Parque Del RetiroCurrently Closed
- Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-915300041
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Parque Del Retiro - Review
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.
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Parque Del Retiro
81.34% 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
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Parque Del Retiro, Madrid Reviews
It is refreshing to have such a sizable park right off the bustling city, basically in the backyard of the Prado Museum. Sitting at the large pond with a drink was relaxing, watching the boaters enjoying the beautiful weather. The city center of Madrid is packed with beautiful buildings without much space for landscaping, so the acres of trees here provide a welcome contrast and relief. The park also houses several interesting landmarks, such as the Crystal Palace.
This is a nice park and It is a pleasant place to walk, I definitely recommend to stay all day in this park, such a big park with many things to see and the most important thing to enjoy the nature. A scenic park, an excellent landmark if you're lost, and a thing of pride to most locals. It’s good place to have lunch while visiting Madrid. It's central enough to be easily reachable from most central Madrid locations, via a 10/15 minute walk. It was near the national Museum. This is a really chill park with lost of space. It has a pretty lake with loads of benches everywhere. It was a really nice park to chill for a bit and it was fun. They also had along the gates outside, a whole selection of artists selling their art, so it was cool to look through and see some random and vastly differemt types of art.
The Retiro should definitely be on your list of things to do when visiting Madrid, it makes a great change from visits to galleries/museums etc. For a city centre park it is vast, you will certainly find some areas busy, but there are always areas for a picnic or just a sit down in a quiet, shady spot. Beautiful lakes and plenty of cafes if you just want to sit and people watch. For the more energetic you can hire a rowing boat out on the lake. Can't remember the price now, but it was not too expensive. The lake is stocked with thousands of large fish and you can buy fish food in the park if you want to feed them. A park well worth a visit by both adults and kids
The prettiest park in Europe with Hyde Park. It was a beautiful afternoon I spend there, there is so much to do and explore, go for a run, get into the little boats or just walk to the crystal palace. It's just too pretty and reflects a little the traditional life in Madrid as the locals know it. A place with a lot.of history but somehow manages to be contemporary. Worth staying there for a few hours at least, please make time in your schedule for this place.
The place to go and pass the day. Pass at the market first to get some local ham and cheese and some olives. Get yourself some bread and make a spontaneous picnic. Close to the water there are several spots to enjoy a drink or get some beverage at the kiosk. So many nice locations. Or do a tour with one of the small boats on the pond