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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
Phone Number: +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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Enormous park,perfect for doing sports or just have a long walk

When the weather is good,it seems everybody is there!Main streets can be pretty crowded but it doesn't disturb you from enjoying your walk and time there

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Perm, Russia
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Perm, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

When the weather is good,it seems everybody is there!Main streets can be pretty crowded but it doesn't disturb you from enjoying your walk and time there

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this place is big so bring a map! on the upside it's just a short walk from the Prado museum and tons of other major attractions in the area, so wherever you go in or come out you'll end up by something great. I love the reflecting pool area, it's such a cute idea. The paddle boats were still out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A shady place to watch the world go by or have a coffee or take a boat out in the boating lake. There is not much of the Royal palace left just a couple of plain building but the glass conservatory is a riot of glass and iron.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the park during my stay in Madrid. It's an absolutely beautiful park with modern sculptures, areas for children, runners and something for everyone. There is a particular glass palace that naturally draws a lot of people to it and it is set within a magnificent setting with water features, sculptures, special trees growing in the adjacent lake and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Retiro Park is amazing and everyone knows it! It is well used by families, couples and friends of all ages. It is huge and offers rentals of roller blades and small motorized vehicles for kids, has many great buskers, and has a pond where you can rent row boats or paddles boats. The fountains are plenty, the green space and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful walking paths, wonderful lake, expansive gardens and statuary, a great place to take a break from the hectic noise of the urban environment do beautiful Madrid. Took a 2 hour stroll and enjoyed every minute of it from the woodland gardens to the wonderful Crystal Palace with its unique sound exhibition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Central Park in Madrid with many interesting fountains, ponds, statues and a glass house with sound effects inside. This is a good place to take a walk relaxing for half day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked through this park on an afternoon and it was nice. There are a few places to stop and eat and you can sit somewhere and people watch and just take it all in. Great little spot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and big park to walk around where you can see the crystal palace and a pond where you can row a small boat.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this park in November 2016,with my family. My wife and our two grown up son and daughter. Four of us had really a great time, just walking through the park. It was not a bad day though it was mid November. Beautifully laid jogging and walking paths. A few small cosy places to have a drink or ice cream.... More 

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