In Madrid, Spain, Parque del Buen Retiro which means "Park of the Pleasant Retreat"is one of the most beautiful parks that I've seen while traveling. I think this translation accurately describes this park because it really is a place where locals (and tourists) go to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
If you're not chilling on the steps just below the Monument to Alfonso VII . . .
. . . you're rowing along on the lake.
If you're not sitting at the outdoor cafe drinking 1 or 2 glasses of your favorite brew . . .
. . . you're sitting on the steps playing guitar . . .
. . . or hanging out on the grass and having a good time with friends.
Yes, I would definitely say that this beautiful park is a place where you can go to have a "Pleasant Retreat" no matter what your form of pleasure may be.
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