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El Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

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Location
Madrid,  
From You2802.16 Mi
Local Tips
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-12-08
Created ByGES
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Running
  • Mountain Biking
Features
  • Bathrooms
  • Drinking Water
  • Limited Hours
  • Flat
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Has Playground
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionThe Buen Retiro Park is a large and popular 350 acre park at the edge of the city center, very close to the Puerta de Alcal? and not far from the Prado Museum. A magnificent park, filled with beautiful sculpture and monuments, galleries, a peaceful lake and host to a variety of events, it is one of Madrid's premier attractions. The park was established by Spanish royalty in the 1500's and turned into a public park in the 1800's. It is very popular with runners in the city with lots of paths and things to see, and lot's of history. A loop around the outside is about 3 miles but there are lots of choices to keep from getting bored if you want to put in more miles.
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