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Urban beach to be created in the heart of Madrid

City’s first manmade beach arrives on the Plaza de Colón

  • June 27, 2018 09:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Source: Madrid City Hall

Madrid mayor Manuela Carmena has approved plans for the construction of “MadBeach”, which will be a sandy zone complete with chiringuitos (beach bars) hammocks, volleyball courts and a wave pool. There will also be food trucks and the complex will also offer DJ sessions, chill-out zones, yoga, zumba and "gymnastics for third age".

MadBeach is expected to be open to the public on July 1st and will run until August 31st. The beach zone will be open from 10am-10pm, costing 9 Euros for a full day and 5 Euros for a half day. There are also plans for a similar city beach in Seville. While this will be the first beach in the city itself, the Madrid region is already home to a spectacular real beach which is now “blue-flagged”: the Virgen de la Nueva beach on the San Juan reservoir.

Source: The Local

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