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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boating lake” (707 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Reviewed yesterday

The ponds are a great feature with boat rentals. Often children have remote controlled boats in the ponds as well. We especially loved the long tree lined paths and the outdoor gym which is popular in Mexico. The one pond was dry this time.

Thank vvnn
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful and interesting park conveniently located with peaceful areas and good spaces for interacting. Disappointingly for us both the cristal palace and the Velazquez palace were closed for new exhibitions about to open in a few days. It would have seemed better to organise things...More

Thank AndrewM11148
Reviewed yesterday

Large park in central Madrid popular with families with children. Large boating lake, ducks ,swans and terrapins. Lots of shady walks . Very relaxing alternative to sight seeing and museums

Thank hazel w
Reviewed yesterday

We planned to sit in the park to enjoy a quiet few hours and instead we walked every acre. It's spectacular. Mere feet away from some of Madrid's loudest traffic and before you know it, you're in a magnificent park. Highly underrated and highly recommended...More

Thank Isurehopeso
Reviewed yesterday

What a gorgeous place! The flowers! The grounds! The fountains! Great atmosphere, nice change of pace from the traditional touristy stops. You can relax here and just walk around and smell the roses (literally!). We were hoping they had food options once we got inside...More

Thank DLKWI88
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was the first park I visited in Madrid I still think it's nice. I realy enjoyed the part of the park where you could stay on the grass a have a quaiet moment. The rest is not spectacular and the park was dirty (you...More

Thank Alex R
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful park that offers something for everyone. Plenty of areas for walking, biking and running plus a very nice boating basin where you can rent row boats and enjoy the scenery. The park has plenty of gardens, architecture and photo opportunities as well. Whether...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Retiro park is one of several parks dotted around the city and offers a welcome break from the heat and bustle Madrid. Perfect for running , cycling or just a leisurely walk along one of its many tree lined avenues. There are street entertainers...More

Thank JackoBu68
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I used to take my love conquers there. It's simply a magical spot in the middle of Madrid's crazyness. Try to visit it even if you don't feel like it. It may not move you once you are there... but you will always remember that...More

Thank serkenar
Reviewed 2 days ago

beautifully landscaped park with many paths and interesting buildings. nice place to spend a few hours. great people watching lots of benches for seating

Thank clabbers
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robert s
21 July 2017|
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Response from Antal S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some toilets in the park, at the cafes!
Louise C
12 July 2017|
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Response from Roldan L | Reviewed this property |
You absolutely cannot swim in the lake. We were there last week and it was 103F every day. We just fell in line with the rest of the Spaniards and around 3 or 4 o'clock went back to the hotel for a nap and some A/C. It... More
Mohamed Y
17 May 2017|
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Response from Eleny M | Reviewed this property |
Although Madrid is a big city, most sights are within walking distance. I would pick a relatively centrally located hotel and make my around either on foot or taxi. Even if more than half taxi drivers are not fluent in... More
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