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  • Address: Madrid, Spain
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Parque del Buen Retiro Tours

El Retiro Park (Parque del Buen Retiro), often referred to simply as El Retiro, serves as the Spanish capital’s green lung. Dotted with ornate fountains, formal gardens, marble monuments, and plenty of space to relax, these former grounds of the Spanish monarchy became public in 1868 and have become a beloved spot for Madrilenos.
 
The Basics
Its central location both geographically and culturally means El Retiro is difficult to miss if you spend any time in Madrid. Most sightseeing tours include the park, and those interested in the park’s history and modern cultural significance can explore in-depth on a guided walking tour or Segway tour of the park, stopping at points of interest, such as the Crystal Palace and Fallen Angel statue.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • El Retiro Park is a must-see for nature lovers, families, and first-time visitors.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
 
How to Get There
El Retiro is well-connected by public transportation. Take the metro (Line 2) to Retiro Station, or catch any number of public buses. The park also has more than half a dozen BiciMAD bike-share stations.
 
When to Get There
El Retiro makes a peaceful escape from the hustle of the city just about any time, but the best time to visit is on the weekends when locals come out to play sports, read a book, enjoy a picnic, and relax. This is also when the park fills with buskers and street painters, creating quite the lively atmosphere.
 
El Retiro Lake
At the heart of the park sits an artificial lake, set beneath the massive Monument to Alfonso XII. For a quintessential Madrid experience, head to the park in the afternoon and rent a rowboat for a float on the lake.

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Walking Tour in the Retiro Park in Madrid, Madrid, null
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Walking Tour in the Retiro Park in Madrid

Enjoy a gentle walk through the amazing Retiro Park of Madrid, lungs of our city and the icon of many "madrileños"! It is not just a huge park in ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.59
Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour, Madrid, Walking Tours
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Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

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Breeze through Madrid on this 2- or 3-hour Segway sightseeing tour. Choose two hours, and head to the city center, which has been Spain’s center of power since ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.25
Private Del Prado Skip The Line and Surrounding Highlights, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Private Del Prado Skip The Line and Surrounding Highlights

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Don’t miss Madrid’s world-famous Prado Museum and its surrounding hidden gems known only by the locals! Enjoy a special treatment and skip the entrance lines ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.36
Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket, Madrid, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

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A guided tour inside the Prado Museum, a visit to Palacio Real, Europe's largest palace, and a stroll in the shaded park of the Spanish royal family. With this ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $52.19
Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Madrid Tour, Madrid, Custom Private Tours
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Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Madrid Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid’s story and discover Spain’s capital with a local. Get to know the history, admire the must-see highlights and uncover its amazing ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.64
Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid

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Enjoy the highly popular Retiro Park on this 1.5-hour Segway Tour. Start with 2-3 min training on the segway, you'll visit one of the most beautiful parks in ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.80
2 Hour Hidden Oasis Retiro Park Madrid Small Group Segway Tour, Madrid, Segway Tours
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2 Hour Hidden Oasis Retiro Park Madrid Small Group Segway Tour

Retiro Park Segway Madrid tour is the best way to enjoy the green oasis in Madrid with more than 117 acres and 15000 trees along with French gardens and lakes. ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.61
Madrid at Night Bike Guided Tour, Madrid, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
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Madrid at Night Bike Guided Tour

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Enjoy on this unique 2-hour bike tour that starts after sunset when the lights go on and Madrid shows its most romantic, charming and wildest side. If you like ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.72
Madrid Segway City Tour, Madrid, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Madrid Segway City Tour

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This 3-hour Segway Tour will take you to Madrid’s central district, which is the capital’s historical and cultural hotspot (see two-hour tour). Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.03
Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour

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Visit some of Madrid's most important locations with this complete walking city tour for a small group. Your visit will be lead by a local expert guide who ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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