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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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Lovely place for a lazy afternoon

This park has a lovely boating lake and a large Victorian glass house, which when I visited had a really interesting art installation inside. The park is quite large and nicely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This park has a lovely boating lake and a large Victorian glass house, which when I visited had a really interesting art installation inside. The park is quite large and nicely laid out with plenty of shade and cafes and kiosks selling food, drinks and ice cream. A row on the lake is inexpensive (about 6€) and lots of fun,... More 

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Hofstade, Belgium
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Passed by with bike and stopped for any time to observe the Spanish people enjoying the parc in the busy city. .

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Vail, Colorado
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This was a beautiful spot for my morning run. Gravel paths around a beautiful park filled with flowers, woods, fountains, statues, playgrounds and more. Simply beautiful and lots of runners around!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Located in the heart of Madrid, this park is absolutely massive. There are lots of different activities which you can take part in, including boating and there are lots of Cafes to eat in as well as lovely cool shady grassy spots to picnic in

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you are trying to survive Madrid in August, Retiro Park is your best option. A wonderful place full of green areas: you can have a nice walk with your family and enjoy the fresh air, rent a boat in the lake or simply have a sit to enjoy the views.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A huge, beautiful park near the centre of Madrid. There are lovely flower beds and very welcome shaded areas with benches to sit on. Hiring a rowing boat on the lake (8 euros for 45 minutes) is fun, but very hot work in the midday sun in August. It is entertaining spotting the turtles and huge fish in the lake.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I live 5 minutes from the Retiro park and thank my lucky stars every day (I go every day with my dog). It's a spacious park with easy navigation main thouroughfares as well as leafy lanes where few people venture (and where you can discover so much more about the park, its vegetation and wildlife: there are squirrels, magpies, ducks,... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This park is good, slightly out of the centre but not too far to walk to. Very relaxing, and you don't feel unsafe, unless it's night time bit stupid if you go here around 10pm, I don't know I haven't tried, it maybe safe but I won't try.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for pretty scenery, culture and nature: this is the place to be. We visited the crystal palace, the monument for Alfonso (very impressive), the rose garden and walked around for hours. Kids can play in the playgrounds.

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The park is amazing to walk or go running. And always a good idea to have refreshments in a terrace to enjoy the nice weather. Interesting story it holds and it shares beautiful landscapes.

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