the estate become a green area for public use and the remaining 7 hectares will be for construction of houses.
Opens every day from 6:30 to 22:00.
How to get there?
By Metro: Suanzes station (line 5).
By bus: 77, 104, 105, L5.
By car: Calle Alcala, 527. Madrid. 28027.
Don´t wait 10 years to go to this amazing place.