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Madrid - The Retiro Gardens

The Retiro Gardens

(41 reviews)
Central Madrid, Madrid, Spain
50 mins

About the tour

Former Royal Grounds with a Royal Palace destroyed by Napoleon in early 1800's. Now belongs to the city and this space for Madrileños is equal to Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York. Fountains, Statues, Monuments, including an artificial lake with Pavilions for temporary exhibits. Temporary closed due to damages caused by Snow storm, although authorities are working in it to re-open as soon as possible, will keep you posted)

Meet your local guide


Jorge was born and raised in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. He has worked in the tour guiding industry for the last 24 years. Moved to Madrid in 1990 and a few years after, almost by accident, started from the lowest level in this field. His passion is to transmit his feelings about this wonderful city to anyone, the same way he would like to be treated: like showing to a friend his city of adoption. Málaga is always in his heart, Madrid is in his soul forever.

Jorge has been guiding since Mar 1997

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Madrid with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Madrid. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lori Z.

10 April 2021

Good tour. Lots of information about the sights you are seeing. Would recommend doing one of Jorge's tours.

Emerald D.

10 April 2021

Jorge us excellent on all his tours!!! Very friendly, informative and explains everything like a school teacher. I visited Barcelona so now I can say I’ve also visited Madrid!!!! Excellent tour!! Loved the history of Madrid and those beautiful fountains.

Kelly V.

10 April 2021

nice job... beautiful views and loads of information

Sue (Oregon) E.

10 April 2021

Hi Jorge, one of my favorite guides....I am sorry I missed most of your tour. A repairman came just after you started, and I was able to join you for just a little while, while you were at the lake in the park. I am sorry to have missed it and perhaps I can catch it at a later date. Take care! Sue

Tee (from California) B.

10 April 2021

We didn’t get to see very much and the picture of the crystal palace was blurry. It would’ve been nice to get up closer. And see more of the gardens besides two statues. I’ve been on a lot of Rego tours and this one was disappointing

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