Free tour

free tour of the unique trees of the Retiro

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: 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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Tour description

Despite its historical and cultural interest, the Retiro Park has a special botanical interest . In its 125 hectares, this urban park has more than 19,000 trees of 163 different species. Among these species, we find some that,
Due to their rarity, size, age, size or historical, cultural or scientific significance, they constitute a heritage deserving of special protection by the administration. They are called singular trees. Currently there are 283 trees protected under this figure of protection, of which 6 are in the Retiro. Throughout our tour we will get to know each of these species and their historical and cultural relationship with the park.

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  • Meeting point:
    C. de Alfonso XII, s/n, 28009 Madrid,...
    C. de Alfonso XII, s/n, 28009 Madrid, Spain
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    I will wear a blue shirt next to the door of Felipe IV

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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Estrella 17 Sep 2023
Alcázar de San Juan

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Un viaje en el tiempo a través de los árboles del retiro, una fantástica experiencia muy recomendable. Además el guía un profesional, aún con la cancelación a última hora del resto de participantes por motivos climatológicos, nos hizo el tour a nosotros solos y además hizo un día estupendo. Todo genial, muchas gracias!
Rosa 05 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
es tour diferente, buen guia y El Retiro es una maravilla
Florin 04 Sep 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
El tour me ha sorprendido para bien. He aprendido cosas nuevas sobre el Parque del Retiro y es muy recomendable para todos los publicos. ¡Gracias por la visita Ruben!
jose 13 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Ha estado espectacular hacer el tour con José; un experto en botánica y buen guía que ha sabido transmitirnos el encanto de las sendas botánicas del Retiro.
Nuria 02 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
La ruta no fué excesivamente larga, lo cual es de agradecer cuando vas con niños. Las explicaciones de josé, el guía, fueron muy claras y fácilmente entendibles para gente no muy experta en botánica, como es mi caso. Si volvemos por El retiro, la repetiremos sin dudarlo.
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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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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