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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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Address: Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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+34 915 30 00 41
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.

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USD 20.69*
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Walking Tour in the Retiro Park in Madrid
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Private Madrid Walking Tour: Famous Retiro Park
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Madrid Buen Retiro Park Small-Group Tour and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Ticket

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You can always find a quiet corner!

My husband and I are fortunate enough to live within walking distance of Parque del Retiro. It's great for runners, cyclists, rollerskaters, people having picnics, strolling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Siena M
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I are fortunate enough to live within walking distance of Parque del Retiro. It's great for runners, cyclists, rollerskaters, people having picnics, strolling around, and it's littered with little paths and benches, so you can always find a personal space to chill. A few cafés are dotted around, plus the Crystal Palace and the lake! A great... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

just massive, and beautiful, you really need to dedicate a full day, a kind of relaxing day to just wander around, but lots of walking. we hired segways near the entrance which was awesome to save our legs, and its a great place to learn how to use a segway as well... lots of roads and no cars!

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is truly for the locals to enjoy, and, they close at 10pm. When we visited the area at night. there are some dark spots near the lake, and some teenagers were shooed away by the Police Patrol, and once the car left, they came back for smoking pots, but not drinking. Some nocturnal lovebirds were scattered all over the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place you have to visit. There is many activities to do there, even to rent a boat to do the round of the lake

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly stunning building, with room after room of opulence. If you go with the pamphlet they give you at the entrance, there is no need to pay for more information as the basic information is very good. It's a huge building but there is no rush to go through every room you can take your time. Not enough public... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting the Prado, Retirio park is a few blocks east of the museum. It is a huge green space with a variety of walking trails. On our cold January day, our purpose was to see the Crystal Palace and the statue of the Fallen Angel. The fallen angel is a statue in a round about and is supposedly the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great park so peaceful and relaxing.would be amazing in the summer for picnic. Great lake.Would like to try the boats if the weather was good

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Thank susanfitz64
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like to walk or run or just have a nice time to relax this is a beautiful place to go. There are quite a few things to admire the gardens, the walk ways, the trees there are a few places to just sit and relax or take a small rowing boat around the lake.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a pity i was there in November and I couldn't lay down on a blanket at sunny day. A huge green park with amazing Cristal Palace and others attractions. Need to back there in summer

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is located close to the city centre and is huge. The park is well maintained and some amazing sculptures trees and bushes as well as sculptures of people. You can literally wander around this park for hours - enjoying the scenery and the setting and people watching. The public toilets are also worth a visit. Clean, supervised and... More 

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