The Parterre del Retiro is located on the west side of the huge Retiro Park.
The entrance is through the monumental gate of Felipe IV. The rectangle garden forms an axis that runs from the Cason del Buen Retiro to the Fuente de la Alcachofa and the Estanque Grande.
The Parterre garden is very similar to French gardens. The symmetrical arrangement of the garden, fountains, sunken areas, and other ornaments follows the aesthetic of classicism.
The Parterre is one of the most visited corners of Retiro Park.