Madrid Río, and Fountains of “Madrid’s Beach”

Madrid Río, and Fountains of “Madrid’s Beach”

It is a fact that Madrid has no beach, but it has always been a dream for Madrilians.

Back in 1932, an artificial beach on the Manzanares River was opened to the public. A dam was built there for this purpose. This beach, was destroyed in 1939 during the Spanish Civil War.

Madrid Rio on the Manzanares, overlooking Plaza España buildings, and the Royal Palace
Madrid Rio on the Manzanares, overlooking Plaza España buildings, and the Royal Palace

In addition to a good deal of public swimming pools that exist in Madrid, as they finished the works of the new ring road M-30, putting it underground, has also served to improve and clean the Manzanares River to create what is now called Madrid Rio, and the new Playa de Madrid, (Madrid Beach).

Children playing in the fountain called "Cloud", on Madrid Río Beach.
Children playing in the fountain called “Cloud”, on Madrid Río Beach.

The Madrid Río beach, is a the set 3 fountains, that have been built close to Arganzuela Bridge.

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