(re)Wandering in Madrid: Fuente del Berro

This can be seen as an attempt to recover the reality of space and the pleasure of real exploration in the urban context where most of us actually live or travel to. It belongs to a series of personal immersions that are explained and listed here. You can download the GPS track and its tags/waypoints from Google Maps.

Fuente del Berro Trail, Retiro-Salamanca, Madrid, Spain

Distance: 4.7 km – Total climb: 99 m – Total descent: 85 m – Duration: 1:13 hrs

Imagine 2 green areas abruptly separated by a high-speed road. Above us only sky. Imagine the people who live there in the shadow of a big tower nicknamed “The Lollipop”. I wonder if anything remained of the authentic barrio spirit…

Tagged: Playful (2), Green (2), Peaceful, Sporty, Panoramic, Spectacular, Pretty, Interesting, Confusing, Busy, Authentic, Surprising, Informative, Inspiring, Noisy, Useful, Hilly.

Tags/waypoints reveal the key features of the wandering without being too much of a spoiler. This, like all the other trails, is more enjoyable in good weather and daylight.

GPS track and waypoints recorded with Geonaute and OSMTracker.