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About Retiro

The construction of Retiro neighborhood started in the end of the 19th century, long after the construction of its main attraction, the Retiro Park, which was in the 15th century. It was supposed to be a residential and quiet area, but due to its proximity to the city centre, it’s more of a commercial, but also cultural area.


Today, Retiro aims to be declared a World Heritage Site. No surprise on that, as it’s a very authentical and welcoming neighborhood.

Why live in Retiro?

Retiro neighborhood is located just a few steps from the centre of Madrid, limiting with Salamanca neighborhood. It’s divided in 6 districts: Pacífico, Adelfas, Estrella, Ibiza, Jerónimos and Niño Jesús.

If you rent a room in Retiro, you will feel like home, as it has a lot of housing options and one of the most tourist attraction in Madrid, Retiro Park. You will fall in love with it, and with Madrid itself.

Main spots

Retiro Park

It’s the most famous park in Madrid, where locals and tourists enjoy the many things to do in here.

Glass Palace

This metal and glass structure inside the park hosts amazing art exhibitions.

Cybele Palace

It’s a symbol of progress and modernity. Its white facade will leave you speechless. 

Cibeles square

Where Real Madrid celebrates its victories, around a fountain for the Greek goddess Cybele. 

Prado Museum

One of the most visited museums, fulfilled with works by Velázquez, el Greco and Goya.

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What to do in Retiro

Cultural Activities

Retiro is a residential neighborhood, but you can find all the life and leisure in the Retiro Park, its most visited attraction. 

  • If it’s the first time you visit it, you can take a guided tour and learn about this historical place while enjoying all the beautiful spots. However, once you know more about it, there’s a lot of things you can do to spend your free time in here, either with your friends or by yourself. 
  • You can rent a rowing boat and admire the views from the water, but be careful and watch your rowing skills! It’s a lovely activity to do with your group of friends or your partner, and it’s not expensive at all! (6 euros during the week and 8 euros on weekends).
  • You can take a cultural visit through the most interesting places in here: the Glass Palace, the Fallen Angel fountain, Rosaleda Rose garden… And what’s more, you can rent a bike, it will make the visit more dynamic!
  • If you want to spend a more relaxed day, you can just simply stroll around the park, watch the street artists doing their thing and drink something in a terrace, you will love the atmosphere! Another idea we give you, is to bring your own food, lie on the grass and make a little picnic with your friends.
  • In Retiro, there’s a plan for everyone. When the good weather comes, you can do sport here! It’s not unusual to see runners and skaters at any time of the day, but there’s plenty of other options that have become popular recently, such as doing outdoor yoga! 

Nightlife in Madrid

If you want to have a fun night out, Retiro is a great area for you. Here, there are a lot of bars where you can have some beers or cocktails and spend your time. Still, if your body isn’t tired, you can end the night in a local, listening to music and dancing until 6 am! Because, of course, the locals love to make the most of their stay and stay up till dawn. 

The most trendy local here is Florida Retiro, but there’s others like 90 Grados or Tramontana. Besides all this, Retiro is well located near the centre of Madrid, so you can easily move there to spend the night. Madrid’s nightlife is something you definitely have to experience!

Public transport

Retiro is a big area, therefore, there’s a lot of public transport options to move around the city from here. The main train station is Atocha (lines C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10). There’s also several bus passing nearby, and night buses from Cibeles area. The most common way to move around is the metro. You can find:

Retiro (L2)

Ibiza (L9)

O’Donnell (L6)

Banco de España (L2)

Estación del Arte (L1)

Menéndez Pelayo (L1)

Pacífico (L1, L6)

Sainz de Baranda (L6, L9)

Estrella (L9)