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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Madrid
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Plaza Della Indipendecia,7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Retiro
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tranquil big park with lots to see. Everywhere was very well maintained and clean. Check out the Crystal Palace when visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deshaw12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love cities with parks to enjoy somewhat close to downtown. This one is not huge, but its size is enough to be considered a lung for Madrid. Jogging there can be pleasant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank juande1975
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is really huge and beautiful park. Excellent for relax for all kind of people. The big lake is in the middle and it is beautiful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank indiaz2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

the park has some small museums which are very nice. Also there is a glass conservatory which is beautiful. You can spend hours walking in the park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank josephine545
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked through the park to find the Crystal Palace which was quite beautiful. The park is immense with lots of fountains and statues. There’s also a large lake. A lot of activity takes place in the park as well with small food vendors.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chictraveler37
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of Madrid's treasures. Spend some time walking through the park near the Prado for some quality time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emediava
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is great to wander around with some great street entertainers and a lovely large lake where you can jist sit out and enjoy the day. you can also get a boat out on the lake however the queue was too large so we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suzy-ann
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place to look round. Nice little cafe to have a coffee.boating lake too. We were there on a public holiday and there were lots of little traders selling stuff

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pscanners
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is amazing and huge. By far one of my favorite places in the world. There are many things to do inside of this huge complex so maybe get an e scooter and go.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roberon99
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is park is only comparable to central park in New York. Go to the central lake and rent a boat for 45 min it´s a very nice experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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laura m
31 October 2018|
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Response from Daniel L | Reviewed this property |
Both times that I have been there, it has been closed, but it is all glass so you can see right thru it. It is more a unique historical building that could be used to display sculpture or grow plants. They could not charge... 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
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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.
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