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El Retiro Park

El Retiro Park tickets and guided tours

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Madrid's El Buen Retiro Park is the largest centrally located park in the city, covering just about 1 square mile. Originally constructed for the Royal Family, in the 17th century, this park was reserved for their private use, hosting pageants, bullfights, and mock naval battles.

Now it's open for everyone to take in its beauty, serenity and frequent cultural events. This is a great place for an afternoon stroll or a picnic in the sun.

In the heart of Retiro, there is a large pond where it is possible to rent paddle boats. Next to the pond is the Monument of Alfonso XII, a double colonnaded semicircle with an equestrian statue standing 65-feet tall in the center, which is the work of Mariano Benlliure.

Don't forget to make your way to the Crystal Palace, built in 1887 to hold the Flora Exhibition of the Philippine Islands. It is currently one of the headquarters of the Reina Sofia Museum.

El Retiro is full of gardens from different styles and periods. The French-style Parterre was created during the reign of Philip V, and the Rose Garden, created in 1915 by the town gardener, has more than 4,000 rose bushes. The Gardens of the architect Herrero Palacios and the Gardens of Cecilio Rodriguez are also worth a visit.

In addition to the Monument of Alfonso XII, sculpture lovers will be delighted with the numerous amounts of sculptural ensembles that can be found throughout the park. The monuments of Benito Pérez Galdós and Santiago Ramón y Cajal are situated in Paseo Venezuela. The Fallen Angel, one of the more popular creations, was sculpted for the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1878 by Ricardo Bellver.

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Retiro Park skip-the-line tickets and tour with an expert guide
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Retiro Park skip-the-line tickets and tour with an expert guide

Explore the Retiro Park with an expert guide and discover some of its most famous sites of this incredible landmark of Madrid.

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Madrid Royal Palace and Retiro Park guided tour with fast-track access
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Madrid Royal Palace and Retiro Park guided tour with fast-track access

Enjoy a complete visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid with an expert guide, and then explore The Retiro Park, the most important park of the city.

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Duration up to 4 hours
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Private tour of the Bourbons' Madrid with a local guide
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Private tour of the Bourbons' Madrid with a local guide

Don't miss the chance to discover Madrid's most majestic area with a fully dedicated guide. Visit Puerta del Sol, El Retiro Park, the Cibeles Square and Puerta de Alcalá.

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Retiro Park private tour with local guide
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Retiro Park private tour with local guide

Don't miss the chance to explore the most famous park in Madrid with a local guide at your disposal!

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Cibeles Palace and El Retiro Park walking tour
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Cibeles Palace and El Retiro Park walking tour

Book this Cibeles Palace and El Retiro Park walking tour and get to know two of Madrid's best landmarks.

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Gymkhana bike tour at the Retiro Park of Madrid
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Gymkhana bike tour at the Retiro Park of Madrid

Learn all about the history of the Retiro Park in a very funny way booking this bike tour

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Santiago Bernabéu and Retiro Park e-bike tour with picnic
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Santiago Bernabéu and Retiro Park e-bike tour with picnic

Discover Madrid's main sights in a unique way: ride around on an e-bike, visit the Santiago Bernabéu and enjoy an included picnic.

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Duration 5 hours
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Electric tuk-tuk tour from the historic center to Salamanca district
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Electric tuk-tuk tour from the historic center to Salamanca district

Enjoy a 60-minute tuk-tuk ride of Madrid city center and Salamanca district

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Electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid
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Electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid

Enjoy a 2-hour tuk-tuk tour of Madrid city center

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Prado Museum skip-the-line tickets and El Retiro Park guided tour
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Prado Museum skip-the-line tickets and El Retiro Park guided tour

Visit the Prado Museum and save time with skip-the-line tickets. Discover Madrid's central park El Retiro and discover its celebrated monuments and hidden gems.

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Madrid highlights and Retiro Park Segway™ tour
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Madrid highlights and Retiro Park Segway™ tour

Explore Madrid's most famous spots, including some places that only locals know about on this 2.5-hour guided Segway™ tour.

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Madrid self-guided audio tour
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Madrid self-guided audio tour

Explore Madrid at your own pace! Enjoy an app containing over 130 points of interest, famous transport routes, sightseeing itineraries and walking tours.

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