There is nothing better than starting the day doing sport. Get up early (but not too early), put on your running shoes and get your body moving will bring a shot of vitality that activates the body for the whole day. In addition, exercise releases endorphins that provide an enormous sense of well-being, that will help you face the day in a different way. One of the best places to start your day in the best manner in Madrid is the Retiro Park, where you can practice a wide variety of sports.
Running, Tai chi, skating, yoga, biking… The Retiro Park is the perfect place to practice almost any sport in the open air. It is the largest green space in Madrid and the favourite place for many people who want to exercise surrounded by nature without leaving the city.
This space is like an oxygen pump inside the big city and, therefore, it is frequented daily by many athletes. Moreover, the size of the park allows people to practice various disciplines, either free or with an organized group.
One of the most common sports is running. If you are visiting the capital of Spain and you have brought with you your running shoes, we recommend that you go running in the Parque del Retiro. It’s a great way to discover one of the essential places in Madrid, while you get in shape. Also, if you want to share the experience with more people, you can sign up to one of the training groups that meet every week in the park. There are both free and paid.
Tai chi is another of the disciplines that you can practice in the Retiro Park. There are different teachers who teach in groups, usually in the morning. If you decide to try, you will see that it’s a joy to dive into this martial art in a green environment, like this park in the center of Madrid. Even if you have never tried it, you will definitely enjoy the experience.
Similarly, there are many people who go to practice yoga or Kung-Fu in El Retiro, two disciplines that are enjoyed out in the open air and in direct contact with nature, and is increasingly attracting more and more people.
And if you prefer to see the world on a skateboard, the Retiro Park is a perfect place to do so. There are several companies that organize classes there, either individually or in small groups, and you can sign up to both skating lessons as well as roller skate or long board, there is something for everyone.
Practicing sport in the Retiro Park is another way to meet the city’s green lung and, above all, to enjoy it. We recommend you go and try it and tell us your experience. If you need an accommodation, you can stay at one of Petit Palace’s hotels in Madrid from which you can easily walk to the park, as well as other attractions such as the Puerta del Sol.