|Sabatini Gardens and Royal Palace at sunset|
Scenic Sights: This route takes you past all the main city-center tourist sights -- Plaza Major, Plaza del Sol, the royal palace and the cathedral and then back through the hip Latina neighborhood.
Retiro Park: This beautiful park is right near the town center, just behind the Prado Museum. Full of ponds, cafés, gardens, sports fields, it's a magnet for the whole city.
Parque del Oeste: This park along the western slope of the city near Plaza de España, offers great views, unexpected antiquities (xxx monument from Egypt), amazing trees and a nice green spot to spend some great running time.
Casa de Campo: This big stretch of open countryside just west of the city center is a great spot for trail running, with a wide network of trails among the light hills, with aquaducts, majestic trees and a little lake, all beneath the hilltop elegance of the royal palace.
Rio Manzanares: The riverside is lined by pedestrian promenades and parkland, perfect for a great morning or evening run. The freeways were placed in tunnels so that people could enjoy life along the river. Great idea!
Cañadas of Montecarmelo: On the northern edge of the city, among all the high-tech companies, there is a great stretch of countryside out in the meadows, with their cañadas, old cattle-driving trails.