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#7 of 376 Places To Visit in Madrid
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Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain

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Retiro Park is one of the best places to spend some leisure time in Madrid. Príncipe de Vergara is the nearest subway station at a distance of 300 m from this park. You can hire a cycle or take cabs for the commute. Madrid-Barajas Airport is 14.2 km from this park and can be reached in 14 minutes.

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about retiro park

Retiro Park is popularly known as the Parque del Buen Retiro or El Retiro in Madrid. It is spread across an area of 350-acre land and is home to a number of gardens, fountains and buildings. Initially a monastery was built here in 1500 CE, which was later expanded into a royal park when Phillip II moved his court to Madrid. Since 1868 it’s been part of the public domain. The park has a large artificial pond where people can rent kayaks and canoes, and spend some fun time. The Paseo de la Argentina, known as the Statue Walk, is ornamented with statues from the Royal Palace and is a major attraction. It is a favorite spot for tourists and locals alike and definitely deserves a visit.  

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