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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crystal palace” (1,646 reviews)
“boating lake” (782 reviews)
“retiro park” (1,079 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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+34 915 30 00 41
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"crystal palace"
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"boating lake"
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"retiro park"
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"rose garden"
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"row boat"
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"rowing boat"
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"fallen angel"
in 166 reviews
"small lake"
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"busy city"
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"sunny day"
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"nice walk"
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"few hours"
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"people watching"
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"watch the world"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a lovely park in the centre of Madrid. It has avenues to stroll around, snack bars for a refreshing glass of sangria, a boating lake full of people who apparently have no idea how to row and a seriously impressive monument. A great...More

Thank gibbsgirls
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Reviewed yesterday

Large, well looked after park in the middle of the city. Beautiful grounds and boating lake. Old "crystal" palace , miles of paths for walking, skating and biking. Large pond full of turtles-a joy to watch. We picnicked so cannot comment on the prices or...More

Thank stephmunky
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely park with lake full with fish. Can rent a small boat for 45 minutes for€6/€8. Avoid eating in the coffee next to the boat renting place. Very disappointing food and service but its lovely places just in the another side of the lake. Next...More

Thank Marinagriffiths
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve never believed that I would find such a peaceful place in Madrid because the city doesn’t seems very nature friendly. Once we entered the park it was like a fairytale, seriously it makes you never want to leave. I love ducks and there were...More

1  Thank Габриела С
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The peace of mind and quiet on a Sunday morning is amazing when one walks in the retiro park. A breath of fresh air in the city. Great monuments and gardens with a unique topiary are almost over. I had a very relaxing 2 hours...More

Thank Marlon O
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been here many times before. Now the park was closed because during the Hugo storm six days before a falling tree killed a four-year-old child. So the whole park was closed for inspections. From previous times I can say that the park has...More

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful park in the art area of Madrid. Very beautiful but bo nice places to eat or drink. Bring picknick instead.

Thank Susanne H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parque del buen retiro (pleasant retreat) became a public park in 1868 and was built in renaissance style. The artificial lake, with Alfonso XII monument seems to be the focal point of visitors, with the cafes and boating on the lake. It's a very pleasant...More

Thank Bornean
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Reviewed yesterday

The park is so big, the gardens are designed in a beautiful way. Somehow everytime im there, the weather is always beautiful, the music played by local musicians is on and the rowers do they job perfectly

Thank Kasiuuls
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Reviewed yesterday

Love the gardens, they are absolutely beautiful, and also the lake. My favorite is the Palacio de Cristal which is breathtaking.

Thank Aleksandra K
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Nike B
15 April 2018|
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Response from Johnhdz | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
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Hironimusbosch
7 April 2018|
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Response from SojurnSal | Reviewed this property |
Much of the park has walkways, trees, monuments and water features. There are a few small grass patches that are open with no trees however I do not remember seeing any wide open grass areas that you could throw a Frisbee... More
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Mike S
29 March 2018|
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Response from Carlos R | Reviewed this property |
They did not give a time for it to reopen and based on past reviews it seems like it has been closed many days if not a couple weeks.
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