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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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A charming place to go for a relaxing walk

A historical park integrated in the city. I enjoyed walking around and visiting the different areas full of sculptures, fountains and a great variety of trees. Madrilenos go there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A historical park integrated in the city. I enjoyed walking around and visiting the different areas full of sculptures, fountains and a great variety of trees. Madrilenos go there to practice different sports, to be laid down in the grass or just having a coffee in the charming terraces. It is really nice to have a seat and look at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you looking for a great place for a stroll or simply to relax in Madrid, then the large Retiro Park located in the heart of Madrid is the place to go. There are number of suggested walking / jogging tracks within the the park ... the longest being 2.5 kms, as well as a number of fountains in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Superb, beautiful. Easy to get to from the metro. A bargain 6€ for a 45 minute row in a boat on the lake in the park. We ate at one of the restaurants around the lake and the food and drink was reasonably priced. Plenty of areas to sit in the shade as during August, it'll become unbearably hot in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Exquisite gardens. This is what you expect when in Europe. A green oasis in the middle of a dense city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park is just a few minutes from the very centre of the city. It is a really nice place to visit with the highlight being the rowing boats you can rent on the lake. Only 6 euro for 45 minutes. There are some great monuments around the park also. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whatever else you decide to do in Madrid, make sure that you make time to stroll through what is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, unspoilt parks in Europe. And it's free !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to chill out in the heat. Easy access by metro. Tasty salmon and brie 'toasta' is excellent value in the many snack bars. Great trip for families including boating lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After two days of visiting museums the Retiro was a perfect place to wander for a quieter day. Lots of places to eat and drink and plenty of shady areas to sit and watch the world go by. Worth visiting the "crystal palace" if only to see the turtles in the pond! Inexpensive boat hire for those who fancy some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park is enormous so I only saw a small part of it, but it was excellent. So much green space, children's playgrounds, numerous fountains etc. and the lake is fantastic, with the monument looming over it looking magnificent. You can rent a rowing boat on the lake (€8 for up to 4 people for 45 minutes) and it's definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great huge park space in the middle of a big city. Easy walk from city centre. Options from lazing under a tree to more physical boating on the lake. Plenty of food choices and entertainment to watch. A nice place to have some down time 😊

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