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Impressive monument

This impressive monument is overlooking the lake in Retiro Park. I had a great view of the monument... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
Park of the biggest park in Madrid

The monument is very beautiful and the view from across the lake is a nice picture. The park is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Calle Nicaragua | Parque de Retiro, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This impressive monument is overlooking the lake in Retiro Park. I had a great view of the monument on the opposite side of the lake. You can rent a boat there. It was a nice and lovely place to rest and enjoy the serenity on...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument is very beautiful and the view from across the lake is a nice picture. The park is very peaceful in the middle of a large metro area.

Thank bmwdiscman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monument is large and is set in front of the artificial lake within the Buen Retiro Park. I think it’s so large that it somewhat overpowers the lake and setting which is largely natural gardens in Forest. The cast lions are not overly detailed...More

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 30 meters high monument (100 ft) dominated the Retiro Lake front. Built to honor King Alfonso XII, it took some twenty years to make. We once even got to watch when a seeming army of workers tried to clean the monument of bird droppings....More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can only see one monument in Madrid then this is definitely the one. The place to see it from is from across the boating lake but unfortunately they are redoing the cobbles so the view is slightly marred by fencing.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 2 July 2018

It's hard to miss the monument to Alfonso XII as it dominates one side of the lake in the Retiro park. It does offer a good view of the lake and is worth wondering around its many columns.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This magnificent monument to King Alfono XII of Spain is near the ornamental lake in the Retiro Park. It took 22 artists 20 years to build this monument in stone and bronze and stands 30 metres high. It has a wonderful background of semi-circular colonnades....More

Thank margareth700
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Monumento A Alfonso XII is an awesome looking statue that is hard to miss if your wandering around the beautiful Retiro Park. The sheer dimensions are impressive, 30 metres high,86 metres long and 58 metres wide and located in front of a huge artificial lake...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I noted this impressive monument in Retiro Park but had to be satisfied with seeing from a distance as the park was closed on the three occasions that we visited. It is situated on the edge of a lake near the center of the park....More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting if you are by the lake in the Parque del Retiro. We first spotted it from across the lake so just had to circle around and see it close up. Once there the finer details reveal themselves. Pleased we detoured.

Thank Kevin H
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3 April 2018|
Response from CPaM68 | Reviewed this property |
We only viewed it from across the lake. Until now, I didn't know the monument had stairs you could climb. Something I'll have to do if I ever get a chance to go back. Post a review on your visit.