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Retiro Park, Madrid
Sunday, September 10, 2000; posted by Paris

Retiro (Retreat) Park was created in the 1600's as part of the large French-style pleasure gardens surrounding the Buen Retiro Palace (destroyed during the Napoleonic Wars). Loaded with enthusiasts and entertainers, it is an extremely busy place.

The large monument to Alfonso XII on the lake.

The Crystal Palace - built in the 19th century for an exhibition.

A look inside the Crystal Palace.

Velazquez Palace.