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“boating lake”(847 reviews)
“retiro park”(1,158 reviews)
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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All reviews crystal palace boating lake retiro park rose garden row boat rowing boat large lake fallen angel busy city green space sunny day nice walk few hours people watching watch the world walk around couple of hours
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This park gives you on week ends a nice view to how Madrid families enjoy being together and enjoying the beauty of nature in the heart of Madrid. Very refreshing and warming experience for everybody.

Thank seppoilmari
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hard to beat this park on a nice day. There is something for everyone. You will find some good paths and a lot of statues and artwork. There is also some monuments and a small pond. Great for pictures.

Thank JNYCwriter
Reviewed yesterday

What a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of Madrid. The park itself is very large and has a variety of routes, all of which provide a differing experience. There are a number of tracks off of the main route which will provide a...More

Thank Urethra_Franklin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Retiro Park is enjoyed by many People from Madrid and abroad. It is an extensive park with lots of walks on hard surfaces. There are cafes and exhibition hall. the café I visited was very good and we enjoyed drinking outside in the Oct sunshine....More

Thank mellis82017
Reviewed 2 days ago

I always spend time in the park when I have an extended visit to Madrid. In the spring the rose garden is beautiful. The diablo callado statue (devil falling) is one of a kind in the world (so I have been told). Just watch pick...More

Thank Bob_OGT77
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely park in the centre of the city Lots of people enjoying life! Boating Lake. Street artists just beautiful

Thank amienspaul
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Come here when there is nothing to do, observe the squirrels and birds,take photos, and walk to the flower garden.

Thank follow_for_follow
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was walking distance from our hotel They have different activities during the weekend for families It is recommended to visit

Thank rajaay2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have amazing memories connected to this place as it is where I met my girlfriend for the first time, so I may be a little bias. In the spring/summer/fall there is the possibility to do some paddle-boating in the little pond in the center...More

Thank Tomasz D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful tree-lined paths, interesting landscaping, a lake with monuments (actually, monuments abound throughout the park), a central building often housing local artworks...these await in Retiro Park. It’s fall season and the ginkgoes glow yellow and the sycamores have a bit of color. The park is...More

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laura m
30 October 2018|
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Response from jkc369 | Reviewed this property |
It's free to enter but please check the hours of opening. We arrived too late and were not able to enter. We also heard that during sunset hours is when the Crystal Palace comes to life where light reflections are beautiful... 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.