Retiro (Madrid)

Retiro is a district located at the southeast of the city centre of Madrid, Spain. Its area is of 5.38 km2, the number of houses is 46,512 and the population, as of 2005, was of 126,058.[1]

Prado Museum
Location of Retiro
CountrySpain Spain
Aut. communityFlag of the Community of Madrid.svg Madrid
MunicipalityEscudo de Madrid.svg Madrid
 • Total5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
126,058 (2,005)
 • Density23,400/km2 (61,000/sq mi)
Madrid district number3


Retiro's history has been strongly determined by the presence of the park with the same name and the railway facilities located at the south and west of this District.

Retiro Park, together with Paseo del Prado, has given its own personality to the area of Los Jerónimos, while the rest of the District is determined by Atocha Railway Station and previously also by Niño Jesús Station.

During the 20th Century, the area consolidated as residential areas for people with a growing economic power.[1]



The district is administratively divided into 6 wards (Barrios):

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  1. ^ a b "Distrito de Retiro". Ayuntamiento de Madrid. July 10, 2006. Archived from the original on May 15, 2006. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 40°24′29″N 3°40′36″W / 40.408072°N 3.676729°W / 40.408072; -3.676729