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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
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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.

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Fantastic park with obscure art exhibitions...

We visited on a v hot day so the shady areas were most welcome. Amazing buildings housing some obscure art exhibitions but worth it for the wtf factor! Watch out for the jumping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on a v hot day so the shady areas were most welcome. Amazing buildings housing some obscure art exhibitions but worth it for the wtf factor! Watch out for the jumping carp (obviously lack of oxygen in the water) and turtles in the ponds around the park.

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful parc with awesome atmosphere, ideal for a run in the morning :) I'll be back for sure !!!!!

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Thank Juliette_1007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked to the park then sat around. The park was beautiful. Lots of benches for people to seat and relax. We just people watched and enjoyed the sound of birds and the leaves moving with the wind. Very relaxing.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had not been to the park in 15 years. I decided to take my family telling them it was a boring park. My two boys (8 and 10) had a blast. The playgrounds have super cool things to do. The park is huge and beautiful. We took the paddle boats out and they loved it!

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Thank fjd2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful place, we went with 3 young children and there is loads of space for them to run and play, and it's a great place to get away from the busy roads and hustle and bustle of the city. There are A couple of little play areas, the boating lake, fountains and plenty of shady spots to sit under trees... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently visited Madrid over a long weekend, after a day of shopping we wanted to do something relaxing and headed towards the park. It was a nice walk down from our apartment - I'm so glad I went and wished I could spend more time there; it was just too hot for us. The park is beautiful and very... More 

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Thank mini1978
Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Retiro was a beautiful escape from the bustling crowds at the Prado. The sculpted gardens are exquisite when outlined by the strong sun, and the dappled shade of the lime tree avenues are a welcome escape from it. The lake and it's monument are worth a visit, but be aware that you will pay typical tourist prices for food... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been on my Iberian trip for eight days, this park is the place me and my friend enjoyed spending our free time in the most! Clean, huge and peaceful.. a must in Madrid!

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Thank Christian L
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the park whilst on an electric bike tour. It's a lovely park wishing is kept well. There is many different areas to visit with lots of shade on a hot day.

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Thank Shauna T
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful park. Beautiful architecture. It's huge. Nice cafes overlooking the lake. The sun was so strong that we had to take shelter underneath the trees of the cafes. Boating option was there but was not our cup of tea due to the sunny day.

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