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Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour
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Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

128 reviews | 1,221 travellers
Our guide, Rocio speaks English and Spanish, is a bilingual guide. We were 11 people and I was the only English speaking. Rocio explained everything in Spanish first and then in English for me. It was good informative tour.
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from US$ 13.90
US$ 10.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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The green lung of Madrid is home to botanical, architectural and artistic delights as well as a number of curious secrets. Discover them on this guided tour of one of Spain's most famous parks.

Retiro Pond and the monument to Alfonso XII
The beautiful Crystal Palace
Velazquez Palace, in Retiro Park
The world-famous Prado Museum
Madrid's Royal Palace
Puerta de Alcalá

Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

At 10:15 am (1 pm only in August), you'll meet your professional English-speaking guide at one of Retiro Park's most beautiful entrances: Plaza de la Independencia, just in front of the famous Puerta de Alcala, a Neoclassical gateway monument built in 1778.

You'll stroll amongst the luscious trees and manicured lawns of the park, reaching the iconic Retiro Pond or Estanque, overlooked by the impressive monument to Alfonso XII. Hear all about the history of the park and its development under the reign of Felipe IV.

Admire the architecture of the Palacio de Velazquez, a neoclassical red-brick and tile exhibition hall, and the Crystal Palace, originally built as a greenhouse and now used for art exhibitions as well. You'll also explore the area around the old "Casa de Fieras", or "House of Beasts", Madrid's first-ever zoo.

To finish your guided walking tour of the Retiro, you'll stop at a few of the park's other gems, including the Fountain of the Fallen Angel. Amongst the many mysteries that surround this statue, one in particular stands out: it's located exactly 666 metres above sea level, the Number of the Beast... coincidence?

The tour will conclude at 11:45 am.

Retiro Guided Tour + Royal Palace (3 hours)

With this option, after visiting El Retiro, we'll meet again at 12:45 pm at Plaza Isabel II to enter the Royal Palace, the former residence of the Spanish royal family, which is still open to visitors.

Admire the beautiful white Baroque-Classicist building and its impressive surroundings. You'll visit the different royal chambers and learn about the lives of those who lived there through the majestic decorations and furnishings. This activity will conclude around 3 pm.

Retiro Guided Tour + Prado Museum (4 and a half hours)

If you choose this option, after visiting El Retiro we'll walk along the famous Paseo del Prado until we reach the Museum. We'll venture into this renowned art gallery to discover all the beauty and history of art that it houses inside. This tour will end at approximately 2.45 pm.

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Price

Adults Children 3-6 years old Children under 3 years old
Retiro guided tour
US$ 13.90 US$ 10.40
US$ 8.10 US$ 4.60
Free
Retiro guided tour + Royal Palace
US$ 48.60
US$ 40.50
Free
Retiro guided tour + Prado Museum
US$ 46.20
US$ 37
Free

Retiro guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 13.90 US$ 10.40
  • Children 3-6 years old

    US$ 8.10 US$ 4.60
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

Retiro guided tour + Royal Palace

  • Adults

    US$ 48.60
  • Children 3-6 years old

    US$ 40.50
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

Retiro guided tour + Prado Museum

  • Adults

    US$ 46.20
  • Children 3-6 years old

    US$ 37
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes - 4 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide

Admission ticket to the Royal Palace (optional)

Admission ticket to the Prado Museum (optional)

25% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Physical: . Show more

Visual: Has measures for visual accessibility. Provides signage for wayfinding and orientation. Information in accessible formats.

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Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

from US$ 13.90
US$ 10.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Puerta de la Independencia, Retiro Park