Free Tour through the Parque del Oeste

Duration: 2h and 15min
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 27 years old, I like to be called Rubens, I consider myself a "cat" (native of Madrid). I also collaborate with friends and family who help me occasionally with reservations. I have a degree in tourism and a history degree halfway through 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 starting in 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 prove. You must keep in mind that Madzguía has only been active for a short time and many times the minimum number of attendees necessary is not reached. Getting started, 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 little around Europe and that has helped me a little 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 tours. 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 am very passionate about my work and I like to teach and explain events, for me it is the ideal job. That's why I think that being able to work in my own city doing something 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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Did you know that this was the first public park that was created in Madrid (not counting the retreat that was created for entertainment purposes of the court)? It was opened to the public in 1905. It is located in the Argüelles neighborhood, in the eastern part of the city.

It is a tour that mixes statues from different eras, an Egyptian temple, curiosities, vestiges of the civil war, unique green areas and spectacular views.

Because it was the front line in the civil war, some aspects will be mentioned on the subject, curiosities and secrets of the civil war, as well as the history of many heroes of the 19th and 20th centuries, it is curious, right? It is also called the park of the rebels.

Similarly, it is the only park in Madrid that has an original Egyptian temple! You know why?
Find out with me!

We will start the tour next to the statue of José Gervasio Artigas and we will cross the Parque del Oeste until we reach the Debod temple.

It is a tour in which you will walk along the western park ending at the Debod temple, it is approximately 5 kilometers on foot. It is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

It does not include the visit to the temple of Debod, also by waiting in line you can enter at the end of the tour.

For the tour to leave, at least 4 people are necessary.

It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes and it is advisable to bring a bottle of water.

If you bring a pet, please let us know.

This tour complies with all covid-19 measures and includes civil liability insurance and additional explanation material

This tour ends your tour at the Temple of Debod.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    PºRuperto Chapí-Moncloa, 28008 Madrid...
    PºRuperto Chapí-Moncloa, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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    I will be next to the statue of José Gervasio Artigas with a light blue umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Monument to General José Gervasio Artigas
  • 2
    Outside visit
    West Park Forts
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Fountain of Juan de Villanueva
  • 4
    Outside visit
    La Tinaja Ceramic School
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Florida Cemetery
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Temple of Debod

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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Julia 25 Nov 2022

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Nos gustó mucho el tour por el Parque del Oeste. Es un tour con información muy variada. Rubén es un guía muy simpático y profesional. Muy recomendable!
Micael 25 Nov 2022

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Rubén es un muy buen guía y nos hizo un tour muy ameno con un montón de detalles muy interesante sobre el parque del oeste. Lo recomiendo 😉
Sergio 03 Jul 2022

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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Nos encantó el Tour de Rubén, todos aprendimos mucho de historia y el parque del Oeste precioso! Muy recomendable
Maria Julieta 06 Apr 2022
Rio Gallegos

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2022
Aída 05 Jan 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2022
Nuestra experiencia fue muy positiva dado que era nuestro primer tour en Madrid. Se adecuó a las circunstancias metereológicas (todo el camino con mucha lluvia y constante viento), pudimos ver monumentos y visitar lugares más desconocidos y otro lado de Madrid que no tiene desperdicio. Buenas recomendaciones, buena actitud y predisposición. Fue paciente, resolutivo y previsor en todo momento. ¡¡Muchas gracias y hasta la próxima!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 9 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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