World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

El Retiro

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Madrid, Spain.

  • Photo of El Retiro
  • Photo of El Retiro
  • Photo of El Retiro
Photo of El Retiro
Photo by flickr user Mossaiq
Pin It

Well designed and varied, El Retiro is Madrid’s most widely visited park. It’s especially popular on Sundays, when the Madrileños flock in to lounge on the grass, stroll by the lake, argue over games of boules, or rollerblade their way into the flowerbeds. Especially worth a wander is the amphitheatre, where an energetic throng end their weekend with impromptu drumming, dancing and circus skills. Boats can be hired out on the lake, though whether your voyage ends up relaxing or farcical largely depends on who you allow in your boat.

Written by  Eleanor Dean.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

Similar Experiences

  • Mini Europe

    Around the corner from the Atomium lays this gem of a park. 350 of Europe's best known (and not so well known) monuments and at…

  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal tour is not only about the seeing the mausoleum in white marble, but also its surroundings, especially the Taj Garden…

  • Eiffel Tower

    Originally built for the 1889 World Fair, this structure was designed to incorporate the advancement of metallurgy in construct…

Nearby Experiences

  • Prado Museum

    Madrid's Museo Nacional del Prado has one of Europe's most important collections of paintings and other art. The core of the co…

  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    The third point in Madrid's Golden Triangle of Art, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is housed in a fine neo-classical building. Th…

  • Hotel Villa Real

    "Smart and contemporary, very well located and astutely run; popular for business"

Related links

Contribute to this page