Madrid’s Parque del Buen Retiro

Although not Madrid’s largest city park, Parque Retiro is the most fascinating. It contains 291 acres of winding trails, fountains, lakes, statues, playgrounds and monuments.

I spent 5 days walking in the park and saw maybe half of it. I’ll share the photos I have and all the history and intrigue I can find about that park.

This looks like a sculpture, but it is a playground. You must be 8 years old or older to climb. It’s near Puerta de Madrid, an entrance on the northeast side of Parque Retiro.

 

Fountain of the Little Triton

At the north side of the park, near the entrance at Calle de Alcala is the Fuente del Pequeño Tritón.

The Artificial Mountain

In the northeast corner of the park, Montaña Artificial is a man-made mountain built by Fernando VII.

The building has since been turned into an exhibition hall. I will need to explore this corner more and take more pictures next time I’m there.

I’ll add more to this post. Contact me here if you’re interested in booking trips to any destinations on my site!