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Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 30 00 41
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Royals who built this park might be turning in their sarcophaga if they could see the down market spectacle of Micky Mouse, giant Panda costumes, puppet shows and people rowing boats on their very crowded artificial lake. The rest of the park is a...More

Thank David R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautifully landscaped park is set in the middle of the city. We visited on a Sunday afternoon when many people were enjoying their weekend. There are rose gardens, monuments, boats to rent, places for kids to play, vendors selling food and snacks. It is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We took a guided tour which went into the history of the park and how all the current sites came into being. Large and beautiful!

Thank Carina757
Reviewed yesterday

A lovely place to be on a warm weekend, with Spanish families out enjoying the trees and the fountains, and boating on the lake.

Thank tillyhill
Reviewed yesterday

It is the Perfect Place especially for children to try their bikes and run freely. It is a huge park With a Nice lake With boats. One can easily spend the Whole day there when the weather is Nice. Lots of Nice Things to look...More

Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this park, it was my favourite thing about Madrid! It is huge and there are so many parts to it. Perfect.

Thank sootysweep77
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth visiting to get away from the crowds and traffic. A relative oasis of peace and quiet with wide avenues and beautiful trees. Plenty of additional attractions around the lake and a happy feel overall.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 days ago

went twice! so nice ! the weather was perfect so i was lucy, veru relasing and at the sme time full of action, good with kids.

Thank segalit
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to get out of the crowds in Madrid and go fro a stroll. Has lots of little cafes for a quick Cava or Cana. Was even able to find a free little gallery. Very pleasant.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ambling around this gorgeous park was thoroughly delightful. Best surprise was the Centro cultural Casa de Vacas. Went inside to find a bathroom and discovered a fantastic free exhibit of contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs by Spanish artists. One of my favorite art experiences in...More

Thank Liza T
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Gini M
17 September 2018|
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Response from dbueno2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hello The park has many entrances, but I suggest entering through the door of Alcala. I hope it helps De nada
Yoke Theng M
7 August 2018|
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Response from Navigate618953 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance to the park is free. Not sure about opening times though.
5 August 2018|
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Response from Aleksandar K | Reviewed this property |
There is a small lake but you can not sweam you can just rent a boat. But there is children playgroun and many places to rest on the grass.