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Retiro Park (Parque de El Retiro)
Retiro Park (Parque de El Retiro)

Retiro Park (Parque de El Retiro)

Free admission
Open daily
Plaza Della Indipendecia 7, Madrid

The Basics

Its central location both geographically and culturally means El Retiro is difficult to miss if you spend any time in Madrid. Most sightseeing tours include the park, and those interested in the park’s history and modern cultural significance can explore in-depth on a guided walking tour or Segway tour of the park, stopping at points of interest, such as the Crystal Palace and Fallen Angel statue.

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Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid
Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid
$42.73 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The best & fun way to see the Retiro Park
We took the Segway tour to Parque del Retiro with Agustín. He taught us how to use the Segway with patience and care. The spots that we stopped by during our trip to Parque del Retiro were amazing, we stopped to take pictures and Agustín explained every single attraction. Agustín make our experience, one really fun and worth it! He was the best!!!
Betzy, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Madrid

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The tour guide (Rocio)...
Nelson_P, Oct 2021
Madrid Royal Palace and Retiro Park Guided Tour with Optional Tapas Tasting
The tour guide (Rocio) was exceptional. She was on time at the meeting points, she used a funny, approachable, and professional manner to expose the knowledge and guide us during the whole tour. I really loved being in this group. I explored and discovered new things and felt very well guided by Rocio. The experience in Madrid with her was excellent.
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Retiro Park Seqway tour in Madrid.
Sergey_K, Jul 2021
Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid
The best experience in Madrid. We learned how to use a Seqway and Jower show us the best park in Madrid in 2 hours and told us the history of Spain. He was very informative and patient with us as new users of Seqway. Thank you for this experience!
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Madrid tour
Rach, Mar 2020
Skip-the-line Madrid Royal Palace with tapas tasting & Retiro Park
David was lovely even speaking in two languages. Helpful and informative on the buildings and sculpture details, including the oldest tree in the park. And the tapas was a nice addition to the tour.
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Fun family experience!
Allison_O, Feb 2020
Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid
Javier was a terrific guide. It was our family’s first time on segways and we all had a lot of fun exploring the park and streets of Madrid!
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Best and Most Informative Tour of Madrid
roselyns191, Nov 2019
El Retiro Park Guided Tour and tapas tasting
I had such an amazing day with Irene. She was so knowledgeable about the history of Spain and was so patient with me keeping up. She made me want to stay and study the Spanish History. It was indeed rewarding and refreshing for there were so many fascinating true stories she told. I give this tour 2 thumps up! A definite must do when visiting Spain! Thanks again for all my awesome pictures you took for me!
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Amazing Royal Palace
Laura V, Sep 2019
Madrid Royal Palace and Retiro Park Guided Tour with Optional Tapas Tasting
An excellent tour revealing the Royal Palace Treasures, explained by a knoledgeable and very willing to show and help turists, David from Asturias, an excellent guide. Had such a wonderful time in Madrid, thank you!
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Prado and El Retiro tour
Vacation292738, Jun 2019
Prado Museum and El Retiro Park Guided Tour Unesco Heritage
This is a great tour. The tour guide was excellent. She loves what she do and she have very knowledge about the art. The Prado museum is the must see ! After the tour of the Prado we meet other tour guide for El Retiro Park, He was also so wonderful, very nice and very helpful. Great place to relax just like the name of the park.
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Great tour especially thanks to our...
Sasa L, Sep 2016
Madrid Retiro Park & Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket Tour
Great tour especially thanks to our guide Luis David. Apart from his great knowledge in history, he also provided very interesting stories and legends about Retiro. No rush, pleasant pace. Being this week El Bosco exposition in Prado, skip the line was great advantage.
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We had a very good time with this...
Taka Y, Jun 2016
Madrid Retiro Park & Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket Tour
We had a very good time with this tour. We were late for the appointed time, since our son threw up just before we were going to lead from a hotel. But the guide was waiting for us. We felt his love of the city.
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The guide was very funny in his...
hernandez-marta, Feb 2018
Prado Museum and El Retiro Park Guided Tour Unesco Heritage
The guide was very funny in his explanations. Great experience in ths wonderful museum!!
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My two teenagers persuaded me into...
Salvatore L, Apr 2018
Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid
My two teenagers persuaded me into this tour and it was fantastic! We got to see a lot of Retiro Park in such a fun way and some of the city on the way there and back. I would highly recommend it.
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We were only tree for this tour. Our...
Liga K, Aug 2016
Madrid Retiro Park & Prado Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket Tour
We were only tree for this tour. Our gide did great job. His way of explaining history and historical facts is fantastic. It was really interactive tour through the park. I highly recommend this tour if you like walking.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • El Retiro Park is a must-see for nature lovers, families, and first-time visitors.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.

  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

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How to Get There

El Retiro is well-connected by public transportation. Take the metro (Line 2) to Retiro Station, or catch any number of public buses. The park also has more than half a dozen BiciMAD bike-share stations.

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When to Get There

El Retiro makes a peaceful escape from the hustle of the city just about any time, but the best time to visit is on the weekends when locals come out to play sports, read a book, enjoy a picnic, and relax. This is also when the park fills with buskers and street painters, creating quite the lively atmosphere.

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El Retiro Lake

At the heart of the park sits an artificial lake, set beneath the massive Monument to Alfonso XII. For a quintessential Madrid experience, head to the park in the afternoon and rent a rowboat for a float on the lake.

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