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Monumento a Alfonso XII

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Address: Calle Nicaragua | Parque de Retiro, Madrid, Spain
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A stunning monument.

This is an absolutely stunning monument, located next to the lake in Retiro park. The beautiful monument is best observed around sunset, when the red sun paints it in a glorious... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolutely stunning monument, located next to the lake in Retiro park. The beautiful monument is best observed around sunset, when the red sun paints it in a glorious orange color. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stone monument next to a lake in the middle of public park. Scenic views. You can hire a boat to go on the lake. There are pricey cafes in the park. A must see if you are in Madrid.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Impressive statue overlooking the lake in the Retiro Park which you can get up close to, but it is also an impressive sight from the other side of the lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Monument was overlooking at the beautiful lake at Retiro Park. I was at Retiro Park for a pleasant getaway from the busy parts of Madrid.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I consider this monument (1922) to be one of the most magnificent in a city full of monuments. It is a tribute to King Alfonso XII, who ruled Spain from 1874 to 1885. As such, the king holds center stage in the massive work. He is cast in bronze astride a horse that stands on a tall pedestal with additional... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A huge, dazzlingly white monument to Alfonso XII at the edge of the lake in Parque del Retiro. There is a huge statue of Alfonso XII on horseback, surrounded by allegorical figures representing Progress, Peace and Freedom. As if this was not enough, there are also statues of mermaids and bronze lions, all surrounded by a massive curved colonnade. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stopped at a cafe on the edge of the lake for a drink and churros before taking a stroll around. The monument is impressive with the statue of Alfonso XII in the centre, There are benches to sit on in the area and a chance to take in this relaxing place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

One of the most interesting and impressive things to see at Parque Del Retiro is the large scale Monument to King Alfonso XII, who ruled the nation from 1874-85, situated on the eastern side of the large lake found in the centre of the park. The monument features a 30 metre high equestrian statue of King Alfonso XII standing upon... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Impressive monument at Parque de el Retiro. Unfortunately, the information tables are only in Spanish. Entry to the sea is 2€ where you can cruise with a boat - if you manage. In any case, its hilarious to watch those who cant ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is located in the fabulous Buen Retiro Park situated on the east edge of an artificial lake near the center of the park. It fronts a grand colonnade with several sculptures surrounding an equestrian statue of the king in bronze and marble. It was inaugurated in 1922 - well worth a visit.

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