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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crystal palace” (1,489 reviews)
“boating lake” (707 reviews)
“retiro park” (986 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Reviewed today

A wonderful park that offers something for everyone. Plenty of areas for walking, biking and running plus a very nice boating basin where you can rent row boats and enjoy the scenery. The park has plenty of gardens, architecture and photo opportunities as well. Whether...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Retiro park is one of several parks dotted around the city and offers a welcome break from the heat and bustle Madrid. Perfect for running , cycling or just a leisurely walk along one of its many tree lined avenues. There are street entertainers...More

Thank JackoBu68
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I used to take my love conquers there. It's simply a magical spot in the middle of Madrid's crazyness. Try to visit it even if you don't feel like it. It may not move you once you are there... but you will always remember that...More

Thank serkenar
Reviewed yesterday

beautifully landscaped park with many paths and interesting buildings. nice place to spend a few hours. great people watching lots of benches for seating

Thank clabbers
Reviewed yesterday

Suitable for cycling or walking. Lots of lovely places and gardens. Very relaxing after the hustle of the city. Great little boating lake and cafes to enjoy a beer/wine whilst watching the street musicians and performers.

Thank Mel P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this park. It always has people but is never too full and has become my regular running route. My mom lives near this park so during our two week visit I went at least 4 times and would definitely recommend it if you...More

Thank kitafourie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the reason why I am so in love with Madrid is magnificent Parque del Retiro. It is so nice to sit on the benches of this gorgeous park after a busy day of sightseeing... Wide alleys decorated with beautiful sculptures, ponds with ducks...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed yesterday

Very centrally located, (the entrance in front of the famous Puerta de Alcala), this park is worth a visit for a few hours. It has a nice lagoon, some palaces, manicured gardens, and a variety of places to eat for reasonable prices. Wven on a...More

Thank Edgardo K
Reviewed yesterday

Walked to the park after lunch, very large and central location to the city. Lots to see and relax and enjoy, the crystal palace to the open pond with people rowing boats etc. We enjoyed it

Thank Scott E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This really is a lovely park, perfect for escaping from the city hustle and bustle. The park appears huge, stretching across an undulating landscape, full of mature trees. It's a great place to relax and read or book, go for a run, or just take...More

Thank TuPzTravelz
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robert s
21 July 2017|
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Response from Antal S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some toilets in the park, at the cafes!
Louise C
12 July 2017|
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Response from Roldan L | Reviewed this property |
You absolutely cannot swim in the lake. We were there last week and it was 103F every day. We just fell in line with the rest of the Spaniards and around 3 or 4 o'clock went back to the hotel for a nap and some A/C. It... More
Mohamed Y
18 May 2017|
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Response from Eleny M | Reviewed this property |
Although Madrid is a big city, most sights are within walking distance. I would pick a relatively centrally located hotel and make my around either on foot or taxi. Even if more than half taxi drivers are not fluent in... More
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