Parque del Retiro, Madrid

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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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  • This is one of the nice place in Madrid for you to visit. If you like to relax, can bring some food, just consider it as picnic. you can enjoy the lake and see lovely tourists who enjoy rowing boat.  more »
  • With my wife wife, we were last December in Madrid, the park is public and free, and if you never have been there, it is a mandatory visit. You may begins in the Puerta de Alcalá, and keep working...  more »
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