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Our most recommended Retiro Park Walking Tours

  • Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    1. Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your expert guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, and Plaza Mayor. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and La Latina and see the House of Cervantes and the La Latina Theatre. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Church of Los Jerónimos, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado. Explore the Salamanca neighborhood, ride through Plaza de Colón, and discover the National Library.

    Our driver was Ivan and he was very good. We really enjoyed our tour and his descriptions. Definitely will higley recommend him.AAA +

  • Private Skip-the-Line Prado Museum & Madrid Secret Gems Tour

    2. Private Skip-the-Line Prado Museum & Madrid Secret Gems Tour

    Meet your private guide at Plaza de Cibeles, and begin your 2-hour tour learning about the monuments around the square. Continue to Retiro Park, Madrid’s popular and vast green space. Explore the park and see Madrid’s oldest tree and the San Jeronimos Church, where King Juan Carlos was crowned in 1975. Visit the Prado Museum with your private guide. Skip the lines and head straight into one of the world’s most important art museums. Admire works by artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, El Bosco and Goya. The Prado guided tour lasts around 1 hour and you’ll cover all the must-see works of art. Your tour ends inside the museum, where you are welcome to stay after the tour.

    Ana guide very polite and transmits to know the works. It explains well and in a very easy way to live the work of art that we are admiring. we love it.

  • Madrid: “Money Heist” and Retiro Park 3-Hour Walking Tour

    3. Madrid: “Money Heist” and Retiro Park 3-Hour Walking Tour

    Meet your local guide at Cines Callao where the tour begins. From there, set off on a walking tour through the bustling streets of Madrid and admire the city’s impressive buildings and famous fountains. Listen to stories of Madrid’s history as you take in the sights, including the Monument to Alfonso XII, Plaza de Cibeles, and the Bank of Spain. Later, walk along the iconic Prado Boulevard and through Retiro Park, considered one of Europe’s most beloved treasures. Along the way, discover hidden secrets behind the hit TV series “Money Heist” and visit the places it was filmed. By the end of the tour you’ll have seen Madrid through the eyes of a local, passed by famous landmarks and buildings, and learned about the city’s remarkable history.

    Sharon was a magnificent guide. He was so knowledgeable of Spanish history, and he really blended it nicely with information about the making of Money Heist.

  • Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line and Retiro Park Tour

    4. Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line and Retiro Park Tour

    Enjoy your tour to Retiro Park, where you will take a pleasant walking tour of the green paths. Discover the landscaped marvels and encounter treasures, such as the Palacio de Cristal and remains of the Romanesque hermitage of San Pelayo and San Isidoro. Following the tour of the Retiro Park, you will have a short break and meet your guide at Plaza de Isabel II to start the tour of the incredible Royal Palace of Madrid. Learn the history of the Spanish monarchy with a skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Marvel at objects from the royal collections, including paintings by Goya and Velázquez. Visit the Throne Room and Hall of Mirrors and see the glorious banquet halls and private apartments. After the tour of the Royal Palace, you then walk through the city to a historic bar in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas.

    Tour of the palace was great, guide was very knowledgeable. Retiro park is really nice but would skip the tapas; tapas place could not cater for vegetarians

  • Madrid: Secrets of Retiro Park 2-Hour Walking Tour

    5. Madrid: Secrets of Retiro Park 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Meet the professional guide at Puerta de la Independencia and embark on a journey through the 290-acre park, learning the history of the statue of Alfonso XII, the Crystal Palace, the Great Pond, the Parterre, the Felipe IV Gate, the Royal Astronomical Observatory, and the Artichoke Fountain along the way. You will also see the San Isidro ruins from the Romanesque period and contemplate architectural, sculptural, and landscape ensembles constructed between the 17th and 21st centuries. Learn how the Retiro was used as an urban park in 1767 when Carlos III agreed to use it for recreational events and in 1868 was taken under the ownership of the Madrid City Hall. During the French invasion, a big part of the original layout was destroyed and vestiges from the 17th and 18th centuries still remain.

  • Madrid: 1.5-Hour Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

    6. Madrid: 1.5-Hour Retiro Park Guided Walking Tour

    Take a detailed tour of the park with an expert professional guide. El Retiro is the main park in the city of Madrid, a favorite place among both locals and visitors. Wwalk, run, visit historical monuments, see exhibitions, relax with friends or simply enjoy a stop for lunch. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous parks in the world and one of the main attractions of Madrid. On this tour, your guide will take you on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace, the Philip IV Gate, as well as some sites that are not listed in the guides. At the end of the visit, your guide will recommend things to do such as relax on the grass, enjoy an ice cream or even rent a boat and explore the famous lake of the park.

    A fantastic guide, and turned out to be a private tour for the 4 of us. Excellent walking pace, great itinerary and a lovely visit to the park. Highly recommend.

  • Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

    7. Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

    Embark on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace and the Philip IV Gate, as well as some places that are not listed in guidebooks. Pick up insight from your knowledgeable guide along the way. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous in the world and one of the main attractions in Madrid. Then, enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important restaurants in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to taste several tapas typical of Spanish cuisine. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience Madrid's unique food culture like a local.

  • Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

    8. Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

    Enjoy almost 2-hours in a vintage looking car as you explore the best of Madrid. See the landmarks of Austrian Madrid as well as Bourbon Madrid. Visit the business and shopping areas of this wonderful city, seeing both the old and modern parts of the city. Relax as you travel across the city in style and listen as your audio-guide tells you everything you need to know about Madrid.  The tour itinerary is as follows : Prado Museum Puerta de Alcalá El Retiro Park Plaza de Cibeles Plaza Colon ABC SERRANO Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Museo Lázaro Galdiano Barrio de Salamanca Museo Arqueológico Nacional Gran Via Plaza de España Templo Debod Palacio Real Catedral Almudena Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande Plaza Mayor Teatro Real Plaza de las Cortes Paseo del Prado Plaza Mayor

  • Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

    9. Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

    Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2 or 3-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green lungs of the city in the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully down the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literature Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of Spain’s temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll find the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the Iglesia de los Jerónimos. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel” one of the only sculptures of the Devil. Apart from its monuments, Retiro Park is an ideal place to experience an electric bike. A...

    Good experience. Interesting to learn the rules of cyclists on the road. Guide Javier was a nice host.

  • Private Tour: Lookout Points & Círculo Bellas Artes

    10. Private Tour: Lookout Points & Círculo Bellas Artes

    Experience Madrid from above with a visit to three unique panoramic terraces, which you won’t find in any travel guide. Discover the contrasts between the modern side of the city and its past on the Gran Via, one of the main streets in the city. You can also enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Madrid. At the first terrace you can enjoy a fantastic view of Plaza de España as well as a fascinating view of the Royal Palace on the other side. The second terrace offers a bird's-eye view of Plaza del Callao on the Gran Via, the Chamberí district, and the bustling north. Admire the third largest Christian dome of San Francisco El Grande Basilica in the La Latina district, where the famous El Rastro flea market is located. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a drink (included in the tour). You’ll finish the tour at an impressive panoramic point that clearly presents the proportions ...

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What people are saying about Retiro Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 90 reviews

Our experience of Eco Tuk Tuk was fantastic! Ivan was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions about the wonderful sights in Madrid. Having just moved to Madrid it was great to get a view of the main attractions in the city. Ivan gave us slot of recommendations for things to do and see in the city. There was plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or just admire the architecture! I would highly recommend and will absolutely bring any visitors on the tour!

Fantastic way to start your Madrid visit. a quick, yet thorough overview of all major city highlights, monuments and neighbourhoods. My guide Belen was fun, knowledgeable and quite passionate about her beautiful city of Madrid.

I did a present for my daughter and my sister Who are in Madrid for tourism. They enjoyed very much the tour in tuk tuk and told me that it was wonderful, the driver too. Thank you so much

Our driver was Ivan and he was very good. We really enjoyed our tour and his descriptions. Definitely will higley recommend him.AAA +

Well organized and very informative. Highly recommended