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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
Phone Number:
+34 915 30 00 41
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.

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Nice park

It's a nice place you have to visit. There is many activities to do there, even to rent a boat to do the round of the lake

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is truly for the locals to enjoy, and, they close at 10pm. When we visited the area at night. there are some dark spots near the lake, and some teenagers were shooed away by the Police Patrol, and once the car left, they came back for smoking pots, but not drinking. Some nocturnal lovebirds were scattered all over the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a nice place you have to visit. There is many activities to do there, even to rent a boat to do the round of the lake

Thank Sotiris A
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A truly stunning building, with room after room of opulence. If you go with the pamphlet they give you at the entrance, there is no need to pay for more information as the basic information is very good. It's a huge building but there is no rush to go through every room you can take your time. Not enough public... More 

Thank GuernseyGirl50
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After visiting the Prado, Retirio park is a few blocks east of the museum. It is a huge green space with a variety of walking trails. On our cold January day, our purpose was to see the Crystal Palace and the statue of the Fallen Angel. The fallen angel is a statue in a round about and is supposedly the... More 

Thank davidb4775
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great park so peaceful and relaxing.would be amazing in the summer for picnic. Great lake.Would like to try the boats if the weather was good

Thank susanfitz64
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like to walk or run or just have a nice time to relax this is a beautiful place to go. There are quite a few things to admire the gardens, the walk ways, the trees there are a few places to just sit and relax or take a small rowing boat around the lake.

Thank Maritza G
Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a pity i was there in November and I couldn't lay down on a blanket at sunny day. A huge green park with amazing Cristal Palace and others attractions. Need to back there in summer

Thank malczoch
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This park is located close to the city centre and is huge. The park is well maintained and some amazing sculptures trees and bushes as well as sculptures of people. You can literally wander around this park for hours - enjoying the scenery and the setting and people watching. The public toilets are also worth a visit. Clean, supervised and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was walking about central Madrid and decided to route through the park in my way to the Prado. I hadn't been in a cultured garden in some time, so it was lovely to visit. The row boats on the lake also looked like a fun relaxing afternoon activity. If you're walking from the center of the old city (near... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyable stroll in central Madrid that is very popular with tourists and locals. Nice views and statues with some buskers

Thank colin g

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