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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza Della Indipendecia,7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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All reviews crystal palace beautiful park boating lake huge park rose garden row boat rowing boat large lake fallen angel glass palace busy city sunny day few hours nice walk people watching watch the world walk around
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Reviewed today

This park is absolutely stunning. Don't miss the Crystal Palace or the pond with the rowboats. There are number of pavilions and some large statues. There are food vendors as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Siggie2015
Reviewed today

Place to visit in Madrid. Take your time to recreate yourself with the vegetation and to take a good walk. If you are not afraid of the water, a boat ride is fantastic

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James1945a
Reviewed today

Retiro park is big strolled around every day and still found something new ,Busy on a Sunday as all of Madrid seems to go there you can have a bite to eat and a beer while watching the world go by.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank willwales53
Reviewed today

Lovely interesting place very clean you can even go boating on the lake,lots of small cafes to enjoy a coffee or wine while you people watch

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tommo261
Reviewed today

Huge park - which it needs to be as it is very popular. Multiple entrances. Grand monuments, lovely lake, palaces and wonderful trees. Wildlife. Nice outdoor cafes/bars to chill and chat.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 63Froggie
Reviewed today

El Retiro es un oasis de paz, historia y actividad relajante; hay cosas para hacer y no hacer; ver y relajarse. Restaurantes increibles y naturaleza bellisima y muy abundante. Pintores, artistas del humor. Zonas de sol, sombas refrescantes. Arquitectura...y el estanque deliciosamente "del Retiro" The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank María Teresa G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely place to spend an afternoon or even a whole day, reading, journaling, doing a picnic, talking to friends, rowing on the lake, and so much more. Truly beautiful and my favourite place in Madrid!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leonorlopes7
Reviewed yesterday

During the classic walking time as a tourist, we found the Park El Retiro, a nice and relaxing place to visit. You can enjoy a coffee seated on the grass and look your sorrounder. I consider important to warning you about the Gypsies "hand palm...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rosemary R
Reviewed yesterday

A must visit when exploring Madrid. Located in the city center, this place is an amazing way to relax when you're visiting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GlobeTrotting784113
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing park and the fact that we could see up close parrots it just made my trip! This was the highlight of my trip! Otherwise it is a must to take a stroll and relax in Retiro, because it is worth it!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Amber C
1 January 2019|
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Response from holidaymaddddd | Reviewed this property |
I am here right now and there are rowing boats on the lake
Amber C
1 January 2019|
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Response from AsianvisitorUK | Reviewed this property |
From memory, the boats aren't available to hire when I was there but it might have been the time of year i.e. winter
31 October 2018|
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Response from Daniel L | Reviewed this property |
Both times that I have been there, it has been closed, but it is all glass so you can see right thru it. It is more a unique historical building that could be used to display sculpture or grow plants. They could not charge... More