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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza Della Indipendecia 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place for walk, jogging, relaxing with friends even have a beer in one of the park cafees. Art exhibitions.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank firmazon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit up Parque del Retiro. What a well kept park, it was immaculately pruned and preened. There wasn’t a thing out of place. The lake was a big hit with the boats and there were plenty of areas to sit abs have...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Siddyob
Reviewed yesterday

Visiting Parque del Retiro was a very good experience. There are several points of interest, from Palacio de Cristal to Monumento a Alfonso XII. I recommend that you take water and visit in two different days. You should totally go to the lake and take...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ribeirof88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice path around the perimeter. Beautiful sights inside. Very relaxing and a nice break from cars. Great for dogs too!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You cannot go to Madrid and not visit this amazing park! It has so much for you to see and do. We hired a boat, walked around the pretty gardens, sat down and people watched. I would definitely recommend for you to visit here!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank aliceroberts16
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to see and watch! From people doing yoga to random peacocks walking past! Try and map your route as there are many exits and it’s easy to get lost!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eurobikini
Reviewed 2 days ago

Huge park in the core of Madrid Centre. I can imagine how important it is during hot season to escape from hot sunshine and feel the green nature.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank THelena62
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An absolute beauty of park. Very big, beautiful open spaces, nice lake with the possibility to rent boats. One of my favorite spots in Madrid.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Runekaim
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited when weather was just great for walking , I would not recommend to go when it’s raining since it’s not practical . The park itself is a nice walk , there are no mayor landmarks besides the crystal palace that sits in the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HectorO417
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely, a must go to place if you visit Madrid! Perfect for a picnic or just a simple stroll with your family or friends

Date of experience: March 2019
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Amber C
January 1, 2019|
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Response from holidaymaddddd | Reviewed this property |
I am here right now and there are rowing boats on the lake
Amber C
January 1, 2019|
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Response from AsianvisitorUK | Reviewed this property |
From memory, the boats aren't available to hire when I was there but it might have been the time of year i.e. winter
October 30, 2018|
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Response from Daniel L | Reviewed this property |
Both times that I have been there, it has been closed, but it is all glass so you can see right thru it. It is more a unique historical building that could be used to display sculpture or grow plants. They could not charge... More