Madrid just does not run out of popular hangouts, and this is the most popular of all. It’s practically always crowded, especially in the weekends, when the families all come out and so do every kind of street performer imaginable- jugglers, painters, musicians, and dancers…even fortune tellers! The highlights here are:
- Museo del Ejercito: A small military museum with a nice collection of armor and the cross that Columbus took with him to the New World.
- Cason del Buen Retiro: A museum of 19th and 20th century paintings, notably of those by Joaquin Sorolla.
- The Lake: Hire a boat, and check out the monument to King Alfonso XII and the colloade.
- The Crystal Palace
- The Palacio de Velazquez
- The Rosaleda Garden and it’s statue dedicated to Satan.
The park is a popular site of international exhibitions.
Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Madrid itinerary 5 days.
- Have a map of the park before you visit.
- Entry is free.
- Metro Line 2 stop Retiro
- Metro Line 9 stop Ibiza
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81.21% of people who visit Madrid include Parque Del Retiro in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
64.77% of people start their Parque Del Retiro visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Parque Del Retiro
75.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Parque Del Retiro
We walked around Retiro Park and it’s huge and lovely. Can easily spend a couple of hours here. I would definitely visit this park if your visiting Madrid. A lot of locals come here. The park is huge. There is a lake where you can row a boat, which a lot of people do. There is also a pretty glass house here. Lots to do in this one park. Also peacocks roam free here, which is super cool.
Lovely park. Beautiful big trees, various playground areas for the kids. Great for a run or bicycle rides. I visited this huge park in late autumn and it's a bit cold, dress accordingly. The coffee shops, bars, pharmacies and supermarkets nearby complete the experience. A must see in Madrid!
A little too crowded for my liking, but otherwise very charming and refreshing park in the middle of Madrid even though at the beginning of December. Some cafeterias are good, but some are just mediocre. Look for the numbers of customers inside it to guess by popularity. Otherwise, great place of you need some breakaway from crowds of tourists and locals in the central area of the city.
Great park! Great place for a walk alone or with your family. Very good also for running and outdoor activities. Quite big and one day is not enough to explore it all. It has also a lake where you can have a lot of fun feeding the beautiful ducks or sailing through it with the little boats provided. We enjoyed bvery much our time there. Don't miss the rose garden and the crystal palace.
An enormous and beautiful park in Madrid's heart. Very well maintained and organized, this place has many big and little treasures to discover: lakes, palaces, plazas, statues. A must go, definitely. Do not forget your sunscreen and bottles of water and enjoy.