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Imposing Monument in Retiro Park

This is a magnificent monument to King Alfonso XII that dominates the eastern edge of the Grand... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Impressive monument

This impressive monument is overlooking the lake in Retiro Park. I had a great view of the monument... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a magnificent monument to King Alfonso XII that dominates the eastern edge of the Grand Pond in Retiro Park. It needs to be visited both up close and at a distance (from a different side of the pond) to be fully appreciated. The...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Dominates the center of the park and is a must see. Gives the whole park an air of fun while enjoying history.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

This impressive monument is overlooking the lake in Retiro Park. I had a great view of the monument on the opposite side of the lake. You can rent a boat there. It was a nice and lovely place to rest and enjoy the serenity on...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The monument is very beautiful and the view from across the lake is a nice picture. The park is very peaceful in the middle of a large metro area.

Thank bmwdiscman
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

The monument is large and is set in front of the artificial lake within the Buen Retiro Park. I think it’s so large that it somewhat overpowers the lake and setting which is largely natural gardens in Forest. The cast lions are not overly detailed...More

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This 30 meters high monument (100 ft) dominated the Retiro Lake front. Built to honor King Alfonso XII, it took some twenty years to make. We once even got to watch when a seeming army of workers tried to clean the monument of bird droppings....More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 17 July 2018

If you can only see one monument in Madrid then this is definitely the one. The place to see it from is from across the boating lake but unfortunately they are redoing the cobbles so the view is slightly marred by fencing.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 2 July 2018

It's hard to miss the monument to Alfonso XII as it dominates one side of the lake in the Retiro park. It does offer a good view of the lake and is worth wondering around its many columns.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This magnificent monument to King Alfono XII of Spain is near the ornamental lake in the Retiro Park. It took 22 artists 20 years to build this monument in stone and bronze and stands 30 metres high. It has a wonderful background of semi-circular colonnades....More

Thank margareth700
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Monumento A Alfonso XII is an awesome looking statue that is hard to miss if your wandering around the beautiful Retiro Park. The sheer dimensions are impressive, 30 metres high,86 metres long and 58 metres wide and located in front of a huge artificial lake...More

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3 April 2018|
Response from CPaM68 | Reviewed this property |
We only viewed it from across the lake. Until now, I didn't know the monument had stairs you could climb. Something I'll have to do if I ever get a chance to go back. Post a review on your visit.