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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely parc with some quiet places, try the peacock garden. Definitely a must see when you are in Madrid.

Thank Aïsha B
Reviewed yesterday

Others have commented on this beautiful park’s amenities and size. I was floored by the meticulous care taken to maintain the varied vistas. It’s a landscaper’s dream and a work of art itself.

Thank Journey814115
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great day was had here. Plenty of stunning scenery, performers and places to take a break with a beer. Highly recommended.

Thank Tourist574509
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful park in the centre of Madrid and a great place to escape from all the hustle and bustle of this busy city. In a smart area and one of the stops on the tourist bus it is easily accessible. Named after Felipe IV’s Royal...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed yesterday

The park is massive and features many small cafes and amazing places to eat. There are also ton of beautiful ponds that I highly recommend checking out while you are there. This is also the largest park in all of Madrid. This park is great...More

Thank jakestiller2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this park twice whilst in Madrid for a couple of hours on each occasion and probably then did not see it all. It’s a shady oasis away from the noise of the city yet very accessible for all. If your in Madrid then...More

Thank Johnd1961
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

And eat and drink. We got a tourist tuk tuk there and spent a good couple of hours walking around visiting the bars and cafes and taking in the scenery. Really lovely well kept park.

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Retiro park, just to the north of the Prado is a lovely escape from the dust, noise and bustle of the city. There is plenty to see and do or you can just wander and stop off at one of the many cafes in...More

Thank RobertJE
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a few hours meandering through this beautiful park along with joggers, parents pushing prams, kids roller blading, dog walkers, boaters and were serenaded by the occasional minstrel. Lovely!

Thank Rhonda123itsme
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is best visited in the evening when people come out to the park for their paseo, sport and all sorts of other activities! The park is huge and the atmosphere is friendly: a lovely place to find a bit of quiet in a...More

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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.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Aleksandar K | Reviewed this property |
There is a small lake but you can not sweam you can just rent a boat. But there is children playgroun and many places to rest on the grass.