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Parque del Retiro, Madrid

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Take a few moments out of your tour of the city to rest at Parque del Retiro, noted for its marble monuments, elegant buildings, abundant greenery, and landscaped lawns. Laid out in the 17th century, the park was originally meant to be a secluded space for kings and queens. Opened to the public in 1868, this site is an ideal place for a leisurely stroll, relaxing picnic, or an entertaining boat ride around the artificial lake, the focal point of the park. Art exhibitions and live music performances are frequently held here on the weekends, drawing hundreds of curious visitors from around the country. If you prefer a bit of peace and quiet, you can always find a lush secret corner far away from the noisy crowds. Add Parque del Retiro to your Madrid travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Madrid online holiday planner.
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  • I've been here in April during a sunny day, it was really amazing to see all the people around walking, having fun, without being annoying to others or shouting loud. Really appreciated the park of... 
    I've been here in April during a sunny day, it was really amazing to see all the people around walking, having fun, without being annoying to others or shouting loud. Really appreciated the park of...  more »
  • Just a nice park to add to your visit itinerary. Lots of places to walk. There was a small lake and you could rent row boats. 
    Just a nice park to add to your visit itinerary. Lots of places to walk. There was a small lake and you could rent row boats.  more »
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  • Amazingly well maintained park in the heart of Madrid. Clean, safe and full of culture. Visiting all areas can take you the whole day, did I say it's free? Picnics are everywhere and people enjoy relaxing, playing sports or just having some rest. They also have a dog park and sole bars for calisthenics. This is undoubtedly and easily a member of the top 3 parks of the world.
  • Went to this park most days of my 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.

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