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One of the Joy's of visiting Parque Del Retiro is the wonderful Estranque Grande Del Retiro ( Estranque grande Del Buen Retiro ) the vast artificial pond that is probably the most visited site in these magnificent parklands especially during the summer.
Constructed in 1650...More
Stopped for a little while to take shelter from the heat. You can find some shade below the trees, and it is overall a really nice place to relax.If you feel brave you can hire some rowing boats to use on the pond.
We didn't hire a boat but did spend time over by the Alfonso statue watching people and relaxing on the steps.
We simply walked round the large pond.
It's a pretty area and the view across the pond towards the Alfonso monuments is very nice....More
Having had a row on the lake nothing better than having a drink and snack in this restaurant overlooking the lake, with plenty of shaded area
The food was good, but beware the sparrows, who are mischievous and if you aren’t looking they will swoop...More
Came for the row boat ride here, which was very nice. The park is large and this is a large green space to enjoy in Madrid. You can walk around, ride a bicycle, run, picnic, play, or just hang out and enjoy the space. It's...More
We have been to Estanque Grande del Retiro every time we have visited Madrid. It is such a wonderful place that just by being there you can feel relaxed. The water does amazing things! This lake has been there for quite a long time, in...More
If you fancy a relaxing break away from the busy city centre, this is a perfect location!
For only 6 euros during the week (8 euros at the weekend), you can rent a little rowing boat and spend approximately 45 minutes on the large pond/lake....More
This artifical lake in Parque Retiro is a lovely place to do a little boating and reminds me so much of my childhood when I used to do the same in Scotland. If walking around the beautiful park isn't enough or you just want a...More
This park really is something that you must visit if you go in Madrid. Sunset here is so nice to watch. The park is biger that it seems on the map. If you want to walk around it, you will need at least 1 and...More