Travel Madrid – A Trip to El Retiro Park

If you intend to travel to Marid, Spain next, this is for you! If you’ve already made your mind travel to Madrid, you must have heard of all the cultural and historical sites that the city has to offer. Plan at least a week-long trip as there are so many places to visit in Madrid.

A popular place to visit in Madrid is El Retiro Park. Continue reading to discover what the most famous park in Madrid has to offer.

All About the Park’s History

El Retiro Park was built in the 17th century under King Phillip IV’s orders so that he could enjoy the greenery during pleasant evenings. This park was under the ownership of the Spanish. After the War of Independence, it became deteriorated. However, it was reconstructed and made open for everyone to visit in its full glory during the 19th century. From that day up till now, El Retiro Park is residents’ and tourists’ favorite places to visit in Madrid.

List of Attractions

The top attractions at this park are:

Estanque del Retiro (Retiro pond): The Retiro pond is a big lake that is artificially created. It is located just near the entrance. During hot summer days, people pop on their hats and come to the park to discover the lake. You can rent rowboats and row around or pay for the guided tour on electric boats.

The monument to King Alfonso XII: It is a colossal monument that beholds all visitors’ attention. If you visit on the weekend, you will see tourists taking pictures standing beside the memorial while musicians play various instruments around them.

The Palacio de Velazquez (Velazquez Palace): If you’re an art lover and wish to enjoy a good exhibition, this is one of the best places to visit. It has no fee and always features art exhibitions.

Activities for Kids

El Retiro Park is one of the ideal places to visit if you’re traveling with kids. There are many activities for kids. May puppet shows perform around the Retiro pond, an excellent entertainment source for the kids.

From May to early October, there is a concert every Sunday at midday, which the adults and older kids are sure to enjoy.

One thing is for sure; there will undoubtedly be a lot to enjoy as there are many plays, firework shows, and cultural events taking space in this park throughout the year.

You may find the park towards the city center’s end which is quite the ideal location. It is close to several other tourist spots, such as the Puerta de Alcalá, the Prado Museum, Naval Museum, Cibeles Palace, and Royal Botanic Garden.

However, do remember that the hotels and hostels are quite expensive because the ideal location is usually in demand by the tourists. Some property finders can find you a comfortable place around this area, but their charges may break your bank.

A pocket-friendly way to ensure the property of your choice to be found is to use Frementa. It is a convenient, online property finder it will allow you to save your money from expensive property finders.

The process is safe and easy. Instead of depending on a sales agent, you can schedule visits directly with the owner through their website. After the seller confirms the meeting, you will receive the details on your email address, and you can secure the deal. It is a hassle-free process that saves you from expensive property finders.

Renting a place in this area through Frementa would be even more feasible if you don’t intend to hire a car. There are many metro stations, and bus stops all around this area. You can easily walk out, take a metro at the station closest to you, and travel to your destination or your choice of place to visit.


Madrid is rich in history and culture. Madrid has lush gardens like the El Retiro park, marvelous art galleries, exquisite cuisine, and traditional tapas bars, along with its historical and cultural sites. If you travel to Madrid once, you will surely want to come back.

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