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“crystal palace”(1,750 reviews)
“boating lake”(845 reviews)
“retiro park”(1,155 reviews)
Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza Della Indipendecia,7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A large beautiful park for someone who loves the outdoors and gorgeous landscaping. Lots of activities especially during the weekend. Definitely worth a go.

Thank Shahrul S
Reviewed yesterday

We typically go on vacation in November and often miss the beautiful flowers of spring or late summer. This park has a mix of trees that blend yellows and oranges in a burst of color. Worth a walk through or around the park. There are...More

Thank CousteauMunson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely park, lovely walk, you have to go out in the boating lake. Nice way to spend the afternoon. Cafes to sit and have coffee and watch the world go by

Thank aprilbirrell
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a lovely time walking through the expansive gardens with my mother. Lots of cafes and bars to stop and rest, and take in the sights and sounds. Well worth a visit.

Thank SarahEnn38
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Especially when you go off the beaten track! You can spend hours here, also working out. In November it’s only populated by locals, making it more authentic.

Thank Asder123
Reviewed 2 days ago

Surprisingly a very busy place can be very relaxing. Walking in the autumn colours of a sunny November day was a great break away from the hustle and bustle of Madrid's streets. Plenty of space to roam, rowing boats for the more energetic (and, a...More

Thank raggersparkin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Retiro is arguably the heart of Madrid. It's an epic space that drew a sizable crowd even on a mid-week October day. You must see this place. Here are pro-tips: The park is huge. It is full of landmarks worth seeing. Budget plenty of time...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 2 days ago

Retiro Park is the favorite park of Madrid locals. It is huge, with beautiful fountains, a nice pond where you can rent a boat, little terraces and of course, the Chrystal Palace with free entrance. It's nice to relax, enjoy a drink and admire the...More

Thank Equis I
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is very beautiful and a welcome break from sightseeing and shopping. There are cafes near the boating lake and the cleanest underground public toilets of any city I have visited. There is even a wheelchair stairlift down to the toilets.

Thank dustylin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved it here. A cafe, amazing sangria and pasta. Garden views everywhere. A nice pond that you can take a mini rowboat and enjoy the view from the water, or take a ride in a powered leisure boat. Musicians playing in the park just...More

Thank robint423
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laura m
October 30, 2018|
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Response from jkc369 | Reviewed this property |
It's free to enter but please check the hours of opening. We arrived too late and were not able to enter. We also heard that during sunset hours is when the Crystal Palace comes to life where light reflections are beautiful... More
Gini M
September 16, 2018|
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Response from dbueno2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hello The park has many entrances, but I suggest entering through the door of Alcala. I hope it helps De nada
Yoke Theng M
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Navigate618953 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance to the park is free. Not sure about opening times though.