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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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Address: 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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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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Visit on a Sunday and go row a boat. Simple and beautiful. It's free, lots of statues and beautiful views. Sunday has all the Spanish families out and about, wonderful.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visit on a Sunday and go row a boat. Simple and beautiful. It's free, lots of statues and beautiful views. Sunday has all the Spanish families out and about, wonderful.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful park and boating lake which was on €6 for 45 mins a boat ! Excellent value. 26 of us spent the afternoon there and we hired the towing boats which was great fun then sat in the cafe bar until the sun went down.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A real gem, in Madrid. Relaxing, enjoying, feeling, hearing all senses in a such wonderful place. Thumbs up

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Inverness
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely park. Wandered for a while and had a nap in the grass. Crystal palace is lovely but there's not much to see. Rowing a boat in the lake was my favourite and very affordable.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a huge park in the centre of bustling Madrid. With wide paved paths as well as gravel type paths and slightly more rustic type paths, everyone should be able to navigate it with ease. Lots of trees, green open spaces, benches, water features, fountains, statues, a large boating lake and more. It's great for 5 minutes or for... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful place with play areas for children and has cafe's dotted around for refreshments.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a walkaround on a pleasant afternoon in February. Place is like a maze, even with no leaves on the trees. Don't miss the crystal palace and if you're feeling brave, take a boat out on the lake for a paddle!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A piece of peace, much needed and welcomed in the city. Beautiful and well maintained. You can spend hours here!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the best I've seen but nonetheless it was nice. A perfect place to wander around amidst the beautifully sculptured trees and well mowed grass and flowers. I spent hours strolling around. Very green and colorful with statues and lakes. Look out for the rose garden with over 100 varieties and a crystal palace. The park is immaculate and kids... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fabulous public space in the city centre including wonderful gardens, a boating lake ,monuments and various eateries around the periphery. Probably best to bring a picnic and relax in the sunshine. We were really fortunate to have unseasonably good weather for February which was an added bonus.

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