The Retiro Park is the best known park in Madrid. It was planned in 1632 as palace gardens by King Felipe IV. 'Retiro' means retreat or a place to rest.
When it was first built, it was a little way from the city. Now, the city has become so big that it is in the city center. It was opened to the public in 1868.
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