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Walking Tour in the Retiro Park in Madrid
"We’ll take you for a gentle walk through the amazing Retiro Park of Madrid lungs of the city. El Retiro is not just a huge park with the territory of 350 sq. acres in the center the city this is a place which contains the spirit of Madrid and that has preserved it over centuries.The park is special in many ways and you'll be surprised by the variety of sights monuments and different landscaped environments. You will walk around it exploring some of the monuments history hiding between the trees and colorful flowers. You'll see the oldest tree in Madrid the parts where nobles used to party and will get to know in details the place of peace and ""good rest"" as its name suggests
From EUR19.00
 
Private Madrid Walking Tour: Famous Retiro Park
"Enjoy this private 4-hour tour with your official your guide and get to know Madrid’s most emblematic park. You can choose between a morning or afternoon departure directly from your hotel or place of choice. You are able to personalize each tour just by although we will usually create the tour taking your hotel departure location into account.The tour will depart from central Madrid or at your hotel if it is walking distance from where you will meet with your private official tour guide. You wil"""Take this opportunity to enjoy a great Madrid experience during this 4-hour private tour of the Madrid’s Retiro Park with your own guide. Enjoy a great walking experience to learn the story of Madrid and the Retiro Park. It is an amazing park that is kno then there will be hotel pickup and drop-off included."title=Highlights&1=Private+4-hour+walking+tour+of+Madrid%27s+Retiro+Park&2=Visit+the+park%27s+beautiful+gardens+and+distinctive+water+features+while+listening+to+illuminating+commentary&3=Receive+personalized+attention+from+your+private+guide&4=Enjoy+the+""
From EUR44.00
 
Retiro Park Madrid Segway Tour
"Hop on to your Segway and enjoy a ride to perhaps the most beautiful park in Madrid. The journey begins in ""Plaza Mayor"" a landmark in traditional Spanish architecture. Once the home of bullfighting and fearful religious trials it’s now the perfect place to get a sense of Madrid’s long history.Then you will head for the ""Barrio de las Letras"" or Literature Quarter a place which was home to some of Spain’s major literary figures such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Going through Calle de las Huertas you will reach the Prado Museum
From EUR39.00

Retiro Park Tips (127)

Retiro Park

This park wasn't designed for ordinary people - it was designed for Royalty. And it shows. The park is vast and magnificently ornamented. There are fountains, sculptures, a crystal palace and a...
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antistar
Dec 11, 2016

Retiro Park 2

I just have so many photos of this park that I really like, I wanted to add more. I found it surprising to see mso many roses still alive in December. When you look closely at the details on the...
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IreneMcKay
Jun 12, 2015

Row, row row your boat..........

I have mentioned in other tips on tis page that I spent a most relaxing morning wandering round the Retiro Park away from the hubbub of central Madrid and one of the things I stumbled upon was the...
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planxty
Dec 14, 2013

Magnificent monument to failure.

I have created another tip on this page about the wonderful Jardines del Buen Retiro (Retiro Park) in Madrid and I indicated there that I was going to write seperate tips about various specific things...
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planxty
Dec 04, 2013

People in glass houses should take pictures.

I have created another tip on this page about the wonderful Jardines del Buen Retiro (Retiro Park) in Madrid and I indicated there that I was going to write seperate tips about various specific things...
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planxty
Dec 04, 2013

Gone fishin'.

I have created another tip on this page about the wonderful Jardines del Buen Retiro (Retiro Park) in Madrid and I indicated there that I was going to write seperate tips about various specific things...
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planxty
Dec 04, 2013

Just a walk in the park.

My first full day in Madrid was an absolutely glorious autumnal affair albeit pretty cold and looked positively ideal for walking and sightseeing which was exactly what I determined to do. I had...
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planxty
Dec 04, 2013

Buen Retiro... in that dirty place?

Sorry but I was dreaming about something different.When we were walking to the park, with about half day reserved only for this, we thought that we are missing the point.I was expecting for a quiet...
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adema29
Apr 21, 2013

See Forest of the Departed, El Retiro Park, Madrid

My hotel was just walking distance from the El Retiro Park and I was awake at 0430 AM because of jet lag --- so I braved walking into the park even during the dark! I walked fast and actually, all I...
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jumpingnorman
Apr 10, 2013

Relaxing Retiro Park

Located ever so close to the Prado Museum, Retiro Park reminded me of Central Park in New York. It is huge both in dimensions and things to see. The area is particularly popular on weekends when the...
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TooTallFinn24
Jul 22, 2012

Retiro Park

I loved this park. We visited twice bringing a picnic with us on our second visit. We got there from Retiro metro station, though you could also visit from Atocha. We first walked past the lake with...
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IreneMcKay
Jun 23, 2012

Glass Palace at Retiro Park

Here's a glass house you may not mind living in! Located within Retiro Park, it's an architectural beauty. So if you visit Madrid, check it out. While we visited, there was an interesting sculpture...
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garridogal
Jul 29, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Retiro Park

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El Parque del Buen Retiro

The Retiro Park (Park of the Pleasant Retreat) is the largest Public Park in Madrid and was formerly a private park of the Spanish Monarchy. This park has historical significance as is was formerly...
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Palacio Cristal

We found Palacio Cristal accidentally on the walk around Retiro park. There leads a path under trees and opens into a lake, where live turtles and dugs. In the middle of the lake sprays a fountain. On...
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Iglesia de San Jeronimo el Real

The San Jerónimo el Real Roman Catholic Church sits just across the Popular Prado Museum. This church was built In 1505 AD and is the home of the Order of Saint Jerome or Hieronymites Roman Catholic...
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The Church of Saint Jerome

This lovely church is just behind the Prado. It was tranquil inside despite the many visitors and had lovely stain glass windows. I loved its nativity scene. One of the pleasures of visiting Spain at...
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National Museum of Decorative Arts - Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas

A really pleasing and surprising discovery was this street sculpture museum beneath the bridge where Calles Edeuardo Dato and Juan Bravo cros the Passeo del Castellana. There are about 14 works of art...
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Museo del Ejercito - Army Museum

One finds the Museo del Ejército or Army museum between the Paseo del Prado and the Parque del Buen Retiro. 27,000 items are on view among which a sword that allegedly belonged to the Spanish hero El...
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