Another Way to Discover el Retiro

Another way to discover el retiro

The Retiro Park or Buen Retiro Park is one of the lungs of the city of Madrid.

It is a public park considered one of the most visited areas by Madrid residents and tourists who visit the city.

Why is it one of the most visited parks?

One of the reasons is its location, it is very close to the center and another of its great attractions is that it is a unique composition since you can enjoy nature, architectural figures and landscapes.

The park as a whole takes us on a journey from the 17th century to the present day.

The main monuments to highlight are the Monument to Alfonso

When was the Retiro built?

It was built in the first half of the 17th century and included in the landscape project for the Buen Retiro Palace, possession of the Count, Duke of Olivares, for the enjoyment of Philip IV.

In 1767 Carlos III allowed the public to enter and in 1868 it became the property of the Madrid City Council.

After the War of Independence and other interventions throughout history it has changed.

What surface area does Retiro Park have?

118 hectares = 1180000m² perimeter of 4.5 KM

Delimited to the north by Alcalá and O’Donell streets, to the south by Poeta Esteban Villegas, to the west by Alfonso XII Street and to the east by Menéndez Pelayo Avenue.

Do they have any special protection?

The Park is protected as an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), declared a Historical Garden since 2021 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, next to the Paseo del Prado and the Jerónimos Neighborhood, forming part of the so-called Landscape of Light.

How many trees are there?

Within the park there are more than 19,000 trees, representative of 167 species, including six specimens included in the list of unique trees of the Community of Madrid.​

Why take a trip with the school to Retiro?

Nature is always a good ally to put into practice what has been learned in primary school classes with deciduous and evergreen trees. With the variety of flowers, watching the birds….

Learn about solar energy since we can take a tour on the lake with a solar boat, taking advantage of this energy, they learn the operation and transformation of energy in a curious medium for them such as the SOLAR BOAT.

For primary and secondary students to situate themselves in history as we can take a tour from the 17th century to the 21st century.

For high school arts students for all the buildings and sculptures.

And above all to enjoy an excursion with classmates.

We have various possibilities and we adapt to the time of each school, to the age…

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