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

Retiro Park (Parque de El Retiro)

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1,251 Reviews
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

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Retiro Park Segway Tour in Madrid
$44.41 per adult
Fun family experience!
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!
Allison_O, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Madrid

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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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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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Great Segway city tour
mkndv, Oct 2019
Emblematic Madrid Segway Tour: City Center and Retiro Park
Very nice guid took us safely through traffic and showed us nice places of Madrid . He was well informed about the stops on the tour. It’s a great way to see lots of places in a short amount of time.
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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!

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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