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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  • Very busy place, but beautiful! You can spend a few hours very nice there and take wonderful pictures.
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  • If you want to disconnect in a big city such as Madrid, there is nothing better than go to the retreat to reflect, stroll and relax. The sunset across the Lake is beautiful.
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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.
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