Parque del Retiro

Parque del Retiro, Madrid: Address, Parque del Retiro Reviews: 4.5/5

Parque del Retiro
4.5
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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
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More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Retiro
How to get there
  • Ibiza • 8 min walk
  • Retiro • 9 min walk
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4.5
55,906 reviews
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39,894
Very good
14,217
Average
1,603
Poor
125
Terrible
67

dell1989
Coventry, UK11 contributions
Jan 2022
Went to this park most days of our trip. Beautiful green space that will not disappoint. Perfect for a lazy stroll round.
Plenty of spots to get food and drinks, toilets etc. Boating lake to hire rowing boats. Lots of beautiful statues and fountains. Often buskers playing music or singing which adds to the lovely atmosphere.
The rose garden is particularly beautiful in the warmer months.
Written 10 January 2022
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luv2tripalot
Dallas, TX348 contributions
Jan 2022
The park has a beautiful pond and statues, in addition to the crystal castle. Well worth the walk in nature.
Written 8 January 2022
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kf17020
Marietta, GA256 contributions
Dec 2021
We spent a little time in the Retiro and had a pleasant experience. There are some cafes spread out near the center where you can sit and enjoy a coffee. The park is very large so people are able to spread out easily. It's worth spending a little time here.
Written 3 January 2022
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Dorothy K.
Madrid, Spain11 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Beautiful place to sit and read a book, have a picnic or hang with family. The crystal palace is beautiful as well as the fountains. Love this park so much.
Written 1 January 2022
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june
san diego176 contributions
Dec 2021
Beautiful Park and peaceful.
there are few museums nearby too. X mas lighting was so nice. Highly recommended.
Written 20 December 2021
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Ghadeer2014
Kuwait City, Kuwait9,318 contributions
Dec 2021
Retiro Park or simply El Retiro is one of the largest parks of the city of Madrid, and one of the main attractions. It is larger than HYDE PARK. In 2021, Buen Retiro Park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was a royal retreat in the 19th century. It is a popular public outdoor space for many locals and tourists alike. This urban park is centered around a beautiful lake and you have to enjoy the magical crystal palace. I had a beautiful stroll and a refreshing walk on my visit to Madrid in December. Please do Skip the Real Jardín Botánico 1942 (Royal Botanic Gardens) and visit the Retiro Park, instead.

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Written 17 December 2021
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,002 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
A truly beautiful place, with many cafes, a pond and lots of paths to wander around. Lots of seating spaces. A very well kept and clean parque, definitely a place to go to if you are in Madrid.
Written 13 December 2021
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jbv91
San Jose, CA331 contributions
Nov 2021
Well-maintained park with lots of benches for seating. The lake is perfect for taking pictures and people watching. I think it would be so relaxing to have picnic during the warmer months.
Written 5 December 2021
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SineadG
Dublin, Ireland65 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
We visited when the Xmas lights were on. Had a lovely walk around it in the day as part of our hop on hop off trip, it was lovely watching the rowing boats, it’s a very big park lots to see. We decided to head back when it got dark to see the lights Absolutely amazing.
Written 2 December 2021
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diversa2018
Flevoland Province, The Netherlands15 contributions
Nov 2021
A large green area in the middle of Madrid, where you can walk and see nice things/views. In autumn the colors were beautiful.
Written 28 November 2021
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