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Buen Retiro Park

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
13 Kudos
I love boat rides. The sole reason for going to Buen Retiro Park was to paddle a wooden boat. I got a little lost inside the gigantic park grounds, but finally found the lake around 3pm after half an hour of walking. Upon queuing to pay for a wooden boat hire, I noticed that they also had a 15 minute motor boat that departs at 16:00, so I was lucky to enjoy both forms of boat rides back to back. The wooden paddle boat cost EUR 6 for a 40 minute hire and the motor boat ride cost EUR 2. I ended the afternoon with an overpriced ice-cream at the park premises.
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El Retiro Park
El Retiro Park
A hunungous park that has a beautiful lake with inexpensive boat hires.


La Gruta
La Gruta
Had ice-cream here. Pricey but understandable considering its prime location and available seating area near the lake.

Special activities

The Barco motor powered boat moved very slowly around the lake so we had a valuable 15 minutes to enjoy the scenery and take clear photos.

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