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Address: Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 915 30 00 41
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
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Amazing park!

It was a surprise to see such a nice place such as Retiro, very beautiful indeed. Even though I didn't enjoy Madrid much, this park was worth a visit. Go in a sunny day, visit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a surprise to see such a nice place such as Retiro, very beautiful indeed. Even though I didn't enjoy Madrid much, this park was worth a visit. Go in a sunny day, visit the Crystal Palace and walk around the lake, or just ramble inside the park, I'm sure you'll like it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very central, nice for a stroll, jogging, reading the news at a bar, sunning.... A stone throw from paseo Castellana, the best hotels, easy access by bus or metro... Quite large by European city park criteria, a nice rose garden!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Large park with various areas Boating on the lake, statues, fountains - this park has something for everyone and wasn't too crowded. Lovely shad trees everywhere...great place for a walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the buzz of this park on the Saturday afternoon as it was busy with people, performers and families playing. The park is really big with lots to see and explore. There are several landscaped areas and a lot of open space to set out your picnic too. Definitely worth exploring for a few hours at least.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It's a big park, so try to get a map of the park so you won't get lost and so that you won't miss out on anything to see in the park (maybe check out Wikipedia for some ideas as well). Sometimes there are some odd 'arts' displaying in the Crystal Palace, love the statue of a Fallen Angel (1922)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We spent 2.5 relaxed hours yesterday evening with two back to back walking tours. Lovely but huge park (involving lots of walking!). A good place to chill but u can skip of u r only for a short madrid trip. enter or exit through the gates near the Prado - the best part of the garden. Other things worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This large park is located close to the Prado Museum and deserves a visit, especially after the intensity of a few hours at the Prado. Lots of water features, as well as beautiful trees and grassy areas. Plenty of room for sun-bathing on a hot day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is another venue you must go when in Madrid. The scenery will make you relax. Remember, since this park is too large, 2 hours is still not enough. Don't forget to take the map at front gate. Or you will be lost. You can do boat rowing, sitting or even sunbathing at the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You can rent boats on the little lake or just walk around & explore the many varied sections. Loved the peacocks - so many! A great number of charming cafes are spread all through the park. We enjoyed hearing so many musicians playing music while walking through from one end to the other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Whenever I come to Madrid I always stay a couple of hours in the Retiro park. It is quite a big park right in the center of the town with a lake, sculptures, numerous species of flora and beutiful gardens. In particular, I recommend stoping by at the Cristal palace and enjoying birds and turtles living in the lake in... More 

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