Parque del Buen Retiro Tours

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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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Address: Madrid, Spain
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Private Del Prado Skip The Line and Surrounding Highlights

The Prado Museum is one of Madrid’s most popular museums and it’s surrounded by magnificent architecture. On this private tour, admire surrounding sights like the Plaza de Cibeles, Neptune Fountain, and Retiro Park, before using your skip-the-line entrance tickets to gain priority access to the art museum. Once inside, enjoy a guided tour of the highlights including masterpieces by El Greco, Goya, Velázquez, and Rembrandt.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Coast through Madrid on a 2-wheeled, self-balancing electric Segway scooter during this 2- or 3-hour tour of the city's highlights and landmarks. On the 2-hour tour, follow your guide through the city center, passing locations important to the capital city's history and culture such as the San Miguel market, the royal palace and Plaza Mayor. Choose the 3-hour tour to add time traveling through the urban park El Retiro and down the Paseo del Prado. Instruction and use of all equipment included; no experience necessary.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and intriguing history of Spain’s spectacular capital on a half- or full-day walking tour of Madrid with an accomplished private guide. Inform your guide of your interests prior to your tour then enjoy a customized itinerary that promises to satisfy all cultural cravings. Enjoy complimentary public transport and pre-planned logistics as you discover significant sights such as the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid whiles listening to commentary tailored to your interests.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Madrid Tour

Experience the highlights and hidden gems of the Spanish capital on this private tour. Accompanied by your private guide, visit memorable landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, the Prado Museum, and the Royal Palace; escape the crowds to explore Park Emir Mohamed I and Retiro Park; and enjoy a drink (included) at a rooftop bar with a magnificent view of the city. As this is a private tour, you can explore at your own pace and spend as long as you want taking photos.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Wonderful green Retiro Park 90 minutes

Explore Madrid’s Retiro Park area by Segway with this experience! You'll start with a safety training during which you'll learn how to properly navigate a Segway. You'll then cross through Plaza Mayor, continuing along past popular sights such as the Prado Museum and Church of San Jerónimo el Real before ending at Santiago Street.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid Segway City Tour

Add a fun twist to your sightseeing as you zip around Spain’s largest city on a Segway. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic 3-hour tour of Madrid’s historic center. Glide down the grand boulevard of Paseo de Prado and around El Retiro park, and hop off along the way to admire landmarks such as the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, and the Mercado de San Miguel.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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2 Hour Hidden Oasis Retiro Park Madrid Small Group Segway Tour

Don’t miss an inch of Madrid’s largest park on this energy-saving, guided, Segway tour in Retiro Park. After a training session and safety briefing from your guide it’s time to discover the 117-acres of park space, lakes, statues, and more in this massive urban green space. See it all without breaking a sweat including the Plaza Mayor, the Palace of Velázquez, and monument to King Alfonso XII overlooking a lake.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour

Enhance your experience of Spain’s captivating capital on a full-day tour of Madrid’s cultural and historical highlights. With a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the opulent grandeur of the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real); stroll amid the grand beauty of Plaza Mayor; and immerse yourself in local life during a visit to Gran Via, Madrid’s most famous neighborhood. Learn about the rich historical heritage of the city from your expert guide and receive personalized attention on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Madrid Buen Retiro Park Small-Group Tour and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Ticket

Discover the delights of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park on this 1.5-hour small-group walking tour, and skip the lines at the world-famous Prado Museum. With an informative guide, explore the manicured lawns and avenues of Madrid’s popular relaxation park, seeing attractions such as the Statue of the Fallen Angel, the lake and more. Hear about the park’s development through the centuries and afterward, gain fast-track entry into the neighboring Prado to explore its stunning art galleries independently. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour for a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

Take a relaxing spin through Madrid’s favorite green oasis on a guided 2- or 3-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. It's a fun and eco-friendly way to explore this outdoor gem in the heart of the city, plus other landmarks like the Literature Quarter, Alcala Gate, and Puerta del Sol along the way.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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US$36,85
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Walking Tour in the Retiro Park in Madrid

Discover the lush, green heart of Madrid on this 2-hour walking tour of Retiro Park. Enjoy the park like a true ‘Madrileño’ as you follow your local guide on a relaxed stroll through the park’s most beloved gardens, paths and monuments. Admire the oldest tree in Madrid, see where Spanish royalty used to picnic and enjoy a breath of fresh air in this urban oasis. Cover more ground with an optional riding tour on a rented cart or bike.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Madrid 4-8-12 hours Car with driver at disposal

Private Car Service at your disposal for 4 or 8 or 12 hours in Madrid city. The car will be with you for 4 or 8 or 12 hours with a driver. Enjoy your business meeting or your private tour or shopping hassle-free.
  • Duration: 4 to 12 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 12 hrs
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Madrid Running Tour - Small Group

Discover Madrid on foot with other running enthusiasts on this small-group running tour. You'll travel in a pack of between four and 15 runners, traveling between 5 miles (8 kilometers) and 13 miles (21 kilometers) through the streets and parks of Madrid. The run's pace and course can be adjusted to your preferences and ability.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Sightrunning Tour - Small Group

Discover Madrid on your sneakers during this Running Tour with MADRID OUTDOOR SPORTS. You can choose from different lengths, varying between 8km and 21km. (4-15 pax) During these 2-3-hours running tours, led by a guide passionate about sports and the city, you will get a complete overview of what the city has to offer while getting your exercise done. The itinerary and starting times are flexible. Also: an additional pick-up service is available if you prefer to start at a different location than your hotel lobby. Opt for a leisurely jog at a conversational pace with stops factored in, or ramp up the speed with a fast-paced run to cover more ground. Sightsee around town, passing attractions such as the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real), or explore parks like Casa de Campo or Buen Retiro Park. It’s an experience to suit all: avid runners, casual joggers or business travelers wanting to escape the hotel treadmill. .
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid Running Tour - Private

Experienced and beginner runners can combine fitness and sightseeing on this private running tour to Madrid’s top sights. Choose your distance 5- to 7.5-miles (8- or 12-kilometers) and jog at your own pace accompanied by your guide. Select sights that interest you or follow an existing itinerary to see the Royal Palace, Casa Campo, or Retiro Park. Stop for photos and to explore the city center your way.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Sightrunning Tour - Private Tour

Discover Madrid on your sneakers during this Private (1-2 pax) Running Tour with MADRID OUTDOOR SPORTS. You can choose from different lengths, varying between 8km and 21km. During these 2-3-hours private (1-2 pax) running tours, led by a guide passionate about sports and the city, you will get a complete overview of what the city has to offer while getting your exercise done. The itinerary and starting times are flexible. Also: an additional pick-up service is available if you prefer to start at a different location than your hotel lobby. Opt for a leisurely jog at a conversational pace with stops factored in, or ramp up the speed with a fast-paced run to cover more ground. Sightsee around town, passing attractions such as the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real), or explore parks like Casa de Campo or Buen Retiro Park. It’s an experience to suit all: avid runners, casual joggers or business travelers wanting to escape the hotel treadmill.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur

Get the royal treatment as you explore Madrid on this 4-hour city tour with a private luxury vehicle and included chauffeur. Travel in style as you sightsee on your own terms, customizing your day’s itinerary to meet your needs. You might learn about Madrid’s medieval heritage in the Barrio de la Morería, admire the elegant Royal Palace or discover Madrid’s famous bullring. Use your day as you see fit! A private guide, driver and luxury vehicle, plus round-trip hotel transport are covered.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$68,15
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

Experience the best Madrid has to offer on this 3-hour combination excursion covering a Real Madrid stadium tour and city sightseeing trip. Stop by the legendary Santiago Bernabeu stadium for a behind-the-scenes visit inside this legendary team’s locker rooms, bench and presidential box. Then continue on an exploration of the architecture that has shaped this Spanish capital, exploring the city’s Moorish origins along with the key structures of its Habsburg and Bourbon eras. This Madrid combination trip also includes admission for the Bernabeu tour, a guide, transport by coach and free drink at the Hard Rock Café.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid

Discover many of Madrid’s attractions and cruise effortlessly around Buen Retiro Park, the city’s green oasis, on this 1.5-hour Retiro Park Segway tour. Traveling by electric personal transporter, glide around the park’s beautiful highlights, seeing the lake, Crystal Palace, and monuments including the famous Fallen Angel statue. Plus, take in other landmarks such as cobbled Plaza Mayor and Puerto del Sol. Segway training and a helmet included.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$41,59
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid City sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Tailored to the needs of travelers with limited time in Madrid, this 2-hour sightseeing tour provides a comprehensive overview of Spain’s capital city and includes convenient hotel pickup. Stay cool in an air-conditioned coach as you tick off top Madrid attractions such as Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, and the Almudena Cathedral. Upgrade your tour with touristic options designed to enhance your time in Madrid: choices include entry to the Prado Museum or Reina Sofia Museum, a tour of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, or a visit to the Royal Palace (Palacio Real).
  • Duration: 2 hours
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US$28,88
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Downtown Madrid Custom Guided Walking Tour

Feel like Madrid royalty thanks to this flexible-length, easily-customized, private walking tour of the city. Join your private guide as you step back in time through the centuries of history in the Spanish capital, exploring its royal palaces, scenic parks, elegant public squares and modern neighborhoods. Among the sites you might visit are Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park or the neighborhoods of La Latina and Chueca. Pickup and drop-off from your hotel are also included, letting you focus on sightseeing instead of navigating.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$216,59
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bike Tour- Madrid Retiro Park (Only Retiro Park) , “MISTERY & SECRETS"

You will enjoy the best places from the RETIRO PARK of Madrid while you pedal for the city, enjoying the freedom and the advantages of travelling in bicycle. This excursion of 2 hours includes all the principal places of interest of the park.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Madrid Bike Tour

See the impressive sights of Spain’s beguiling capital from a unique perspective on a 3-hour bike tour of Madrid. Cruise past legendary landmarks like the Royal Palace and Plaza de Mayor and stop intermittently to hear fascinating facts and historical anecdotes from your expert guide. Capture photographs of monuments like Retiro Park and the Puerta del Sol, during regular breaks. This tour is perfect for all cycling abilities and only a moderate level of fitness is required.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Madrid at Night Bike Guided Tour

See another side of Madrid on this enchanting, 2-hour night tour by bike. Pedal through historic streets and squares after the sun goes down and the city takes on an atmospheric glow. See illuminated landmarks like the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and Retiro Park, and cruise down lesser-known side streets for a local perspective on Madrid after dark.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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