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 Mad About Madrid: Retiro Park - Madrid's main park
Mad About Madrid: Retiro Park - Madrid's main park
Retiro is also a central meeting point for all sorts of people, from the roller skating youngsters and older men playing 'petanca' (boules) to football players and joggers of all ages.
The Retiro was originally built for the Spanish king Phillip IV and was opened to the general public in the 1800's.
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 Image of Fountain at Parque del Retiro in Madrid, by Corbis (PunchStock Royalty-Free Stock Photography)
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 CavaTravel.com: Travel Info: Madrid, Spain
Right in the heart of Madrid, near the Prado Museum and Atocha train station, the Parque del Buen Retiro was the country resort for Spain's ruling monarchs, but now is a favorite sojourn for the city-dweller tired of the traffic and the noise.
Madrid is full of a spirit unique to a place which is both the heart of traditional Castile and a great cosmopolitan metropolis, open to all the world and innovative in its art and culture.
But the reputation comes from more than its status as premier transport hub: Madrid has long been known as a place where people go to test their dreams, or to excel, and so is peopled by foreigners and Spaniards from all parts.
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 Retiro Park --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Spanish El Retiro, or Parque De Madrid, the main park of Madrid, Spain.
porcelain manufactured at the royal residence of Buen Retiro, outside Madrid, from 1760 to about 1808, by Capodimonte potters.
Originally called the Parque del Buen Retiro, or “pleasant retreat,” and today covering approximately 350 acres (142 hectares), it was planned in the 1550s and...
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 WebMadrid: Madrid's Digital Guide
Retiro is a peaceful and magical escape within Madrid, with over 15,000 trees, and seemingly endless boundaries of green, Retiro has been referred to as "a hidden island within a cement sea" and a "peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake." Retiro is a great place to relax, enjoy yourself and chill out.
The famous and well-known Retiro is the "Central Park" of Madrid, located smack dab in the middle of the city near La Puerta de Sol.
When the chaotic hustle and bustle of a thriving city like Madrid gets the best of you, a lazy day spent in El Parque Retiro is the perfect medicine to cure any ailment.
www.webmadrid.com /rutas/encanto/en-retiro.asp

  
 Stock photo of Parque del Retiro at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, Spain, by Medioimages (PunchStock Royalty-Free Stock Photos)
Parque del Retiro at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, Spain
Stock photo of Parque del Retiro at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, Spain, by Medioimages (PunchStock Royalty-Free Stock Photos)
Stock photo of Parque del Retiro at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, Spain
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 Lonely Planet
With a triad of truly great art museums that includes the Museo del Prado, and buildings like the Palacio Real that span the centuries, plus lively plazas, mighty boulevards and neighbourhoods brimming with character, Madrid has plenty of sights to keep the eyes, ears and mind occupied.
After a heavy round of the art galleries and city sights, a stroll in Madrid's loveliest public gardens is one of the best ways to end the day.
The building also has a 16th-century courtyard, a 17th-century chapel and interesting displays based on the history of Madrid.
www.expedia.co.uk /lonelyplanet/Madrid/artsandarchitecture.aspx

  
 Parque del Buen Retiro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat) is a large and popular, 1.4 km² (350 acre) park in Madrid, Spain not far from the Prado Museum.
Within the park is the Estanque del Retiro, a large artificial lake.
Once outside the city, Madrid now entirely surrounds the park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parque_del_Buen_Retiro

  
 Instalación Deportiva Municipal Estanque del Retiro Madrid Sightseeing Madrid
Instalación Deportiva Municipal Estanque del Retiro Madrid Sightseeing Madrid
At the centre of the huge expanse of the Retiro Park is a lake that ranks as one of the most visited and used green spots in the whole city.
The main attraction are the hire boats in which you can take a trip around the waters.
www.cityvox.com /profil/0,3997,MADENGPLICIT47838,00.html

  
 Parks In The City of Madrid: El Retiro, Jardín Botánico & Casa de Campo
The largest and most beautiful of all Madrid's parks is the Retiro.
Parks In The City of Madrid: El Retiro, Jardín Botánico & Casa de Campo
It has 130 hectares of woodland which form a green, tree-clad (more than 15.000 trees) island in the middle of an asphalt sea.
www.aboutmadrid.com /madrid/parks.asp

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Madrid-Alcala
The Plaza de Oriente, the largest square in Madrid, has a handsome fountain adorned with bronze lions.
Philip II by decree dated 1561 declared the town of Madrid to be the unica corte, thereby establishing it as capital of all Spain, over the older and more historic towns of Valladolid, Seville, Toledo, etc., capitals of the kingdoms into which Spain had been divided.
The National Museum known as Museo del Prado from designs by Villanueva, dates from the reign of Charles III, and was completed under Ferdinand VII.
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 Parque del Buen Retiro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat) is a large and popular, 1.4 km² (350 acre) park in Madrid, Spain not far from the Prado Museum.
Within the park is the Estanque del Retiro, a large artificial lake.
Once outside the city, Madrid now entirely surrounds the park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parque_del_Buen_Retiro

  
 Madrid Sights and Places to See - Madrid Travel
On the very opposite end of the scale from bullfighting there is a possibility of taking a walk in Parque del Buen Retiro, a vast green area with an artificial lake (boats are on hire).
In the middle of it there is Puerta del Sol, a popular meeting point for Madrid natives and tourists alike.
Puerta del Sol is also a symbolic point from which all distances in Spain are calculated, as shown by the Kilometro Cero, or the Zero Kilometre, stone plaque placed beneath the clock tower.
www.europe-cities.com /madrid-tourism.htm

  
 Travelocity Guides
Although Madrid is an enormous metropolis, the region which is of most interest to travellers is confined by Campo del Moro in the west and Parque del Buen Retiro in the east.
The epicentre of Madrid's nightlife is Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in the area known as Malasaña.
Other attractions are the Parque de María Luisa, which has a maze of paths, garden beds, pretty little patios, fountains and shaded lawns; the Museo Arqueológico, which has an interesting collection of broken statues and bronze tablets; and the rather kitsch Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares.
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 Hotel Madrid near Puerta de Alcala Parque del Retiro Hotel Wellington Madrid
Hotel Madrid near Puerta de Alcala Parque del Retiro Hotel Wellington Madrid
Follow the sign Calle Alcalá and Enter Madrid.
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 Pictures and Photos of Spain Portugal Morocco, Spain, Madrid, The Parque del Buen Retiro is a nicely manicured park just outside the downtown area.
Spain Portugal Morocco, Spain, Madrid: The Parque del Buen Retiro is a nicely manicured park just outside the downtown area.
Pictures and Photos of Spain Portugal Morocco, Spain, Madrid, The Parque del Buen Retiro is a nicely manicured park just outside the downtown area.
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 Retiro Park --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Spanish El Retiro, or Parque De Madrid, the main park of Madrid, Spain.
Originally called the Parque del Buen Retiro, or “pleasant retreat,” and today covering approximately 350 acres (142 hectares), it was planned in the 1550s and...
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 Spain Travel Info Asia Travel Europe
Madrid is also an enormous metropolis, the region which is of most interest to travellers is confined by Campo del Moro in the west and Parque del Buen Retiro in the east.
- An unique in the entire world, which includes painting, sculpture, architecture and natural beauty, set in one of the most emblematic areas of Madrid; The Paseo del Prado.
The origins of the zoo lie in the Casa de Fieras, a collection of wild animals begun by Carlos III in 1770, before the founding of London Zoo.
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 OkSpain
Stroll through verdant, peaceful Retiro Park, admire the city's monumental plazas and fountains, visit the Plaza Mayor -a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture- and Madrid's opulent Royal Palace.
The city of Madrid is relatively new, established by Phillip II in the sixteenth century at the geographic center of Spain.
Madrid's five hundred year old Rastro (flea market) is another option for the visitor, and it is at its best Sunday mornings when vendors crowd the streets and throngs of shoppers come to partake in this unique experience.
www.okspain.org /comunidades/Madrid.asp   (301 words)

  
 Spanish courses in Madrid. Learn Spanish in Madrid
Our Madrid Option 1 school is located in a beautiful building, in a tree-lined avenue, right in the centre of Madrid, just 3 minutes’ walk from the famous ‘Retiro Park’.
To top it all, Madrid is situated right in the centre of Spain, making this an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the country.
Madrid offers a wonderful mixture of cafes, restaurants, shops, arts, sport, culture, history and nightlife which any other city in the world would find hard to rival.
www.languagesabroad.co.uk /madrid.html   (1023 words)

  
 Madrid Travel Guide Fodor's Online
But the Madrid to explore carefully on foot is right in the center: the oldest one, between the Royal Palace and Madrid's midtown forest, the Parque del Buen Retiro.
As the highest capital in Europe, Madrid is hot in summer and freezing in winter, with temperate springs and autumns.
Modern-day Madrid spreads eastward into the 19th-century grid of the Barrio de Salamanca and sprawls northward through the neighborhoods of Chamberí and Chamartín.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=madrid@95   (423 words)

  
 Madrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is within walking distance of the main cultural and commercial areas of the city such as the Prado museum, the expansive Parque del Buen Retiro as well as near the business center on the lower part of the Paseo de la Castellana.
This district also contains the main bus terminal as it is a central point of the city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Madrid   (423 words)

  
 Maps in Madrid: Softguide Madrid
The large Park was originally built as the gardens for the Palacio del Buen Retiro of Philip IV, in the 15th century but has been open to the public since the end of the 1800's.
The main entrance to the Retiro is at:
A stroll through Madrid's most famous park, which located just behind the Prado museum, is an ideal way to finish (or for that matter start) any day in Madrid.
www.softguides.com /madrid_guide/maps/parks.html   (423 words)

  
 Parque del Retiro, Madrid
Close to the northern entrance of the Parque del Retiro is a large artificial lake, the Estanque del Retiro.
Retiro stands for retreat, hence the name of the park and palace.
The Retiro Park is located east of the city center, not far from the Prado Museum.
www.aviewoncities.com /madrid/parquedelretiro.htm   (423 words)

  
 The Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid
The Parque del Buen Retiro of Madrid, behind the Prado Museum, is a green lung in the very heart of the city.
The Retiro once contained a porcelain factory which was so successful that the French destroyed it when they occupied Madrid in the Napoleonic Wars.
Its name comes from the fact that it was originally a royal retreat, in the days when Madrid was much smaller and the Retiro was outside the city.
spainforvisitors.com /archive/blfiles/bl_retiro.htm   (423 words)

  
 Spanish Courses in Spain, Cursos de Alemán, Cursos de Inglés. Study Abroad and Internships
The school is located in the heart of Madrid in a 19th century palace with exceptional architectural details, just a few steps from the Prado Museum, Parliament and Retiro Park.
Spanish Courses in Madrid, Spain - Cursos de alemán, Cursos de inglés - Study abroad and Internships
Means learning in an educational language centre of renowned prestige, that has achieved the Quality Certificate CEELE (Quality in teaching Spanish as a foreign language) from the University of Alcalá de Henares.
www.tandem-madrid.com   (236 words)

  
 Mad About Madrid
Marina Diez was born in, and still lives in, Madrid - at the moment she lives just south of the Retiro park near Mariano de Cavia.
Another member of the team at Sabores Tours is Janelle, who has been living in Madrid since 2000 and has extensive knowledge of the culture, history and food of the city.
It offers a detailed overview of the barrios both in central Madrid and the suburbs and is accompanied by photo galleries and statistical details - many also have visitor comments.
www.madaboutmadrid.com   (1737 words)

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