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“red squirrels take the biscuit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
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US$ 20.69*
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Walking Tour in the Retiro Park in Madrid
Ranked #2 of 725 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“red squirrels take the biscuit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

We could have stayed all day watching patient Madrilenos feeding these, or watching the black swans glide serenely across their pond, or the sunbathing terrapins, or the clouds scudding across the bluest sky...but we fell asleep on the grass.

Visited April 2012
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4 reviews
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“Amazing place to see its beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012 via mobile

We picked the perfect day to visit the park, it was a lovely day which made the walk round amazing! Their was some sort of run on too so it was buzzing! It is a gorgeous place and the little boat ride was fun!

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“A lesson for other big cities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Madrid is, I believe, the third largest city in Europe, both in size and population, but you would never know it when you venture into Retiro Park. Safe, clean, incredibly beautiful and peaceful, this is a place I would strongly recommend anyone who visits this city spend even just a few hours in. It left me with the sense that the Madrilenos get it. No amount of urban developement would ever have been worth losing this park, and the sense of place, of Madrid, is tremendous. This park is as much a part of this city as the Plaza Mayor, the Puerta del Sol, the Prado, or any other of the reasons one may visit. Enjoy it, we certainly did.

Visited March 2012
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“See the Crystal Palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Great place to stroll and people-watch. There is a museum exhibit sponsored by Reina Sofia.

Visited April 2012
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“Nice Lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

It has a nice Lake in the middle of the Park, if you have the time you can get a paddle boat..

Visited April 2012
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