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Parque de El Retiro

Parque de El Retiro
  • Route 2: Modern Madrid
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid

This green oasis in the centre of Madrid has 125 hectares and is home to over 15,000 trees. The Parque de El Retiro is not only the lungs of Madrid, but also offers cultural, leisure, and sport activities to all people, those from Madrid and those visiting. Among its architectural, historical and popular elements are the lake for rowing, and the Velázquez and Glass palaces, both used today as exhibition halls.