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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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  • Average3%
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“crystal palace” (1,333 reviews)
“boating lake” (656 reviews)
“retiro park” (915 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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

What an amazing, picturesque park to visit. Completely makes you forget you are in the middle of the city.

Thank Alissa S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great to find such a calm and green space within the city. Great for an afternoon stroll with enough ponds, boating lake, rose garden type things within it to add interest. Take a picnic and chill for a few hours

Thank Elayneedge
Reviewed yesterday

The part is absolutely beautiful! I do recommend taking a small map of the park so you don't miss any of the attractions inside (the Crystal Palace and pond were a couple of our favorites). There are facilities inside the park for food / beverage...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to take the load off after sight seeing. I would recommend taking a picnic and watching the world go by. I you want a little bit of activity you have the option to take a boat out on the lake. Some...More

Thank Kayleigh S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went on a run here in the morning and it is like you went back in time. You could wander around and spend hours in this park.

Thank Marisa R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent several hours exploring Retiro Park -- the Crystal Palace, the Fallen Angels, sangria beside the little lake (lots of rowboats).

Thank 2Tuscans
Reviewed 2 days ago

It´s a very large area, so the best way of appreciate is riding a bike. There´s a bike renting shop close to the entrance. In a sunny day is one of the best places to spend some hours.

Thank Ana Elisa T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Over there you can walk between paths full of trees. There is a lake with boats and if you are lucky you could see a squirrel up over the trees. You can take a beer to refresh yourself. You can go with friends family or...More

Thank Oscar2luis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rented bikes from bike and roll just outside the park off the circle. 9euro for three hours. What a great way to see the park.

Thank valerinanj
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked to the park from our hotel in Gran Via. It took a while as it was a very hot day and there was a lot to see on the way, but it was well worth it. The park is absolutely beautiful and has...More

1  Thank Ivana S
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Mohamed Y
Hi, We plan as family to visit Madrid & Barcelona next September my and I want to rent a car to use it in visiting attractions and travel from Madrid to Barcelona. Is it good idea?? Is there parking in attractions with suitable prices?? If anyone try it please give me advice Thanks
17 May 2017|
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Response from Eleny M | Reviewed this property |
Although Madrid is a big city, most sights are within walking distance. I would pick a relatively centrally located hotel and make my around either on foot or taxi. Even if more than half taxi drivers are not fluent in... More
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We're planning to visit the park soon. Are there flower gardens in the park? Also, if we are riding a taxi to the park where should the taxi drop us off to have the shortest walk to the crystal palace? Traveling with a senior citizen so I'm trying to find the shortest route.
13 May 2017|
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Response from JandRB76 | Reviewed this property |
There are flower gardens yes. The park is divided into areas, some of which have flower beds, others are less formal. It would be a good idea to get a map of the park before you visit. You can download and print one if your... More
Fiona M
Hi, Fiona. What would you like to know about this attraction? What time do the cafes in the park open?
26 April 2017|
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Response from d w | Reviewed this property |
Dont expect them to be open early...we went around 10:30 am and some were not open yet.