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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
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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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wonderful for outdoor activities

Loved the attention to detail and care that go into maintaining the park, especially one this size. Can be a bit crowded at times, and watch out for pets while on the greens. Best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the attention to detail and care that go into maintaining the park, especially one this size. Can be a bit crowded at times, and watch out for pets while on the greens. Best enjoyed on a sunny day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

would like to see it in Spring, mainly La Rosaleda. My baby had enjoyed it so much, even being the trees "naked" for winter

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were so lucky as that day was sunny after 3 consecutive rainy days. It was the last place we visited before heading to Barajas airport. Fresh air with good walk and many cafes (we tried churros with chocolate) and really it was a good experience.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We think of this green space as the Central Park of Madrid, complete with row boat pond. Stroll through the paths, have a coffee, watch the people, soak in the scene. Then dive back into the center of the City and on to your next destination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This park is the most popular place in Madrid, you can enjoy a walk, visit some different areas inside the park, the lake, the museum, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You may think whats so great about a park for it to rank so highly as an attraction. Well, go to Retiro and you'll find out! The lake, the Crystal Palace, the statue of Lucifer, and just the landscape. It's a beautiful space in the middle of the city and a real jewel for residents and visitors alike. Don't skip... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful park to walk around, let the kids play in the big playground, take a rowboat on the lake or just sit and let the stress leave your body. Madrid locals come here to do just that and nearly everyone is having a good time. A couple of outside cafes to have a bite or a cup of coffee too.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I had a nice two hour walk all over the park on my last morning in Madrid. A great way to relax before moving on to another location.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was there in march with my wife , the park was peaceful , clean . The weather was showery . It ha a magnificent scenes so , you should have a camera . We enjoyed the 2 hours we spent.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice park to walk and just enjoy the view and the city, and also to enjoy being around the people of the city.

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