El Retiro Park: The oasis of Madrid


  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
El Retiro Park: The oasis of Madrid


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  • 2h 30min
  • 75 stories
  • 3.92km distance
  • 16 stops

Unlock the history and secrets of a green oasis stretching over 118 ha at the heart of Madrid! El Retiro Park, the former royal gardens of the Buen Retiro Palace, has been open to the public since 1868 and until today it is one of the most well-visited attractions of Madrid; a place loved by visitors and locals alike. Take a stroll to find out why!

Waltz in the park of El Retiro with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Madrid. Start your tour from the Royal Church of Saint Jerome and continue to explore the rest of the park visiting various fountains, unique buildings inside the park and monumental landmarks. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the (venue name) with a captivating audio tour on your phone.


Cover Photo: © Gryffindor / Commons Wikimedia


Audio Preview


Your tour starts behind the Prado Museum (Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 19). Walk up the stairs and find a place in front of the main façade of the church to listen to the following stories about the 1st point of interest.

Juan Alberto Romero

Art historian and tour guide, he is aware that bringing people closer to the cultural and natural heritage and communicating it with a critical attitude contributes to making our everyday environment a happier place.

Inclusions and Exclusions


  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges


  • Entrance fee to the museums, churches, and monuments
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The location


C. de Moreto, 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Starting point

Parque del Retiro, Glorieta del Ángel Caído, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Saint Jerome Church (C. de Moreto, 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Neptuno bus station and walking 400 metres east to reach the entrance of the Church. The tour ends at Fountain of the Fallen Angel (Parque del Retiro, Glorieta del Ángel Caído, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain) near the Mariano de Cavia bus station, 550m to the south.


  • Saint Jerome,
  • Hall of Kingdoms,
  • Casón del Buen Retiro,
  • Ahuehuete Tree,
  • Parterre Garden,
  • Estanque Grande,
  • Octagonal Pond,
  • Paseo de la Argentina,
  • The Galapagos Fountain,
  • Casita del Pescador,
  • Monument to General Martínez Campos,
  • Monument to King Alfonso

Important information

Opening hours

The tour is available from 6 AM to 9 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to 2 PM on weekends.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the museums, churches, and monuments are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB) 
  • Please keep in mind that it is a walking city tour and for that reason it is wheelchair accessible. 

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Wear comfortable shoes and a hat or sunscreen (during spring and summer).
  • It is better to have the tour before the sunset and preferably in the morning. 
  • Please keep in mind that if you want to visit religious places, you should wear appropriate clothes. 

Contributors and Bibliography

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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