Family Activities:

Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)


Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, Madrid

You simply must spend time in this glorious urban park when vacationing in Madrid! Canoe during the week for just 6 Euro for a family of four in a single boat, which is possibly the best tourist value in all of Madrid! After you paddle around the pond, take a quick detour to see the immaculately manicured gardens in Plaza Parterre, including Madrid’s Oldest Tree. Continue south through the whole of the park to see the famed Fallen Angel statue – the only known statue of the devil, cast from the moment Lucifer was tossed out of heaven.

Finally, stroll downhill out of the park past the many used book fair stalls. Maybe there won’t be anything in your language of choice, but it’s still fun to look at comic books and familiar titles in foreign languages, sold from one of over a dozen stalls spilling out onto Calle Claudio Moyano.