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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
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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Almost the Central Park

this park is huuuge almost the size of Central Park . it is a relaxing place for any meaning such as jogging, roamantic walk or just a cute picnic !

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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

this park is huuuge almost the size of Central Park . it is a relaxing place for any meaning such as jogging, roamantic walk or just a cute picnic !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a blissful Sunday afternoon here in late sunny September! Wide avenues, a huge boating lake, intersecting tree lined avenues and a magnificent statue of King Alfonso XII are just a few of the reasons to visit. If you are in Madrid for some romantic reason, this is a fabulous place to come. Lovely!

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Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lagre and calm soroundings, spacious open and inviting! Lagre park with a lot of street restaurantes and a smal lake where you cab hire boats for Rowling !

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Originally limited to the royals their associates until the late 1800s, the inspiring and expansive Retiro Park is just what you need. A row on the lake, tapas sat next to lake, chill on steps near monuments, stroll with an ice cream Spend the whole day

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely huge park with lots to see. Soak in the magical energy of nature. Lots of beautiful areas to photograph. There were a few free exhibits on show when we visited. There are also lots of restaurants available to grab a bite/drink, whilst listening to music performers or whilst watching the fountains and the people on row boats!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

El Retiro is well worth a visit. It's perfect to wander around with plenty to see and take in. There's a boating lake and pavilion, a glass palace that sometimes houses exhibitions, beautiful gardens, areas for communal art/performances, cafes and ice cream stands. Great for watching the world go by! You could easily spend a couple of hours here-especially if... More 

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this area. It is huge and very central. Ideal for walks, picnicks, runs, exercising and sights. Definitely recommend when visiting Madrid. Easily accessible from Atocha station

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful & such a lovely day too. I think it's about €8 to row around for 45 minutes, spotted a few turtles and lots of fish. All round lovely day.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This park is a great place to while away the hours away from the hubbub of the city centre, you can really enjoy the quiet and the gardens there's also a few sights to see within the park.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this green space and the pond in the middle of a busy noisy city it was so relaxing . There are a number of jogging routes and cycles were out in abundance as well as walkers. A few nice coffeee bars and public loos can be found in the tourist office / museum near the boat hire part... More 

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