Retiro Park, Madrid

4.8
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Take a few moments out of your tour of the city to rest at Retiro Park, noted for its marble monuments, elegant buildings, abundant greenery, and landscaped lawns. Laid out in the 17th century, the park was originally meant to be a secluded space for kings and queens. Opened to the public in 1868, this site is an ideal place for a leisurely stroll, relaxing picnic, or an entertaining boat ride around the artificial lake, the focal point of the park. Art exhibitions and live music performances are frequently held here on the weekends, drawing hundreds of curious visitors from around the country. If you prefer a bit of peace and quiet, you can always find a lush secret corner far away from the noisy crowds. Add Retiro Park to your Madrid travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Madrid online holiday planner .
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  • You have my I found one Park more but I think that one can't leave Madrid without passing through this park. Sit awhile to rest after the long walks of city tour not this nothing bad... on the other hand I recommend to visit the Archaeological Museum (3 euros entry) that is very close.
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  • Worth the walk in the Park the retreat. The Park is very well kept and maintained. Even having gone in the winter the Park is very beautiful.
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  • Fantastic place, plenty of space for cycling, roller blades, skate boards or just walking. Wonderful cafes and kiosks around the park to sit and relax and watch the world go by. Beautiful manicured gardens - trees, shrubs and wonderful flowers. Wheel chair access everywhere so great for less able bodied. Five a side foot ball pitches and tennis courts very actively being used. Check out the photos posted.
  • Beautiful and huge, definitely worth seeing! Clean and spacious, with just enough people around so it is not crowded nor empty. The Crystal palace is cute and cool, but my favorite part is nature itself, especially now in springtime. If only i had my running shoes, it kooks perfect for recreation too! If you have enough time in Madrid, I definitely recommend visiting!
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