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“retiro park”(1,134 reviews)
Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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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

This a beautiful place to visit. It’s a huge park with lovely landscapes, architecture and resting spots. Take a picnic, explore the surroundings or row a boat on the lake. The choice is yours.

Thank Scaramanga1972
Reviewed yesterday

Huge park with beautiful landscaping. Nice to walk through or just sit and people watch. Palacio Cristal is a sight to behold!

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed yesterday

Retiro park is a must see while in Madrid! I love spending a nice, relaxing Saturday in the park reading or listening to music! It's an amazing place to take a stroll by yourself or have a picnic with friends! An afternoon in Retiro is...More

Thank Lancaster R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented the boats at the lake, we had so much fun. It is really easy to row as the paddles are attached to the boat.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed yesterday

We looked at the botanical gardens but we were so glad we didn't pay to go in when such a huge, attractive and free entry park is such a short walk away. Plenty to see and do in the park with the palaces a huge...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed yesterday

Me and my husband was on a holliday in Madrid, and we want to walk around in the city, then we rich Retiropark, and we must say it was an oase in the big city. a great lake where you can sail in a little...More

Thank Elga M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A park that you must see when you are in Madrid. Huge and Wonderful park to take a walk with friends, family, partner, or even alone. Also a lot of people who do sports.

Thank vic_explore
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Royals who built this park might be turning in their sarcophaga if they could see the down market spectacle of Micky Mouse, giant Panda costumes, puppet shows and people rowing boats on their very crowded artificial lake. The rest of the park is a...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautifully landscaped park is set in the middle of the city. We visited on a Sunday afternoon when many people were enjoying their weekend. There are rose gardens, monuments, boats to rent, places for kids to play, vendors selling food and snacks. It is...More

Thank Trip_reviewer222
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a guided tour which went into the history of the park and how all the current sites came into being. Large and beautiful!

Thank Carina757
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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
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.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Aleksandar K | Reviewed this property |
There is a small lake but you can not sweam you can just rent a boat. But there is children playgroun and many places to rest on the grass.