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“Decent enough monument”

Monumento a Alfonso XII
Ranked #55 of 834 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

It overlooks the big lake in Retiro Park. Not sure why TA doesn't have the location. It is quite large and impressive and worth a look. It's not something that you would spend a lot of time looking at but drop by when you're in the area then walk over to the Prado or the other museums nearby.

Thank plu1995
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"artificial lake"
in 14 reviews
"equestrian statue"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful monument"
in 7 reviews
"buen retiro park"
in 5 reviews
"grand colonnade"
in 3 reviews
"queen mother"
in 2 reviews
"overlooks the lake"
in 2 reviews
"walk up"
in 2 reviews
"small lake"
in 2 reviews
"bronze"
in 6 reviews
"cast"
in 4 reviews
"statues"
in 8 reviews
"boat"
in 7 reviews
"scaffolding"
in 3 reviews
"rueda"
in 4 reviews
"teodoro"
in 2 reviews
"colonnades"
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

A good relaxing walk in the park. Unique in that it has lots of monuments. Close to the Mayor plaza with taxi is only $5 or can do a 15 min walk.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Madrid is a beautiful city and features a lot of attractions like this that are worth a browse around.

Thank jmbrighton
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Magnificent monument complex of Alfonso XII is not to be missed if you end up in Retiro. The statue of the king on his horse was created in 1904 but the entire beautiful surrounding complex - later. The monument is located at the edge of an artificial lake and right next to it one can rent paddle boat and enjoy the lake fully. The monument itself is a place to stroll around taking lots of pictures knowing they all will look good, the monument being that photogenic!

3  Thank podrozniczka60
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Saw the monument and it was very educational and beautiful. This was part of the tour i took of the city of madrid.

1  Thank Chrissykath
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