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“boating lake”(825 reviews)
“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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All reviews crystal palace boating lake retiro park rose garden row boat rowing boat large lake fallen angel busy city green space sunny day people watch nice walk few hours walk around couple of hours cafes
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Reviewed yesterday

we went to Florida restaurant, it was nice and the park was very nice and well maintained (okt. 2018). Well done

Thank T B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Break from the city Pretty park It is nice to get in from alcala port and get out near prado musem Must be there

Thank shimonberebi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a pearl in Madrid. Have a walk in Parque Del Retiro. You may ride a bike or a flatboard, buy some refreshments or even have a lunch in some restaurants located inside the park. You can also row a tiny boat in the...More

Thank Remi L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented the boats. Was so much fun. The weather was gorgeous so it made it even nicer. Would highly recommend it

Thank triceyDublin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A ‘must see’ on your trip to Madrid. Beautiful architecture, gardens and boating lake. So relaxing and friendly.

Thank Darren W
Reviewed 2 days ago

beautifully gardens. nice lake eazy transpotion to the garden and back close metro station bus and taxi

Thank yoel c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place for families and children . You can relax, walk, run , cycling and take light meal while enjoying sun. The Buen Retiro Park (Spanish: Parque del Buen Retiro, literally "Park of the Pleasant Retreat", or simply El Retiro) is one of the largest...More

Thank HossamB31
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pleasant park, with a nice stroll around a water, with a marvelous ancient castle like building.

Thank fredrik190502
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful park in the middle of Madrid. Wonderful place to chill and just sit on a park bench to see the world pass by in fall. The nice cool weather certainly helped a lot to make this park enjoyable.

Thank Bernard H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sitting on a bench in the sun on a fall day and watching the world stroll by - what could be more relaxing?!? And afterwards a stroll to the north thru the amazing Recoleto shopping district. Splendid day!

Thank Kenneth W
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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.
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.