Retiro Park, Madrid

4.8
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Take a few moments out of your tour of the city to rest at Retiro Park, noted for its marble monuments, elegant buildings, abundant greenery, and landscaped lawns. Laid out in the 17th century, the park was originally meant to be a secluded space for kings and queens. Opened to the public in 1868, this site is an ideal place for a leisurely stroll, relaxing picnic, or an entertaining boat ride around the artificial lake, the focal point of the park. Art exhibitions and live music performances are frequently held here on the weekends, drawing hundreds of curious visitors from around the country. If you prefer a bit of peace and quiet, you can always find a lush secret corner far away from the noisy crowds. Add Retiro Park to your Madrid travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Madrid online holiday planner .
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  • You have my I found one Park more but I think that one can't leave Madrid without passing through this park. Sit awhile to rest after the long walks of city tour not this nothing bad... on the other hand I recommend to visit the Archaeological Museum (3 euros entry) that is very close.
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  • Worth the walk in the Park the retreat. The Park is very well kept and maintained. Even having gone in the winter the Park is very beautiful.
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  • Very nice, with ducks and mallards swimming in lakes. A good place to walk and enjoy the environment.
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  • Great park! Great place for a walk alone or with your family. Very good also for running and outdoor activities. Quite big and one day is not enough to explore it all. It has also a lake where you can have a lot of fun feeding the beautiful ducks or sailing through it with the little boats provided. We enjoyed bvery much our time there. Don't miss the rose garden and the crystal palace.
  • This is a beautiful park summer or winter. Don't rush this as you should soak up the atmosphere that is delivered in abundance. You will find plenty of places to rest your weary feet in the many coffee stops. The lake has boating for you to hire at little cost, but with a great time to be had. I went mid November and loved it. The Crystal Palace is splendid, but make sure you walk around the small pond in for great views.
  • This park is HUGE! If you want to get away from all the traffic and just walk around in a pretty park this is the spot. Lots of people everywhere walking, biking and running so it’s very busy especially on nice days. If you are looking to get away from the large crowds, some of the outer ends of the park have way less foot traffic. Great people watching.
  • Personally I am in love with this park. Not the most beautiful park you will ever visit, but it has great open spaces. The park is divided into different sections which are all so different it takes you to a peaceful place every time you visit. Park has dog schedules which is amazing, and it also has a dog park in case you couldn’t make it before the dog curfew.
  • Nice place to take an evening stroll. Fun place to spend good time. Lots of street artists, boating/kayaking, fountains, green house and cycling track... Can enjoy your evenings if you have a good company or even if u go alone.
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