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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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Address: Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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+34 915 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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The most emblematic park of Madrid

If you visit Madrid, you simply cannot skip the most important park in the city. Some of the trees are in pretty bad condition, but the beauty of El Retiro is in their fountains... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you visit Madrid, you simply cannot skip the most important park in the city. Some of the trees are in pretty bad condition, but the beauty of El Retiro is in their fountains, statues and so much history.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Madrid at the beginning of November and though a tad chilly, we visited Retiro Park on a gorgeous sunny day. There is a boating lake, gardens, small kiosks to get snacks and drinks, you could easily spend a few hours here, if the weather is good. A lovely alternative to the bustling city.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Half of the structure was under construction, can't get the full image. Weather in Dec is good, cosy 15 degree with sunshine and many people doing boating, a long queue. The park is well maintained and large enough for rest and relax, and walking around. Must see attraction in Madrid.

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Lommel, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

this green park with large pond in the centre of Madrid is really worth a visit. Families stroll by, musicians and artists show their talents. you might even rent a boat to enjoy the water with it's impressive statues.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A peaceful place right in the middle of a very busy city. An atmosphere that takes one back in time; for sure if you can get a rocking chair in the greenhouse...

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I are fortunate enough to live within walking distance of Parque del Retiro. It's great for runners, cyclists, rollerskaters, people having picnics, strolling around, and it's littered with little paths and benches, so you can always find a personal space to chill. A few cafés are dotted around, plus the Crystal Palace and the lake! A great... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just massive, and beautiful, you really need to dedicate a full day, a kind of relaxing day to just wander around, but lots of walking. we hired segways near the entrance which was awesome to save our legs, and its a great place to learn how to use a segway as well... lots of roads and no cars!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is truly for the locals to enjoy, and, they close at 10pm. When we visited the area at night. there are some dark spots near the lake, and some teenagers were shooed away by the Police Patrol, and once the car left, they came back for smoking pots, but not drinking. Some nocturnal lovebirds were scattered all over the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place you have to visit. There is many activities to do there, even to rent a boat to do the round of the lake

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly stunning building, with room after room of opulence. If you go with the pamphlet they give you at the entrance, there is no need to pay for more information as the basic information is very good. It's a huge building but there is no rush to go through every room you can take your time. Not enough public... More 

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