If you travel to Madrid and have extra time to wander around a park then I recommend that you visit Buen Retiro Park or just Retiro Park. It is the largest park in Madrid and located in central Madrid, very near to Atocha Station.
How to go to Buen Retiro Park?
You can go to Buen Retiro Park either from these method:
- From Atocha Station – Metro Line 1 (Light blue) / Cercanias
- From Retiro Station – Metro Line 2 (Red)
- From Ibiza Station – Metro Line 9 (Purple)
Depending on where you are, you can alight at any of these stations and walk from there to Buen Retiro Park. I personally often walk from Atocha Station because my house route is nearer to that Station.
From Atocha Station
From Retiro Station
From Ibiza Station
Our visit to Buen Retiro Park
We actually walked from Atocha Station until this gate – Puerta del Angel Caido. One of the many gates to enter Buen Retiro Park. From the map, it stated that the walk is only about 6 minutes but the terrain is like climbing a small hill.
Phew…I was exhausted.
I totally agree that Madrid has many beautiful parks or gardens and hands down, Buen Retiro Park is one of them.
In Spanish, Buen Retiro Park is called as Parque del Retiro.
Parque means park.
Retiro means retirement or retreat.
That is according to Google Translate.
Parque is categorized as masculine words. Yeah…like you can guess the gender of a park right? ^^ El parque or un parque. If you are interested to learn Spanish, I recommend that you learn from Spanishpod101.com. This is my go to online resource for Spanish when I first learned the language.