Madrid's green lung, Retiro Park offers sweet relief from city hubbub. Retiro Park can become crowded on weekends, though you can still find quieter, secluded areas away from signature landmarks such as the Estanque and the Crystal Palace. The residential Retiro area borders chic Salamanca and has plenty of elegant traditional bars, but it's less exclusive than its glamorous neighbor.
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Getting Around Madrid
The best way to get around Madrid is by using the Metro and walking. From the Barajas airport, you can take the Metro from Terminal 2 or Terminal 4. Trains leave every 5 minutes between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Line 8 will take you to the center of Madrid and takes only 12 minutes. (http://www.gomadrid.com/transport/airport_options.html)
Nearby Airports
  • Madrid–Barajas Airport-MAD
Airport Taxis
  • 25 Euro
Things to Do and See Near Retiro