Unesco added the historic avenue Paseo del Prado it’s the Retreat park, both in Mothers, to the list of world heritages on Sunday.
Tree-lined Paseo del Prado, in the center of the Spanish capital, houses the Prado Museum, while Retiro Park, next to Paseo del Prado, is one of the city’s most visited attractions.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was quick to celebrate the news, and wrote on Twitter: “Deserved recognition for a space in the capital that values our historical, artistic and cultural legacy.”
The Retiro, an urban green space with a boating lake that is highly regarded by locals and tourists, was originally a palace, and the Retiro gardens were built for the personal use of King Felipe IV in the 17th century.
“I’m proud of our city and happy for Spain and the legacy of its capital,” tweeted Madrid Mayor José Luis Martinez-Almeida.