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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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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a very nice park for a picnic or to hang out if you have a couple of hours or want to have a picnic. If you are there check out the lake and the Crystal Palace and you can exit next to Puerta...More

Thank Scarlett3D
Reviewed yesterday

The park is open most of the day and free to enter. It is a big park, but it is not too busy so you can just wander around. There are plenty of seats, lots of fountains and good amounts of shade.

Thank Eddie M
Reviewed yesterday

This park is vast and beautiful. It is definitely a must see. SO many things to do and see here. You can take boats on the lake, eat at one of the many sidewalk cafes, or just wander around seeing the monuments. There's not much...More

Thank alwzfocused
Reviewed yesterday

This park is absolutely stunning, a nice break from the big city. You can walk arounf or just lay down in the grass and have a nap. Lots of beautiful buildings and statues to see, and enough places to sit down and have a drink....More

Thank Ilse D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must see if you come to visit Madrid. Big park with big avenues near the best neighbourhoods of Madrid. Nice monuments.

Thank ffbrussels
Reviewed yesterday

Visited Retiro Park twice this week. So refreshingly beautiful. Seeing the beauty, astonishing settings, kids and families playing, rowboats on the lake, artwork (everywhere!) and glass house was almost surreal. I felt like I was in a live fairy tale.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a visit but leave plenty of time to wonder as it is massive. Lots of greenery and paths to jog or stroll and swings all within such beautiful surroundings

Thank nosheenraja
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure to visit for an hour of lovely relaxation. We watched the row boaters and street performers. Fun time

Reviewed yesterday

Considering it is a Spanish city and parks are not very common, the place is nice and good for a walk or an afternoon with friends. Compared to other cities like Sydney or Switzerland, not the same though.

Thank Blanca2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went for a walk in the park and found it lovely as usual. During the weekends it’s too crowded but generally it’s quite nice. The trees provide shadow, it’s ideal for jogging or just walking. The statues, the lake, the buildings inside are all...More

Thank Iria s
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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.