What to See in Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park

Posted November 1, 2011 by

The Retiro Pond (a large artificial lake)

The Retiro Pond

The Monument of King Alfonso XII (a semicircular colonnade and an equestrian statue of the monarch)

The Monument to King Alfonso XII

The Rosaleda Garden

The Rosaleda Garden

Fountain of the Falling Angel (1922, representing Lucifer falling from Heaven)

Fountain of the Falling Angel

Palacio de Cristal (Built in 1887, today it’s used for temporary exhibitions)

Palacio de Cristal

The Palacio de Velazquez (1884)

The Palacio de Velazquez

The Cason del Buen Retiro (with a collection of 19th and 20th century paintings)

The Cason del Buen Retiro

The Ejercito Museum (one of Spain’s foremost Army museums)

The Ejercito Museum

Campo Grande (andscape-style gardens)

Campo Grande

The Paseo de la Argentina (popularly known as Paseo de las Estatuas, had some statues of kings from the Royal Palace,1750 to 1753)

The Paseo de la Argentina

Opening hours:
Open daily
Winter: 07:00 to 22:00 h. Summer: 07:00 to 24:00 h.
Transport connection: Metro Line 2 – Cuatro Caminos/Las Rosas: Retiro station.

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