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Monumento a Alfonso XII

Calle Nicaragua | Parque de Retiro, Madrid, Spain
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The most stunning monument

If you can only see one monument in Madrid then this is definitely the one. The place to see it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sheepygold
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london
Impressive monument overlooking Retiro's lake

It's hard to miss the monument to Alfonso XII as it dominates one side of the lake in the Retiro... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John B
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Toronto, Canada
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Calle Nicaragua | Parque de Retiro, Madrid, Spain
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"artificial lake"
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"impressive monument"
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"equestrian statue"
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"parque del retiro"
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"grand colonnade"
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"queen mother"
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"bronze sculptures"
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"beautiful retiro park"
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"overlooks the lake"
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"nice statue"
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"small lake"
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Reviewed 6 days 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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
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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.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

just near the christalpalace, this impossant group of statues located on a watherplace is a perfect spot to take a rest and admire

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

If you're going to Jardines del Buen Retiro (Parque de Retiro) just for this - don't bother (unless you're related...). It's just a nice looking statue, but the park it is in - definitely you should go and check out the park - you'll need...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A large green area n the heart of Madrid. The monument itself is totally over the top but great fun.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Monument to King Alfonso XII is located in Buen Retiro Park (El Retiro). In 1902, a national contest was held to design a monument for King Alfonso XII at the initiative of the Queen Mother, Maria Christina of Austria. The winning design consisted of...More

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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.
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