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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
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Ranked #3 of 458 Attractions in Madrid
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Type: Parks, Architectural Buildings, Bodies of Water, Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Whether you just want to go for a stroll, feed the ducks,rollerblade run etc, there is no better place than the large park in the center of Madrid. Just a stone's throw away frim the museums.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A great spot for a break from the city streets. There are plenty of benches and good shaded areas, great cafés and a boating lake for those with enough enjoy to row around in the summer heat!

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Loved the views and outdoor gym, food is a little pricey though as expected! Great spot for a sunbathe after a hot day in the city centre too!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We lived just five minutes walk from the park so we went everyday to jog or to bike. It is certainly a nice park with lots of benches and wide open concrete pavements where we saw locals practicing skate boarding or roller blading It also has a small man-made lake where you could rent a small boat. We saw lot... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's the biggest park of Madrid and it has some monuments and some flower gardens and a lake which you can take a boat ride

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This manicured French style parks is quite crowded any time round, above all on Sundays, but you can still find some places to lay on the grass, and chill by yourself.

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new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Compared to the Royal Botanical Garden it is the garden of Eden! Plus it is free! Very clean and lots of paths to wander around. Enjoy!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park in the city centre - you don't need to go far to get away from the noise of the traffic. Plenty of areas to sit in the shade, lovely large boating lake. Definitely worth a visit.

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Lviv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

a nice way to hide from the heat and enjoy really nice park. Spanish people use it a lot, so it was an interesting glimpse into their past time and way of life. Very safe and pleasant spot, open till quite late at night (i am actually not sure if it closes at all). two pavillions with contemporary art exhibitions... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I like this Park! It's big but still quiet. You are surrounded by green and the lake in the middle is worth a visit. A lot of locals and tourist are walking around. If you need a break, then do it here!

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