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The recreational boats of La Casa de Campo and El Retiro, on your cell phone

Throughout the summer

Location: La Casa de Campo y El Retiro

If you are looking to spend an afternoon with friends outdoors or have an original date we have the perfect plan to offer you this summer. Enjoy an afternoon under the sun taking a boat ride on the lakes of El Retiro or La Casa de Campo. You can also continue the evening with the lakeside gastronomy offered by the parks.

The boat rides are back and the only thing you need to do to book yours is to download the Madrid mobile app. Remember that children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult,

In Casa de Campo, in addition to the boat ride, you can walk through its surroundings cataloged as a Cultural Interest Asset in the category of Historic Site. 

The lake has an area of 80,150 square meters and about 20 boats. If you are more adventurous, you have the option of taking a canoe or canoeing. To end the day, the place has multiple restaurants and bars where you can choose what typical Spanish cuisine you feel like.

On the other hand, the Great Pond of El Retiro is one of the symbols of this well-known park. The pond has a large number of boats, two of them accessible for wheelchair users, a solar boat and even canoeing and rowing classes. Stroll through its gardens, visit the Crystal and Velazquez palaces and end the day with a beer or an ice cream in one of its many terraces.

One of the most classic plans in Madrid returns this year so you can enjoy the hot sunny months in the best possible way. Go ahead, download the Madrid mobile app and start paddling!

More information: Casa de Campo and El Retiro pleasure boats.

Image credits: Estanque Grande de El Retiro © Madrugada Verde. Shutterstock