Reaching the lake in Retiro park you can hire accessible rowing boats. This lake is full of fishes and, besides, it used to be the scenario for many aquatic performances and naval battles, and the kings used to enjoy boat rides across it. There are two accessible rowing boats available with wheelchair space, safety belts and anchors to achieve to greatest stability to enjoy the boat ride in Retiro Park. There’s also an accessible solar boat where during the ride the crew teaches you about the solar energy the boat uses.
The popular Retiro Park is one of the main attractions in Madrid, and is an outdoor museum. King Felipe IV ordered to build this green oasis for the enjoyment of The Austrias in the 17th Century. Between the 18th and 19th Centuries, The Borbones improved this royal park with a lot of buildings and monuments, such as the artificial lake. However, during the Independence War (1808-1814) it became a fortress and a barrack for French soldiers and. As a consequence, it suffered several damages and was partially destroyed. In 1868, the Retiro Park became a municipal heritage and opened up its doors to the public.
While taking a walk along the 125 hectares, you can discover its buildings such as the Velázquez Palace or the Glass Palace, see the impressive monument of Alfonso XII or visit the amazing Rosaleda Garden. You can walk or wheel easily almost along the whole park, some paths are paved and others are sandy.
However, children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
There’s a maximum of 4 people per boat. Moreover, if you hire a boat before 14:00h on Monday to Friday, you can get a 70% discount if one passenger is more than 65 years old.
Meeting point: Hotel pick-up
Starting time: Flexible
Duration: 45 minutes
Optional door-to-door accessible transportation can be arranged from Madrid.
No penalty if cancelling at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
50 percent fee if you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
100 percent fee if you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure
Our dear friends; we hope you and your loved ones are well. The government here in Spain has taken measures in order to reduce the spread of the virus similar to those in other countries in the world. At this difficult time, we send our thoughts to those who have suffered the flue, and also to the health care staff at hospitals, who are putting their lives at risk under this uncertainty. Next weeks will tell what new measures are taken at airports in regards to international travel, until then we wish you the best patience and take everyday precautions. We are hoping to see you again, and we remain available to answer any question or concern you may have about traveling to Spain.