Monumento A Alfonso XiiCurrently Closed
- Address: Calle Nicaragua, Parque de Retiro, Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Monument, Family And Kids
Monumento A Alfonso Xii - Review
Located in the Retiro Park, the Monumento a Alfonso XII was designed by Jose Grases Riera who won a national contest held for the design of the monument. After the death of Jose Grases Riera , the project was undertaken by Teodoro Anasagasti who kept the original design and constructed the monument in Marble and Bronze.
Today the monument echoes the grandeur of the park itself and highlights the equestrian statue of King Alfonso XII cast in Bronze that was created by Benlliure in 1904.
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Monumento A Alfonso Xii Information
- You can carry snacks and water if you plan on spendinga few hours at the park.
Monumento A Alfonso Xii Hours
Timings of the park:
- Open to the public every day of the year.
- Winter: 07:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Summer: 07:00 am to 12:00 am
How To reach Monumento A Alfonso Xii by Public Transport
- By Metro/Subway: Retiro
- By Bus: Puerta de Alcala
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/Bike.
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Monumento A Alfonso Xii, Madrid Reviews
Really nice, lovely place. You can rent a canoe for the big lake. I like the stone lions, the details of the statues. There are a lot of people touring the place but not too crowded. This is inside a big park, where you can walk around and see other things and places. The color of the lake is amazing, kind of like glacier-fed lake color. Love it.
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 a decorative pedestal. The base is surrounded by allegorical figures representing Peace, Freedom and Progress. There are bronze lions fronting the statue and four mermaid figures near the edge of the lake. Behind the statue arrangement is curved 86 metre long colonnade, offering depth a fullness to the monumental scene. In the end, it is an impressive monument to see and enjoy at Parque Del Retiro. You can walk around the statues and colonnade directly or see all from across the lake, a good location for photographs in the afternoon when the sun is at your back. Note: If you like viewing landmarks, there are small fountains and statues found throughout the park as well. You can also see impressive historical buildings such as the Palacio De Cristal and the Palacio de Velazquez just south of the lake.
Retiro Park, as it is now known, is a public park with a boating lake - rowing boats and a piloted scenic boat. The 350 acre park was created in 1680 and was known as the Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat), but it was not for the likes of you and I. It belonged to the Spanish Monarchy. Well known, is the Monument to Alfonso XII, that looks over the lake, with sirens below, waiting to lure the boaters to their destruction. This is a part of the park that brings out the best in people. I love to go there and listen to some people playing bongos and see the smiling faces. Everybody walking slowly, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. All tiny planet photos are taken from my 360º photos which can be found on the map.
Very beautiful and serene place, overlooking water and boats. Bring a book and refreshments, and you could sit here for hours watching the life go past.
it is a signature landscape of madrid. a semicircular collonade of two rows of ionic columns surrounds a monument of king alfonso xii. the entire altar is adjacent to a beautiful small lake. the serene water shows a reflection of the collonades and the alfonso monument - a spectacular view.