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“Beware subway to park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
London
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“Beware subway to park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The park is lovely but visioirs need to be aware of the subway walk from retiro metro to the park. It is clearly used at night for homeless to drink eat etc and was at midday filthy. My wife and I nearly turned round. Thankfully we didnt as the park is great. I find it incredible that it is not cleaned up. On the way back I noticed lots of people with children crossing the road to avoid it

Visited October 2012
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“Nice park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

It's a nice park but Madrid's climate isn't kind to grass or trees so has looked a bit parched when i've been there.

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“Calm heart of Madrid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

What a great place to escape to, the quiet, peaceful paths of this park, and the lovely statues here and there, and the plantings, and the lagoon. So peaceful, and a great place to bring the kids, too.

Visited April 2012
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“Beautiful park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The park is great place for a romantic stroll. Well laid out and maintained. Great break for the kids.

Visited October 2012
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“Lovely park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a lovely park, in the middle of the city, with great landscaping, and very clean. An ideal place to wander around.
The Palacio de Cristal should not be missed. My favourite place there.

Visited November 2012
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