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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza Della Indipendecia,7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Reviewed today

I was in this park on December so still saw some nice colored leaves on the trees . The park is big and mostly flat to travel and convinient for disable people .. The reason I did not give this park higher score is because...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shlomo R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful park were you can relax, take a walk, take photos, enjoy the view. It has a great Crystal Palace that you can visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andreea-Gabriela28
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent an afternoon there with the family and friends. We even discovered a football / sporting facility within the park and we booked it for the kids to play some football. Some great bars / cafes on the water to also enjoy the views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IntrepidFox10
Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely park, that is worth taking the time to come and relax. There are plenty of areas to sit and relax. The crystal palace looks lovely and there are plenty of people in and around the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice big park....palacio Crystal located inside this huge park. Otherwise its just a park where the locals go.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bavani A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a big, beautiful urban park that still had a lot going on even in December. The lake was really cool and there were plenty of street performers doing all sorts of stuff from playing music to performing magic. There was a lot going...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbg74
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love all Parks especially those in big cities.. because they are a green oasi. Well mantained with big walking street and also smaller. Crystal Palace is my favorite place. You can spend there some hours walking or relaxing then you can go to one...More

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

The highlight was the boating lake and the conservatory which is also a gallery. The walk through is gorgeous this time of year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Retiro is a wonderful, walkable park with multiple fun features. We particularly enjoyed the peacocks and the crystal palace which featured a special art installation while we were there. The park should not be missed when you visit Madrid. We found ourselves taking detours between...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 45jillo
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to this park at sunrise and it was beautiful. Lots of people walking their dogs, running and some just enjoying the morning sun. The crystal palace is beautiful and everyone is so welcomoing

Date of experience: December 2018
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laura m
30 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
Gini M
16 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.