Parque del Retiro, Madrid

4.8
#1 of 3,222 in Parks in Spain
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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  • Great place to walk around and people watch. I wish it was a little bit more stroller friendly, But overall, easy to navigate  more »
  • Beautiful, large park with several gardens, buildings, playground, restaurants etc. Esteps and Ebikes for rent so you can visit the park in limited time
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