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“boating lake”(845 reviews)
“retiro park”(1,155 reviews)
Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza Della Indipendecia,7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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All reviews crystal palace boating lake retiro park rose garden row boat rowing boat large lake fallen angel busy city green space sunny day nice walk few hours people watching watch the world walk around couple of hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Especially when you go off the beaten track! You can spend hours here, also working out. In November it’s only populated by locals, making it more authentic.

Thank Asder123
Reviewed yesterday

Surprisingly a very busy place can be very relaxing. Walking in the autumn colours of a sunny November day was a great break away from the hustle and bustle of Madrid's streets. Plenty of space to roam, rowing boats for the more energetic (and, a...More

Thank raggersparkin
Reviewed yesterday

Retiro is arguably the heart of Madrid. It's an epic space that drew a sizable crowd even on a mid-week October day. You must see this place. Here are pro-tips: The park is huge. It is full of landmarks worth seeing. Budget plenty of time...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed yesterday

Retiro Park is the favorite park of Madrid locals. It is huge, with beautiful fountains, a nice pond where you can rent a boat, little terraces and of course, the Chrystal Palace with free entrance. It's nice to relax, enjoy a drink and admire the...More

Thank Equis I
Reviewed yesterday

This park is very beautiful and a welcome break from sightseeing and shopping. There are cafes near the boating lake and the cleanest underground public toilets of any city I have visited. There is even a wheelchair stairlift down to the toilets.

Thank dustylin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved it here. A cafe, amazing sangria and pasta. Garden views everywhere. A nice pond that you can take a mini rowboat and enjoy the view from the water, or take a ride in a powered leisure boat. Musicians playing in the park just...More

Thank robint423
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a few hours here walking around, sitting and rented a boat on the lake. It was a nice sunny day in November so the park looked beautiful with the autumn leaves. It was clean with a play area, walks in the woods, and paved...More

Thank Roamerandco
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful place to visit. Beautiful trees and historical palaces to visit. The glass palace is gorgeous.

Thank shsharaf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Anyone who visits Madrid should Visit Retiro Park. Such a beautiful and well kept park, we went on the row boats for €6 For us both for 45 minutes, the sun was shining and it was gorgeous. Also the glass building was absolutely stunning ,...More

Thank emjaySussex
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The parc is very large and well designed, and beside the green spaces and the variety of trees it hold many other entertaining facilities as museum of fine arts , the glass palace , the Lake , and many artists are slways svailable there It...More

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laura m
31 October 2018|
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Response from jkc369 | Reviewed this property |
It's free to enter but please check the hours of opening. We arrived too late and were not able to enter. We also heard that during sunset hours is when the Crystal Palace comes to life where light reflections are beautiful... More
Gini M
17 September 2018|
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Response from dbueno2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hello The park has many entrances, but I suggest entering through the door of Alcala. I hope it helps De nada
Yoke Theng M
7 August 2018|
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Response from Navigate618953 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance to the park is free. Not sure about opening times though.