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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
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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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Relaxing

A great place for a stroll or any other type of relaxation on a nice day. There's a small lake with different birds (I think it's the first time I saw black swans) and a large one... read more

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Zagreb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place for a stroll or any other type of relaxation on a nice day. There's a small lake with different birds (I think it's the first time I saw black swans) and a large one if you want to rent one of the rowing boats. Great for a picnic as well.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were able to walk to Retiro Park from our hotel and we very much enjoyed our time there. The arches at the park entrance are called Puerta de Alcala and the impatiens flowers in front were stunning. There are great photo stops at the Palacio de Cristal and Monumento Alfonso XII that overlooks the lake where you can rent... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for a walk or even to ride a small romantic boat on the lake. The wide and clean areas are a plus!

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

Lovely and very large park in Madrid well worth a stroll and perhaps a boat ride! Musicians and families as well as picnicking. Be sure to see the small lake and pavilion... They rent boats. There may be bicycle rentals, but not sure. That would be nice there as well... Recommended for a relaxing hour or so...

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Throfare, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Park features wonderful lake in the center, rows of trees, sidewalks for strolling with benches to relax. There is wonderful museum nearby in crystal palace. Retiro park is just across Prato museum and real palace. It has duck pond and boating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of their piece of resitence in madrid. It is perfect to visit during the day, i do not recomend it during the night because is not very lighted and so not much to see. But during the day is just amazing. Full of people most of the time. The lake is awesome. The day i went it was this... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A leisurely walk through the trees, a coffee by the lake, or a visit to a historic palace to take in the latest modern art exhibit. You'll find musicians, families, kids on skateboards, and ubiquitous tourist taking a selfie. Retiro has something for everyone and is truly a must see whether you're in Madrid for a day, a week, or... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

you think you're in royal garden in middle of countryside. unpretentious, and full full of locals relaxing.

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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big park right in the heart of the city. It's quite popular with the sportive locals but you can go there just for a walk, to lie on the grass catching some sun, to have a coffee in one of the terraces, to watch an exhibition at Velasquez's Palace, to admire the beautiful setting of the Crystal Palace, to read... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely park covering a large area which even has a small lake for you to row a boat if you are feeling energetic. Definitely worth a visit.

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