Parque del Buen Retiro (Retiro Park) - (Downtown park with miles of pedestrian walkways, numerous fountains, two lakes, Casa de Vacas-an exhibition hall, Palacio de Crystal and trees and grass and pigeons and people and more) - Metro stops: Retiro & Ibiza
Main entrance to Retiro Park
Photo: June, 1998

This is Madrid's big downtown park. There are numerous entrances with the main entrance (above) leading into the park from Plaza de la Independencia where La Puerta de Alcalá is located.

If you have not already done so and want to explore the park more, you may chose one (or both) of the following extended tours:

An Afternoon in Retiro Park English version
Una tarde en Parque del Buen Retiro Versión castellano

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