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Private Tour to Retiro Park and Cibeles Palace

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More than 400 years old, Retiro Park is the most important green area in Madrid and your visit to the Spanish capital will not be complete without a walk through this wonderful green lung located in the center of the city. You will start the walking tour with a visit to the Cibeles Palace. This beautiful building, located at the intersection of Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, was built in what at that time were the `Jardines del Buen Retiro´. You will enter with the guide and after getting to know the interior, from its rooftop you will enjoy an incredible view of the `Gran Vía´. You will not forget the image of Madrid that you will have from this point!

Then you will go up Alcalá Street to enter Retiro Park. In the 17th century, the Count-Duke of Olivares designed a space for the recreation of the king and his court, giving rise to the Jardines del Buen Retiro. In 1868 it became a municipal park and since then elements have been added to its heritage. The guide will show you and explain the historical context behind the park’s most outstanding attractions. You can marvel at the size of the `Estanque Grande´, be dazzled by the beauty of the `Palacio de Cristal´, contemplate the `Fuente de los Galápagos´, or discover the legend of the statue of the `Ángel caído´.

At the end of the tour, you can stay in the park as it has many corners where you can sit down to rest and take a break from the “stress” of the city.


  • Get to know the interior of the old Madrid Post Office building and contemplate the views of Madrid’s oldest street, the Gran Vía, from its rooftop
  • See the Retiro Pond that was built by order of Philip IV to recreate naval battles in it
  • Admire the beauty of the Crystal Palace and discover why it resembles a greenhouse
  • Discover the symbolism hidden in the statue of the Fallen Angel and why it is situated at 666 metres above sea level


  • Private professional guide

Not included:

  • Entrance to the monuments
  • Transportation