Created with the simple and beautiful goal of being a green lung for a city, or for residents and tourists to take a break while doing their activities, parks are the scene of trips and walks when we go on vacation. Would you like to know some of the most beautiful in the world? Then read on!
From park to park: unforgettable experiences
When was the last time you were in a park? It may have been many months! But, unlike what happens in everyday life, when we travel we often visit as a tourist attraction of the destination chosen. We are going to tell you what parks you should not miss at some point in your life:
1. Central Park, New York
Located in the Manhattan district, it has rectangular shape and large dimensions. It is more extensive than Monaco and the Vatican together! He is visited by about 25 million people a year and is also very famous for appearing in hundreds of films.
It was designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted and offers artificial lakes, areas for sporting activities and two ice rinks. In addition, it is a perfect place to contemplate birds.
2. Hyde Park, London
It is one of the largest parks in the country and one of the considered “real”. It is divided in two by the Serpentine Lake. It has an area of 1.4 km² and remains open from 5 am to midnight.
The Crystal Palace (one of its attractions) was designed in 1851 for the Great Exhibition which was held in London. The grand entrance of Hyde Park was built earlier, in 1824. And in 1994 a rose garden was added, a corner sought after by all visitors.
As a curiosity, we will tell you that there have been many protest throughout history, for example those of the Reformist League, the Anti-War Coalition and the Suffragettes.
3. Vondelpark, Amsterdam
This Dutch public park is 47 hectares long and is located to the west of the city. It was inaugurated in 1865 (at that time it was called “Nieuwe Park”). Its name is due to the writer Joost Van Den Vondel. We can enjoy an open-air theater, catering and a children’s playground.
4. Stanley Park, Vancouver
It is more than 400 hectares in size and is the largest in all of Canada (and is in the list of North American giants). His name is due to Governor Frederick Arthur Stanley.
A coniferous forest with about half a million trees, 200 kilometers of trails, two lakes and a lagoon are some of its most important attractions. Other sites not to be missed are the boardwalk, the totem area and the marina.
5. Ueno Park, Tokyo
It is located in the Taito-Ku neighborhood, where formerly the Kan’eijii temple used to guard Edo Castle and destroyed during the Boshin War. The park was created by Emperor Taisho in 1924 and in its surroundings you can enjoy the National Museums of Tokyo, Japan Science and Western National Art, the Toshogu and Benzaiten chapels and a concert hall.
6. Englishcher Garten, Munich
Although its name indicates otherwise, this park is located in German lands, on the banks of the Isar River in Munich. It is one of the largest urban parks in the world. It has more than 400 hectares of extension, near 80 kilometers of roads and it crosses an artificial channel perfect for practicing sport.
A park designed by initiative of Prince Charles Theodore of Bavaria in 1789 and later expanded by local landscapers. Its name is due to that the English gardens served as example for its construction.
7. Chapultepec Park, Mexico City
The Chaputepelc Forest is located in the district of Miguel Hidalgo and covers an area of almost 700 hectares. It is divided into three parts and houses sites of great tourist value and Mexican culture such as the National Museum of Anthropology. In addition, it offers sports spaces, fountains and artificial lakes.
Have you visited any of these parks? Where would you like to rest or have a picnic?