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Buen Retiro, Madrid's favorite park, & Skip-the-Line ticket to Prado Museum

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide near Buen Retiro Park (Parque del Buen Retiro), one of Madrid’s largest public parks.
    Head inside to explore the tree-lined avenues, lake and ornamental gardens. Absorb the relaxing atmosphere, and hear how the park was created by King Philip IV in the 1700s before opening to the public in 1868.
    Admire the manicured French-inspired Parterre Garden, and stroll around the artificial lake to the Monument to Alfonso XII and Crystal Palace (Palacio de Cristal).
    Pass Madrid’s oldest tree, a 400-year-old conifer used as a cannon mount by French troops during the Napoleonic Wars; and trace the shady avenues to attractions including the Statue of the Fallen Angel, the Galápagos Fountain and San Jeronimos Church, where King Juan Carlos was crowned in 1975.
    After around 1.5 hours, arrive at the Prado Museum, next to the park. Hear about its must-see artworks, leave your guide, and use your skip-the-line ticket to gain fast-track entry. Spend however long you wish exploring the galleries to see masterpieces such as Velazquez’s Las Meninas and Goya’s The Family of Carlos IV, as well as works by El Greco, Titian and other greats.
    Your experience ends when you leave the Prado.
    Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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    Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

    A nice place for siesta, to relax, to walk, to do pic nic , a big Oasis in a big city!! I suggest not to lost a chance to visit this park!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank LINA K
    DiscoverWalks, Owner at Discover Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    yes! just as you say: - Retiro park deserves a lot more credit than most guidebooks will give it - you truly need a guide, to unearth the park's thousand hidden gems. thank you. Tell your friends!

    Reviewed July 23, 2018

    Our tour last Saturday morning of Retiro Park was amazing. Ana our guide, fresh & bright young girl, her knowledge was unbelievable. My husband & I had great fun with Ana. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

    Date of experience: July 2018
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