Free Tour through the Retiro Park

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Madzguía
Quality Verified Registered on December 11, 2019

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.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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).

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  • Meeting point:
    C. de Alfonso XII, 54, 28014 Madrid, ...
    C. de Alfonso XII, 54, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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    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).

Tour opinions

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VALERIE 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled in family - Mar 2023
Estoy feliz con el tour tomado, el guía es muy paciente y amable. Muy bien explicado todo. Gracias!
Ana María 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Excelente! Un guía muy culto que nos transmitió muchísima información y de una forma muy amena.
María 11 Dec 2022

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Travelled in family - Dec 2022
Nos gustó mucho! Nuestro guía, Rubén, ha sido agradable, simpático y con mucho conocimiento sobre lo que nos iba enseñando, sin duda algo imprescindible a la hora de disfrutar de un buen tour. Si volvemos a Madrid contaremos de nuevo con él.
Luis 20 Feb 2022

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2022
Muy buena experiencia! La ruta muy bien preparada, amena y con mucho conocimiento
Dilam 05 Feb 2022

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2022
Excelente.! Rubén eres un chico súper agradable preparado para cada pregunta, fue un recorrido que seguramente recomiendo con los ojos cerrados, estuve esperando hasta tarde para ver al duende.! 😂de 5 estrellas te doy 10 ⭐️
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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