Parque Del Retiro, Madrid
Parque Del Retiro, Madrid - Address, Phone Number
Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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About Parque Del Retiro, Madrid
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.
Parque Del Retiro Information
- Have a map of the park before you visit.
Parque Del Retiro Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Parque Del Retiro by Public Transport
- Metro Line 2 stop Retiro
- Metro Line 9 stop Ibiza
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I love this park. Beautiful and a great place for a stroll, or a run, if you are so inclined. Try the boats on the lake, or just sit anywhere and enjoy the scenery and/or people watching. There are cafes and restaurants in inside the Retiro park. Just outside the park you will find more Madrid sights to see. One of my favorite places in Madrid - and possibly the most awesome park I have visited anywhere. Must go. P.S. You might also like to know that it is 100% free to enter the park.
I wish there was a park like this where I live. I've been here in summer and winter and found it equally pleasant each time. At the weekend it seems that all of Madrid is in the park walking, relaxing, and rollerblading but there are still places to find some peace and quiet. El Retiro is massive with plenty of variety from lakes to woodland, to formal gardens, and grottos. There are even a couple of event spaces maintained by the Reina Sofia to pop into for a quick hit of art. At night there are plenty of lights on the main roads through the park and plenty of dog walkers as well so it can be a viable route across the city.
Nice for a long walk. Not easy to spot a kid's playground though (we didn't find one until it was late). The rental rowing boats on the little lake are nice, but it closes at sundown during the winter so don't show up late. Not a lot of chairs to sit on if you're looking to rest -- I mean they were all taken when we passed through.
What a great place to exercise, hang with friends, relax, enjoy time with your pets. This park is massive and you probably won’t be in the same place twice. It is very beautiful especially now in autumn, with all the colors of the leaves. You can also enjoy a boat ride! Must place to visit in Madrid
One of the most beautiful parks one can visit. Beautiful scenery, and great for relaxing and people watching. The lakes make a serene setting, and musicians scatter among the park playing gorgeous music. Enjoy some delicious gelato relaxing at the lake, or in a boat. The rose garden is incredible, not to mention the smell! We spent more time in this enchanted garden then the rest of the park! Worth any walk or taxi ride!