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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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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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Great place to go for a walk, loads of beautiful shrubs trees and gardens. You can hire boats and great for cycling too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for a walk, loads of beautiful shrubs trees and gardens. You can hire boats and great for cycling too.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A very nice park - An equivalent of Central Park in NY or Hyde Park in London. Smaller than the ones mentioned but better layout IMO. A small lake where one can rent boats ... Well maintained, dog-friendly and a great place to relax or burn some calories. Some decent eateries next to the lake... Better visited just before sunset... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this park. It's a green oasis in the city, a great place to escape the heat in the middle of the summer. You can rent boats to go in the middle of the lake/pond, and prices are reasonable. Some areas are more landscaped, others less so; there are paths throughout the park.

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Beacon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lush green park smack in the city center. The park is conveniently located next to train station and other attractions

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful green space in the middle of a very hot Madrid. The whole park was well manicured and a great space to while away a morning. A stroll around brings you onto numerous statues and monuments. The Crystal Palace was fun and in great condition. Numerous lakes and canals break up the large space providing a fun walk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A must visit when in Madrid. Great spot to chill out with plenty of diversions within the park. Recommend renting the rowboat on the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This park is a great place to go and visit. You can enjoy a nice walk in the sunshine with a cold breeze. Lots of benches where you can sit and rest if you get tired and maybe stop for lunch. There is a lake in the middle of the park where you can go boating which costs €5.80 for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This park is beautiful it has a lake in the middle where you can rent boats. It also has other monuments, gardens and forests inside. My husband and I decided to run around the park and it was a great experience!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Try small boats on the lake, 5.8 euro 45min open till 20:15 better morning and evening time, day time there are no shades at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great Park located in the city center from Madrid. Devised and developed under the Spanish Bourbon Dinasty, it is among the nicest from the world big cities. It is full of people and joy. It deserves a walking around.

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