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Free Tour through the Parque del Oeste

Your Guru: Madzguía
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5.0
28 ratings
  • Madrid
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2h and 15min

About the Guru

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 wi... More

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.

About the Tour

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.




Warning:
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.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will be next to the statue of José Gervasio Artigas with a light blue umbrella

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (28)

5.0
By category
Professionalism
4.93
Fun
4.89
Expression
4.79
Quality
4.89
Route
4.75
Sergio
03 Jul 2022 Madrid
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Jun 2022

Nos encantó el Tour de Rubén, todos aprendimos mucho de historia y el parque del Oeste precioso! Muy recomendable

Response from Madzguía
Muchísimas gracias Sergio! Ha sido un placer teneros en el tour, también he aprendido con vosotros:) cuidaos mucho
Maria Julieta
06 Apr 2022 Rio Gallegos
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Mar 2022

excelente

Aída
05 Jan 2022 Ibiza
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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!!

Response from Madzguía
Muchas gracias Aida por tu feedback! Ha sido un placer haceros el tour pese a la lluvia que impedía a veces la comunicación entre todos, espero que, aunque hayáis estado poco tiempo aquí, hayáis disfrutado mucho de la ciudad! Un placer y hasta la próxima :)
Mariana
16 Dec 2021 Buenos Aires
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Dec 2021

El tour por el parque estuvo muy bueno, y con información muy variada. Otras personas cancelaron a último momento, y Ruben hizo el tour solo para mi, un genio!! Totalmente recomendable, es una visión alternativa de Madrid que vale la pena!

Response from Madzguía
Muchísimas gracias Mariana! Ha sido un gran placer :)
Mikel
13 Nov 2021 Getxo
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Nov 2021

Nos ha encantado el tour y Rubén es un guía excelente. Ha sido muy ameno, diferente e interesante. Lo recomendamos cien por cien. Eskerrik asko!

Response from Madzguía
Eskerrik asko Mikel! Ha sido un placer teneros hoy en el tour :)

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!