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El Capricho: Hidden Park

Go get exploring El Capricho park situated in Alameda de Osuna. It reflects the period of various artistic influences along with a amazing history it has!! This park has more than scenery to offer, in particular, the Bunker from Civil War!!

El Capricho hidden in Alameda de Osuna, is a historical park. It is one of the most beautiful park you will ever find in Madrid.

Let’s go back in time & cherish the history of this park. María Josefa PimentelDuchess of Osuna (1752-1834) created this park. She was famous for her patronage of artistswriters and scientists. The Duchess showed interest in landscape gardening. And from the 1780s she started developing a garden at the family estate at Alameda de Osuna, near Madrid. The garden, which still survives as one of the prettiest park & the most unknown park until this day. The park began to construct in 1787, finally ending 52 years later, in 1839. The duchess died without seeing the site completely completed in 1834El Capricho is an Artistic Garden, declared so in 1943.

Most noteworthy they constructed several underground anti-aircraft shelters during the Civil War. That housed the General Headquarters of the Republican Army of the Center (Jaca Position).

El Capricho today houses an important botanicalsculptural and artistic wealth. It contains templeshermitagesfountainssmall squares and the Palace of the Dukes. They proposed in 2016 to open the Palace as a museum, to repreresnt this period. The garden offers French garden, the English landscape and the Italian gardens. The park reflects the artistic heritage of its designers. El Capricho comprises the only garden of Romanticism existing in Madrid. Like the labyrinth of shrubs you will encounter there.

So remember when we talked about this park serving as an underground shelter??? Its famous bunker, an enclave of the Civil War unique in Europe for its current state of conservation. Built in the park around 1937. So to summerise this Bunker is open for public visits.
You can plan your visit to this captivating bunker while exploring this park. To reserve your trip to the Bunker check here

In all honesty this park has more than scenery to offer. In particular, the Bunker & all the artistic influences this park offers us.

Location: Paseo Alameda de Osuna, 25, 28042, Madrid

Metro: El Capricho

Hours: Saturday to Sunday & festivals 9:00h -18:30 h


Telephone: +34 91 588 01 14

Furthermore some tips

Since it is a Historical Park you have to keep in mind some things before visiting this astonishing park.

1. Food & Drinks aren’t allowed inside the park. You can always leave them at the entrance of the park & collect it later when you exit the park.

2. Pets aren’t allowed in this park

3. Playing with balls or any other activity related aren’t allowed in this park either.

*Photo Credit: @tarvisin*

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