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Free Tour through the Retiro Park
Hello everyone! I'm Rubén, official tour guide and guru of Madrid;), I'm 26 years old, I like to be called Rubens, I consider myself a "cat" (native to Madrid). I have a degree in tourism and I am half way through history and at the moment I am self-employed. I started to fall in love with the profession in 2019 thanks, in part, to my friend Aurora, but from 2020 I worked with arkeotour, which is a company that also helped me a lot, and then in 2021 I started doing the tours on my own and try. You must take into account that Madzguía has been active for a short time and many times the minimum number of attendees necessary is not reached, starting, as you well know, is not easy at all. I am a fun guy, I consider myself close to people and I love exchanging opinions with travelers, since they can bring you experiences without having traveled outside of Madrid. I have traveled a bit around Europe and that has helped me a bit to love this job, because in every corner there is always a story to tell and I think that Madrid is a perfect city to teach all kinds of routes. It is a city full of life where everyone feels at home, for me it is one of the best cities in Spain and one of the best in the world. I have experience as a local guide, but I have a lot of passion for my work and I like to teach and explain events, for me it is the ideal job. That is why I think that being able to work in my own city in something that I like as a local guide is a privilege.
It is a tour in which the history of El Retiro is shown, it began as a palace of the court of Philip IV until it became a public park in the 20th century.
It is the lung of the city, our "central park", full of history, curiosities, anecdotes, legends, inescapable buildings and the magic that surrounds the park you can feel on this tour.
It is true that people only know the pond and the boats, but in reality there are many secrets that the park keeps and if you want you can see them with me.
Do you want to see the evolution it has had since its origins? Sign up and find out with me!
We will start in the Paseo de Fernán Núñez seeing the enigmatic statue of the Fallen Angel, then we will see the remains of the old ceramic factory, old menagerie, statues, the great pond, mysterious gardens and we will finish in the beautiful Garden of the Parterre that hides the oldest tree in Madrid!
For the tour to leave, at least 4 people are necessary.
For the night schedule, at least 5 people are necessary.
If you bring a pet, please let us know.
This tour includes civil liability insurance and additional explanation material.
This tour ends its tour in the Parterre Garden (in front of the Casón del Buen Retiro).
Meeting point:C. de Alfonso XII, 54, 28014 Madrid, ...C. de Alfonso XII, 54, 28014 Madrid, Spain
I will be by the gate of the fallen angel with a sky blue umbrella. .
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).