All year long
The Buen Retiro Park is an oasis of greenery at the centre of the Spanish capital. Madrilenos come here to get some exercise (such as cycling, roller-skating, running and tai chi). The park's lawns are perfect for picnics or just for a little rest in the shade, and its avenues are made for strolling.
Set off on a boat trip on the lake and you'll be rewarded with a lovely view which includes the monument dedicated to Alfonso XII, visible beside the water.
The park is like a district of the city: you can feel the lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Madrid here.
You might see a fortune-teller, a Chinese massage therapist, a trumpet player, singer or magician… Art lovers will enjoy discovering contemporary art exhibitions in the famous Palacio de Cristal.
Admission prices :
Entry free of charge.