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Buen Retiro Park, Madrid

The Buen Retiro Park has some of Madrid’s best gardens and is a favourite retreat of locals.

The Buen Retiro Park has some of Madrid’s best gardens and is a favourite retreat of locals. It was laid out in 1631 as a royal park, and opened to the general public in 1868.

Highlights of the El Retiro park are the Bosque del Recuerdo or Grove of Remembrance - a monument to the victims of the Madrid 3-11 terrorist bombings, a mural of Dante’s Inferno, El Angel Caido in the Rosaleda rose garden, and the Crystal Palace, a large structure entirely made of glass. La Fuente Egyptica is a monument with a triangular façade that has two Sphinxes on platforms over its gable, both facing a column in the middle that was once crowned by a statue of the Egyptian sun god Ra. In a niche under the column is the Tripona, an Egyptian bust on a jar atop a block with a tap and basin, that is rumored to contain hidden treasures. The Cason del Buen Retiro is the study and library attached to the Prado Museum, where you can see the stunning ceiling fresco The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy (or The Triumph of the Order of the Golden Fleece) by Giordano in the Hall of the Ambassadors.

It is the perfect place to rest during a sunny day, or take part in the drum circles around the statue of Alphonso XII on summer Sunday evenings. Boating over the large artificial lake Estanque is a popular activity for both tourists and locals. On weekends, street performers including musicians and tarot readers line up in the park to entertain visitors. There are several puppet shows for children as well.


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About Buen Retiro Park

 Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid, Madrid, Spain

 +34 915 30 00 41

 www.esmadrid.com

Buen Retiro Park and Nearby Sights on Map

National Archaeological Museum Madrid

This well designed museum houses an incredible collection of archaeological finds from across the peninsula

Museo del Prado

The Prado Museum showcases one of the finest art collections in the world, and the best collection of classical art in Madrid

Royal Botanical Garden

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art

Contains a large art collection including masterpieces by Monet, Goya, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mondrian, Bacon and Lichtenstein

Naval Museum

Beautiful museum with vast interesting collections about Spanish sailing

Plaza de Cibeles

A massive roundabout at the intersection of Calle de Alcala and Paseo del Prado, this plaza houses one of Madrid's emblems, the Fountain of Cibeles, which portrays the Roman goddess of fertility sitting upon a chariot pulled by two lions

Caixa Forum

A private museum of contemporary art and culture that is particularly well-known for the 'vertical garden' by Patrick Blanc installed on a wall in front of the museum, as well as the quite special architecture of the building itself

San Antonio de La Florida Hermitage

This small church is famous for its murals, painted by Goya

Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Center

Houses Madrid's best collection of modern art

Real Academia de Bella Artes de San Fernando

Highly impressive art collection with paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints