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Retiro Park

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Both are rated highly by professional reviewers. Overall, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum ranks significantly higher than Retiro Park. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 10 sources like Travel + Leisure, concierge.com and goop.

Both are rated highly by professional reviewers. Overall, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum ranks significantly higher than Retiro Park. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 10 sources like Travel + Leisure, concierge.com and goop.

tripexpert score
85
#7 in Madrid
location

Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, Madrid

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Madrid's crowning park is a vast expanse of green encompassing formal gardens, fountains, lakes, exhibition halls, children's play areas, outdoor cafés, and a Puppet Theater. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    Originally a playground for the Spanish monarchs and their guests, this park extends over 140 hectares (350 acres). Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    One of the few vestiges of the 17th-century Palacio del Buen Retiro, this somewhat austere building overlooking the Parque del Buen Retiro is run as an academic library. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    A green space where... you can row on the (artificial) lake under the indifferent gaze of King Alfonso XI, or join the locals running along the pathways. Full Review →

  • 61

    The Telegraph

    Originally the gardens of a royal palace, the Retiro is now Madrid’s main park, with a boating lake, cafés and exhibition venues. Full Review →

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98
#1 in Madrid

Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

  • 11 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Opened in 1992, the Thyssen occupies spacious galleries filled with natural light in the late-18th-century Villahermosa Palace (itself finished in 1771). Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Until around 1985, the contents of this museum virtually overflowed the premises of a legendary villa near Lugano, Switzerland. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    One of the most extraordinary private collections of predominantly European art in the world, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is a worthy member of Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of art. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The collection is an opportunity to explore Western art from the late 12C to the present day. Full Review →

  • 61

    The Telegraph

    Superlative collections of Western art from the 13th century to the present day, built up by the Thyssen-Bornemisza family and housed in a neo-classical palace Full Review →

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