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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza Della Indipendecia 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well decorated garden, clean secure! Nice to enjoy a sunny day surrounded by madrilenos. Was the right choise!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BeateJ50
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a well maintained park, and has different varieties of plants including trees. If we had more time we would have walked more.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pasyalannatin
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful park, with many interesting and alternative areas to explore. Wonderful by foot, even better by segway!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank londoneraway
Reviewed yesterday

You can stay there as much as you can because the view and the atmosphere is amazing. Also you can have activities at the lake or in the park itself.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tastitarg
Reviewed yesterday

this is the park that you can go and spent all day relaxing and enjoying all areas .YOu can eat, you can take a nap and the most important you can running at the big park. Love it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Daniel H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved the park, the palace of glass and the surrounding. You can have a walk, lay in the grass, run, have something to drink or eat, a great place to spend time with your family, friends, loved one. A must if you are in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fanika_Ko
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every major capital city should have a big park like this. Most do, but this park is so well designed that each section seems totally unique from the next. There are tons of cute places to stumble upon, so I recommend just getting lost and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank danielbutsko
Reviewed yesterday

We wandered around the Retiro- very pretty lovely green space in the heart of the city. Loved the Crystal Palace!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Emma R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like parks you must see this one, it’s big, lots of things to do and to see or just to seat in a bench and enjoy the view. If you ever been to Central Park in New York then this park is similar...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 796yajairaa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful space, well maintained, great place to chill out in the city specially in a nice sunny day....

Date of experience: March 2019
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Amber C
1 January 2019|
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Response from holidaymaddddd | Reviewed this property |
I am here right now and there are rowing boats on the lake
Amber C
1 January 2019|
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Response from AsianvisitorUK | Reviewed this property |
From memory, the boats aren't available to hire when I was there but it might have been the time of year i.e. winter
31 October 2018|
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Response from Daniel L | Reviewed this property |
Both times that I have been there, it has been closed, but it is all glass so you can see right thru it. It is more a unique historical building that could be used to display sculpture or grow plants. They could not charge... More