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Madrid 'Landscape of Light' Route

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Learn all you can about Madrid's Landscape of Light on our Retiro Park & Paseo del Prado Guided Visit. You'll explore the Spanish capital's UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn lots of fun facts.

Learn all you can about Madrid's Landscape of Light on our Retiro Park & Paseo del Prado Guided Visit. You'll explore the Spanish capital's UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn lots of fun facts.

Madrid 'Landscape of Light' Route

At the scheduled time, we'll meet at Independence Gate in El Retiro Park. From here, we'll start a guided tour of the Landscape of Light. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a part of Madrid full of monuments, museums and beautiful green spaces.

Our tour will begin with a trip back in time to the 16th century, as we'll discuss what life in Madrid was like then and its differences with the present day. We'll discover why this artery of the capital is full of monuments protected as Assets of Cultural Interest as we step into El Retiro Park. 

We'll discuss the different stages that El Retiro has gone through. Before being a public place, it was once an area dedicated exclusively to the monarchy and even once as a barracks for French troops. We'll learn all about its history as we see symbolic spots such as the pond, the Glass Palace, the Velázquez Palace and the monument to Alfonso XII.

Afterwards, we'll exit the park via the Felipe IV Gate and continue exploring the Landscape of Light. We'll walk through the Jerónimos neighbourhood, built in the mid-19th century, and admire buildings of great historical relevance such as the Madrid Stock Exchange, the Casón el Buen Retiro and the Royal Spanish Academy. 

The next stop will be the Monument to the Fallen, which comemmorates the tragic events that took place in Madrid in 1812. From here, we'll also be able to admire the Paseo del Prado in all its glory. We'll see the Fountain of Neptune, the outside of the Prado Museum and walk to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Following 2 hours spent exploring this beautiful and artistic part of Madrid, we'll finish our guided visit by the entrance of the Royal Botanical Garden.

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Price

Tour in English
Adults Children between 12 and 17 years old Children between 7 and 11 years old Children under 7 years old
US$ 11.60
US$ 8.70
US$ 5.80
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 11.60
  • Children between 12 and 17 years old

    US$ 8.70
  • Children between 7 and 11 years old

    US$ 5.80
  • Children under 7 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

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

Where does the activity end?

Independence Gate, El Retiro Park

Royal Botanical Garden

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Where does the activity end?

Royal Botanical Garden