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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” (1,420 reviews)
“beautiful park” (1,579 reviews)
“boating lake” (674 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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4,151 - 4,160 of 11,219 reviews

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to go on a hot day. We walked around the whole park, rowed one of the boats and looked at the buildings. Artsy people will love them more than we did but still a novel thing to do!

Thank Niall56
Reviewed 25 April 2016

was really sunny the day we went, lovely big boating lake and lots of small restaurants and cafes. very busy and had bands playing, lovely day.

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A lovely place to spend some time for a time out from the busy city and noise, Peaceful to just sit and enjoy or sit at one of the many little cafes for a coffee or a beer, Very well laid out you can even...More

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 25 April 2016

One of the most beautiful parks, I've ever visited. If you happen to travel to Madrid, you must go and take a stroll.

Thank MatinaTz
Reviewed 25 April 2016

It is a lovely garden, full of Madrilanos having fun on the boating lake among other places. 'Crystal Palace' is worth seeing. I loved it.

Thank livvyrobins
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Here you can do just about anything: walk a lot or a little, do sport, take pictures, listen or watch street performers, etc. The boat ride is not free. Puedes pasear mucho o poco, hacer deporte, sacar fotos, ver y oír a los artistas callejeros,...More

Thank Maria_Galicia13
Reviewed 25 April 2016

You can definitely tell Madrid is one of the biggest cities in Europe - people seem to always be rushing to someplace, heavy traffic is quite the norm. But as soon as you enter this park, you get the feeling you're far away from this...More

Thank Anamaria V
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Located in the centre of Madrid Retiro Park combines open green spaces and wildlife with family areas and culture. A must visit place on the list of Madrid attractions

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

this is one of the famous places in Madrid. Quite silent and nice to walk around and to be far from daily noise and stress

Thank 23NK
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic walk, sunny, well kept and full of life. One of the best parks ever visited. We can't wait to be back.

Thank FZyAO
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robert s
21 July 2017|
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Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, same answer as others. Better you bring your own toilet paper. The lady that works there "hands" you out the paper...
Louise C
12 July 2017|
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Response from Sofia A | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid not, you can only rent individual rowboats or go on a group boat for an hour, I believe. However there are fountains and nice shady areas around the park to keep cool from the heat!
Mohamed Y
17 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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