Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour
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 Park Guided Walking Tour
At 10 am, you'll meet your guide at the Puerta de Independencia in Retiro Park, which is located opposite the famous Puerta de Alcala.
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.
To finish your guided walking tour of the Retiro, you'll stop at a few of the park's other gems, such as the Parterre. As we explore the perfect paths of this popular part of the park, we'll admire the straightness of its trimmed hedges and see the shadows of cypress trees moulded into whimsical shapes.
The tour will conclude at 11:30 am next to the Parterre. From there, you can visit the areas of the park that you liked the most on your own.
Retiro Guided Tour + Royal Palace (3 hours 30 minutes)
With this option, after visiting El Retiro, we'll meet again at 12:30 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 finish at around 2:30 pm.
Retiro Guided Tour + Prado Museum (3 hours 30 minutes)
If you choose this option, after visiting El Retiro at 10 am we'll meet again at 4:30 pm in front of the Prado 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 6:30 pm.
1 hour 30 minutes - 4 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
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.
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.
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.
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Puerta de la Independencia, Retiro Park