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Calle Nicaragua | Parque de Retiro, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

This was our finishing point in Retiro Park. It is quite stunning in detail and is impressive both up close and from across the lake. There were dozens of people admiring this beautiful monument.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Flantheman2334
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The monument is huge and dominates the artificial lake where you can hire a row boat, feed the fish, ducks or just sit at one of the cafes and enjoy a snack or lunch. Plenty of people out enjoying themselves in the sunshine.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GoLeafs85
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank C R
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarcoSeattle_WA
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.