Templo de Dabod, gifted by the Egyptians (©Javi Indy/iStock/Thinkstock
This cool, shady park with meandering pathways spreads along the western flank of the city, north of the Plaza de España. It was designed and planted in 1956 by Cecilio Rodriguez, and boasts a rose garden with around 70 varieties, also hosting an annual rose competition. Don’t miss the Templo de Debod, a 2,000-year-old gift from the Egyptian government, stunning as the late afternoon sun casts its reflection in the water. Calle Ruperto Chapi, Madrid 28008, Spain.