Alfonso XII monument beside the lake in Parque del Retiro.
The Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) is the largest green space within Madrid covering about 130 hectares.
It is one of the favorite places of all Madrileños to spend the day with the family, children, have a walk, or just rest.
Main features are the estanque (lake) where boats may be hired, and the huge monument to King Alfonso XII which was inaugurated in 1922.
The park is full of fountains, colonnades and statues.
Cost per boat: 4.25 Euros for 45 minutes (up to four passengers).
Cost for a sit on the solar ship: 1.15 Euros for 15 minutes.
Nearest metro station: Retiro (Line 2) .
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