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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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Nice place to walk

We spent an hour or two walking through the park. Lot of families enjoying the pond, fountains and beautiful views. We could have spent all day and every where we went was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We spent an hour or two walking through the park. Lot of families enjoying the pond, fountains and beautiful views. We could have spent all day and every where we went was a different view.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous park, definitely a must see! We sat by the lake at a cafe drinking Sangria taking it all in. Walk to the large greenhouse, and the lake in front has lots of friendly Terrapins!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We choose to stay nearby and I visited every day for 6 days and found a new part every time. Beautiful historic gardens, huge, large shady trees, fountains, monuments, quite places to sit, lots of cute dogs. Maintained to the highest possible standard for a Park this size, well used by all the locals, safe, well lit for a walk... More 

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Saint Paul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

On a hot July day, in the early evening, this is a lovely park to visit, just behind the Prado Museum, with a small lake where folks rent boats, and where the Madrileños come out to explore and relax. Great place to walk, see nice landscape architecture,fascinating local life, nice paths to walk or run. Around the lake there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It's definitely a must visit park. So so nice and it makes Madrid very beautiful. It's so relaxing, nice place to walk and play. Kids were definitely enjoying them self during the entire visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walked through Retiro Park today sheltered from the sun under the beautiful trees. Visited the Palacio de Cristal, Monumento al Rey Alfonso XII, as we strolled through many tree lined walkways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

nice park to walk around with different water spots and even boating stuff. relaxing and overall enjoyable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Good day out with plenty to do - boat ride was fun. Fun for both family or groups of teens with plenty to do. We were a group of 6 19-20 year olds and had a great day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

it's always really lovely to walk around the Retiro and a great place to people watch. Every day there's stuff going on with buskers, but w/e's are particularly busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Park must be on your list to spend at least several hours. I suggest several days to see the marvelous sites. The lake and the Monument to Alfonso XII will take your breath away. The Crystal Palace where they have wonderful exhibits in its beautiful space, is next to a small lake. Every Sunday at midday there is a... More 

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Address: Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 915 30 00 41
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Retiro

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