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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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As featured in Madrid Outdoors and 1 other guide
Ranked #3 of 417 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The retiro´s park is a perfect place in Madrid to enjoy by yourself, with friends, with kids... each member of the family will find something that will make them love this park. First of all you have to be consider that is huge; it goes from Goya (near the bullring) to Atocha (south of Madrid). Inside it you can find... More

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Aalst, Belgium
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It is a really nice park, with a beautiful lake. But when we were around, it was too busy. On every inch of grass there were people. If you like this: go ahead! If you want to be relax and just enjoy the sun and nature, go to the Botanic Garden, which lies in the same neighbourhood!

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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you come to Madrid, you just have to visit this park. It's one of the most famous places in the city, and one of the most famous parks in Spain. It's an amazing park where you can find anything. If it's good weather and you want to feel how it can be living in Madrid just go the park... More

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Madrid, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

While not as large as Central Park in NYC, Retiro has many of the same features...a lake in a spectacular setting where you can rent rowboats, secluded walks, gardens, playgrounds, and on most weekends, street performers. While walking around, you might hear a flamenco guitar, see a magic show, or get your fortune told. There are small restaurants with outdoor... More

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Madrid, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Right in the heart of Madrid with waling distance from the centre and right next to the museums. Retiro is the lung of Madrid in many respects, it has beautiful gardens, cultural actvities, a flamenco place, boating etc... It is a great place to viist especially on the weekends with a lot happening. The main spot is the area around... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went there on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It was a very relaxing afternoon walk, though there were quite a lot of people there, but the atmosphere was still good as other people visiting the park just like me, i.e. to enjoy the sun and have a relaxing time. There were some good photo locations as well within the park... More

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Crowthorne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous park, beautiful trees and plants and interesting sites. Rowing lake, lots of buskers playing great music. Very relaxing.

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Delhi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It has everything a park can offer for a relaxing evening- greenery, a variety of flora and fauna, a stunning water body where you can go boating, street artists, food stalls, an tons of open space to relax

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Enjoy the gardens and the sunshine. Plenty of shade to sit and relax, or sheltered areas to enjoy the sun. Very peaceful in the middle of this busy city

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Darlington UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

lovely setting, enjoyed wandering around. There is a large glass structure in the centre where you can sit and relax

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