Parque del Buen Retiro
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 95%Local Culture
- 88%Family Travelers
- 76%Budget Travelers
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
- 63%History Buffs
- 60%Adventure Travelers
- 55%Green Travelers
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- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 6Aug 19, 2014
Our first stop in Madrid to stretch out after travel and leisurely explore. Small art exhibit in one place. Outstanding glass palace with more art inside. Landscaped with lake. Stop and grab a snack to rest. Stay as long as your stamina lets you. Fun.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersWellnessVegetarianJul 28, 2014
If you have some spare time on a pretty day, definitely head over to Parque Retiro. It is the Central Park of Madrid and is a gorgeous place to escape the hustle & bustle of the city for a short time.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Apr 19, 2014
Lovely large park in the center of Madrid. Easy to get to from most places either by walking or the Metro. There's a wide variety of areas perfect for jogging and walking and just generally it's a nice get-away from the bustle of Madrid.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Apr 11, 2014
I stayed in Madrid for eight days, during which one of the friends that I made during the trip brought me here. This is a large, well tended park filled with flowers, manicured shrubbery and statues. As Madrid can be very got in June, the shade is at a premium.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Mar 18, 2014
The Retiro Park is one of the best parks in Europe. Originally created for the Royal Family, now anyone can enjoy its lush surroundings. If you can visit on a sunny day you’re in for a treat! Check out the beautiful Crystal Palace where you’ll always find a busker or two. The pond beside it is full of giant koi carp, ducks and turtles. The flowering cherry blossom orchards are beautiful and are often full of people practising yoga and tai chi. If you’ve got time, head over the lake where you can take a romantic boat ride. Perfect for a lazy stroll with your other half.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure TravelersMar 03, 2014
Think Central park with a spanish vibe. Lots of outdoor cafes, shady areas to take a nap, or even rent a row boat and float around the main pond in the center of the park.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Feb 09, 2014
E Retiro is a big and beautiful park where you can disconnect from the noisy and always moving city. My favorite spot in the park is the "Palacio de Cristal" and the tiny "lake" next to it.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Originally a royal park, that is now open to everyone to enjoy. It is a wonderful place to go for a walk. Make sure to check out the Palacio de Cristal, Casita del Pescador, and the roselada rose gardenRecommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
El Parque del Buen Retiro used to be part of my Sunday afternoon routine in Madrid. A Samosa brunch, browsing Las Pulgas for the hippest, slickest and coolest fashions and oddities and then El Parque del Buen Retiro for some serious rest and relaxation (if that's possible with 300 Spaniards in a drum circle high on hash). Love and something else was in the afternoon air there :-)Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroOct 24, 2013
This park is my favorite part about Madrid. It seems to go on forever, and there are a ton of unique sights to see when you're just taking a stroll. The rose garden is beautiful, as is the Crystal Palace (some of the cleanest, as in style, architecture I have ever seen). I loved sitting on a bench by the lake and watching people out in their paddle boats, and I definitely chose a spot on the lawn and slept for an hour or so (blame it on the jet lag!). If you want to escape the busy city life of Madrid, this is a wonderful place to step into and come out refreshed.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Oct 21, 2013
Parque del Buen Retiro is definitely on my top 10 Gogo-parks list. Spring is an excellent time to visit. The locals and visitors bring a positive energy to the park in the form of recreation, photography, basking, conversing, and people watching. Since there's a diverse population, people watching is at the top of the list since there might be an opportunity to discreetly learn something intriguing, but taking a row boat out for a spin on a classy man made pond is also equally arousing.Recommended for:
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- Parque del Buen RetiroSep 12, 2013
Watch a puppet show,listen to live music, practise some sport, row a boat or, simply, relax under a tree reading your favourite book. Everything is possible in the centre of Madrid, in El Retiro park, a favourite of Madrid's citizens and tourists.
You can also find Madrid culture here at the historic exhibition spaces of Palacio de Velázquez y Palacio de Cristal.
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesNightlife LoversTrendstersSep 07, 2013
This is one of the the largest parks I have ever explored! I visited with friends this past summer and found it such a beautiful and peaceful place surrounded by not only tourists but joggers, Madrilenos enjoying a leisure, walk or picnic or just catching up with friends. On my past trip this past New Years I attempted to walk around this park on the perimeter and I swear it was around 6 miles or more.Recommended for:
- Parque del Buen RetiroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Apr 01, 2013
This park is absolutely beautiful! The monument of Alphonse XII next to the largest of the two ponds in the parc is a beautiful place to lounge around on a sunny day. You can rent row boats to venture out onto the pond for about 5 euros. A great way to spend a sunny (but not too terribly hot) afternoon!
- Parque del Buen RetiroAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 05, 2013
This is one of the top city parks I know. Retiro is huge, and one can spend a whole afternoon passing time here. You can take a boat on the pond, picnic or sunbath on the grass, stroll on a path... The glass house by the pond is the Palacio de Cristal, which is in my opinion the prettiest structure in the park. Another part of Retiro, for those fond of the eccentric, is the statue of El Angel Caído (the Fallen Angel) in the rose garden. My old professor said it's one of two (or perhaps the only) monuments of the devil for the public. Whatever the case, it makes an easy meeting point for groups. The park can get a little sketchy after sun down, so mind your surroundings and belongings if you find yourself still there at that time.